Daily Archives: February 21, 2017

Basic Mastery, Baby Steps.

“Progress is steeped in a mastery of the basics.”

Let’s face it, it’s true not matter which way you cut it.

Here, an example for you:

When you were born did you have the ability to walk straight away?

No, no you didn’t. You first had to master gaining conscious control and awareness of your limbs instead of look at your foot and thinking “What is this, can I eat it?” before sticking it in your mouth as babies do.

Next up was perhaps rolling over and pushing yourself off the floor, swiftly followed by flailing all your limbs around like a fish stranded on dry land, then on to sitting up by yourself along with other various nuances. Eventually that combination gave you the skill required to crawl.

After getting used to crawling around you start to grab on to anything to lift yourself up and stand, not long after this with some unsteady first steps where you fall down, then you get back up and try again, you keep trying, never giving up – funny how the only thing you lose as you age is the desire not to give up, ironic really, what helps you survive as a child is the very thing you hide from as an adult; effort and preserving at a given task until you succeed.

Could you imagine if babies had the attitude of most adults? They would never walk, ever.

Eventually, after many a failed attempt, SUCCESS!

You can now walk and from that day you were unstoppable, except for doors and other such baby restricting implements.

The point is this, without mastering the basics as a child you’d not be walking now, the same goes for achieving results in the way of fitness, health and aesthetics. You must first master the basics of nutrition and weight lifting form, you must also have the enthusiasm and determination of a child striving to walk. If you have those 4 elements then you’ll find you leave plenty of people in the dust with the outstanding results you achieve.

Just remember, once upon a time you didn’t give up, you didn’t let yourself get defeated or fall victim to the thought of “I can’t do it” you simply mastered the basics and kept going, if you approach you life with this attitude you will find it’s a far more successful one and by logic a happier one too.

Enjoy,

Ross

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2 Truths you won’t like.

Morning all,

Today you’ll find a short post that has two irrefutable truths that no matter how much you’d like to believe don’t apply to you, they do.

1 – Energy balance is responsible for weight maintenance – a sportive balance means weight gain, a negative one means weigh loss.

2 – The body needs certain amounts of vitamins and minerals to perform daily functions, biochemical reactions and not die.

If you think these don’t apply to you because you are a truly unique individual then you should donate your body to medical science immediately because you’re either a genetic abnormality or the next wave of human evolution.

Don’t agree with this?

Here are some resources for you to educate yourself with:

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-energy-balance

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-vitamins-minera…

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