Listen, as a husband, father of 5 and business owner my time is so precious that if I ever feel like it’s being wasted, I immediately reevaluate what I’m doing and ask myself if it’s really worth it.
That’s exactly how I felt a few years ago when I was taking time away from my family and going to the gym everyday – for at least 2 hours every time – chasing after the physique that I had back in college when I used to play sports.
PLUS, with my wife pregnant with our 5th child, I started to feel guilty that I was taking all this time away from my family, selfishly, trying to keep myself in shape.
The problem was, I wasn’t in shape…at least not by my standards or the standards that have been set by the industry that I chose to make a living in.
And no matter what anyone tells you, it doesn’t matter what degrees or certifications you have, it doesn’t matter what celebrities you’ve trained and it doesn’t matter what kind of results you’ve gotten for other people…
It’s kind of like me telling my kids to eat their vegetables because it’s good for them, while I’m stuffing my face full of donuts.
The problem wasn’t that I was doing enough – I was spending 10 hours per week in the gym training myself, after all – the problem was that I was doing TOO MUCH.
The problem was that I was doing too many exercises, for too many repetitions, too many times during the week.
Sure, you can train like that when you’re 20; when you have ZERO life responsibility; when your body can take the pounding and; when you have all the time in the world.
But now that you’re living “real life” – you’ve got responsibilities outside of yourself, and you can’t afford to be physically out of commission because you injured yourself trying to do 200 reps of a given exercise – training intensely hard 5 times per week just doesn’t work anymore.
And it wasn’t until I figured out how to secretly MAXIMIZE my training results by doing less that I not only started to lose a ton of fat, BUT I started to get stronger and more athletic too.
The secret isn…