It’s Monday morning, and time to stop messing around.
If you’re feeling more energy than usual from my emails, you’re right. On Friday evening I celebrated the end of 61 days of our 40-day Forge program (I screwed up, so had to start over at 21 days) with my first cold beer of 2022. And I’m totally pumped about what I uncovered.
I can’t wait to share my results with you later this week, but let’s jump in…
Last Wednesday, I got an email about a the success a client is having strengthening his entire body.
Instead of forcing himself to train harder with the “more, more, more” mentality, he gives himself a simple daily goal that naturallly expands into something bigger.
For example, instead of trying to set a new personal record every day, he sets a minimum goal to do 25 squats per day.
But it’s no joke.
A “minimum goal” is a get-started-now-with-no-excuses goal.
You can’s spew out the “I don’t have time” BS when you can accomplish your goal in 30 seconds.
So, you bust out a set of squats. And you think you’re finished.
But something magical happens AFTER the set. Your brain releases neurotransmitters that make you want to do another set, and another, and another.
So the minimum goal of 5 turns into sets that add up to 100+ reps or more.
As for the guy I mentioned – he’s been doing 200+ squats most days.
But it gets even better…
One day he noticed that his strength went up on other exercises. Even though he hadn’t worked on reverse-pushups, he discovered he could do 15 reps.
How could that be?
To quote Herb Brooks (1980 USA Gold-Winning Hockey Coach), “The legs feed the wolf.”
Yup. The legs feed the wolf.
That is why all the programs you find in the 18STRONG App have a steady dose of leg exercises.
If our programs aren’t for you, and you do go off script, be sure to set a minimum goal for your squats. Even a super simple goal of doing ONE repetition is enough to get some people going. And once you’re in motion, it’s harder to stop than you might think.
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You’ve got this,