The goal of minimalism is to do the least amount you need to do to get the job done, and not a smidgeon more.
That “and not a smidgeon more” works in both directions—addition and subtraction.
Too many programs are TOO stripped down. They create gaps and deficiencies.
To use an analogy, they say an AK-47 has fewer parts, and because of that is less likely to jam and actually get the job done, hence, making it more reliable than the M-16.
Very well, but the M-16, I am told, is more accurate and precise.
I am not an expert in guns (not at all) to offer an opinion as to which is better, but the analogy suffices.
If over complication is the enemy of effectiveness (getting the job done), then oversimplicity is the enemy of precision (getting the RIGHT job done).
The goal of an exercise program is to strip it down to its fewest must fundamental components so that it doesn’t jam (is reliable and reasonable) yet remains precise (relevant to your goals).
So simplify, but don’t oversimplify.
– = +
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