Procrastination Sets: A New Development In Muscle Building Technology
Please put this down:
Perform a set of five, then, without delay: use restroom, get a drink, send text, call mom, make bagel, wink eye at homely girl, go to confession—get sins absolved and some credit towards the next lot, confirm flight reservations, set oven to broil, watch Sports Center, file taxes, floss cat, play Jenga, complete degree in anthropology at The University of Phoenix Harrisburg Online, shuck corn, and lastly…and will you look at that? I’ll be damned—it’s been an hour already? Well, I reckon I better get home and put off another load of work—cause ain’t nothing going to get done, less I’m the one do it.
Procrastination sets, though a curious spectacle, I fear deeply, are becoming all too wildly popular. This practice has become wide-spread and sacred among those who subscribe to the belief that simply acquiring membership to the gym, wandering aimlessly about the premises and maundering like an old ass is what makes you into a athletic specimen.
To the contrary, but not to the better, we have Clutter Sets. A long series of incandescent nonsense, performed successively and uninterruptedly, and without any good show of reason for it. Everything is selected arbitrarily, thrown together in a skillet, and way overcooked. The result is an exercise program collapsed in on itself, like a poorly served soufflé.
Every once in a while, I admit, these programs will show some results, by mistake, as does a blind squirrel find a nut, or does Christine cook the chicken all the way through.
But an exercise program should not rely on miracles alone to produce results, as do so many backwoods chiropractors, but instead, should be vigorous and concise, purposeful, full of nothing unnecessary, clean, and whittled to the bone.
The ultimate conquest, of course, is to maximize results while minimizing time and effort.
To that end, fitness minimalism is not about being idle in your approach, but deliberate. It’s addition through subtraction, so to speak—as any program will improve in direct ratio to the number of things that can be kept out of it that shouldn’t be there.
It’s about focusing your energy on the “vital few” efforts that are battle-field tested, and proven effective. At the same time, it’s about focusing your energy on ignoring the “trivial many” efforts that creep in, and solicit your attention, but deserve none of it.
I offer seven reasons, now, as to why you should seek to do more with less, cut the clutter from your program, and become a (fitness) minimalist.
7 Reasons to Become a Fitness Minimalist
1. Saves You Money
The minimalist knows he doesn’t need anything extraneous to reach his goals, only that he needs to do the right things (be effective).
2. Saves You Time
The minimalist knows he doesn’t need to spend countless hours in the gym to reach his goals, only that she needs to do things right (be efficient).
3. More Freedom
The minimalist learns to listen to his body, and operates on a flexible training schedule. He goes hard the days his body gives him the green light, and takes a brisk walk on the days it don’t.
4. Better Movement
The minimalist understands the importance of high-quality movement, squeezing the most out of each and every rep. She moves with grace.
5. Less Risk of Injury
The minimalist understands the importance of good alignment, and never sacrifices quality for quantity. His reps are often fewer, but better.
6. Better Results
The minimalist understands that recovery = results, and strives to do the least amount of work she needs to do to get the job done, and not a smidgeon more. She doesn’t get in the way of her own progress.
7. Time for Things That Matter Most
The minimalist knows the gym is a means, not an end; and that there is more to life than bicep curls and leg raises. The minimalist pays his dues, but nothing more. He gets in, gets out, and gets on with it.
Minimalism is a movement in the opposite direction of the herd, away from the broken “more is more” mentality, and towards reasonableness. Won’t you join me?
**And if you are already with me, then I must ask, how has minimalism worked for you? I’d love to hear your story in the comment section**
The 2014 Becoming Minimalist Master Class
So I’m launching an online “Becoming Minimalist” strength and fat loss training course, and am looking for 100 people for the initial “case study”.
I’ve discounted tuition significantly, to make it super affordable for anyone who is willing to be a guinea pig before I roll this thing out big time next year.
I need people who are:
1) Willing to do EXACTLY what I say (I’m going to lay everything out for you, all you have to do is follow directions)…
2) Willing and able commit to 3-4 days a week of a minimalist strength and conditioning program, and…
3) Willing and able to commit to a strict, 3-phase Metabolic Reset protocol for at least 30 days.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, and willing to commit to, then just take this quick survey for me, and read all the requirements very carefully before you register.