I have an article for you from my friend and ‘fitness son’ Jason Klein. He’s a really cool cat, much smarter than his years. He’s developed a program from training marines to get fit super fast. You can see it here, or go ahead and read what he has to say and do the workout he provides. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment 😉
The Most Important Exercise
By: Jason Klein, NASM-CPT, PES, CES
Performance Enhancement Specialist
“Take the first step, and your mind will mobilize all its forces to your aid. But the first essential is that you begin. Once the battle is started, all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.”
– Robert Collier
You know, this quote really matters to me. Coming from the standpoint of a personal trainer, I think it is exactly how we need to view our health and fitness journey.
All to often, people get caught up in the vast minutia of the fitness industry. It is truly a new, futuristic form of the wild west.
Take a look at the supplement industry for example, and you will find nothing but chaos. A “gazillion” of companies (and people) trying to push their “golden pill” down the consumers’ throats. I pretty much like to relate this instance to the analogy of a flock of birds all attempting to fly in different directions, simultaneously.
It’s essentially a flying mess of cow dung.
So with this in mind, what separates those who are successful in their fitness goals?
From my years of training clients (and myself), I have seen one exercise that determines the success or failure of a person’s fitness.
See if you can relate to this story below:
As my new client, Don and I sat there talking about his new training program, I asked him to describe his past workout program.
He laughed under his breath.
“Program? Well Monday and Friday I would do full body, Tuesday and Thursday I would do cardio, and Wednesday I would do chest and back.”
I wanted specifics. “Alright, good. Can you recall what you would do on Mondays?
“Well, it was different every time and I did whatever I felt that my body needed, so there wasn’t a whole lot of specifics involved,” Don replied.
“I just did what I thought the most important exercise was for me to do,” he said.
I then asked him the same question that I am going to ask you.
This conversation was a regular occurrence for me at the start of my personal training career, and was not at all a surprise.
So now I ask you, what is the single-most important exercise?
- The plank?
- The push up?
- The squat?
- Bench press?
Truthfully, none of these are the most important exercise when it comes to fitness.
The single-most important exercise you can do for long-term fitness success:
Yes, plan. Planning for your workouts and having a strategy to get you to where you want is perhaps the fastest, and most rewarding action you can possibly do for yourself.
And yet, some people find this exercise to be more daunting than the actual workout itself.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Yes, the simple act of taking ACTION is key, but action without meaning is useless.
Utilizing simple planning strategies like a white board or calendar can be the hidden secret to your long-term fitness results, and also provide a visual example as to how far you have come.
The next step you should take if you haven’t already is to arm yourself with a plan. You can check out my Lean Body Revolution plan here.
In case you didn’t know…
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Now if you’re hesitant, I can understand. That’s why I have a sample workout plan. Now you can train just like a Marine:
Superset Resistance and Cardio, and complete for time:
*All sets are 25 repititions:
1. Air Squats
2. Triple Flexion
3. Iso-Ab Pushup
4. Triple Flexion
5. Cross Iso-Climber, Right
6. Triple Flexion
7. Cross Iso-Climber, Left
8. Triple Flexion
9. Walking Prone Iso-ab
10. Triple Flexion
11. Wall Sit with Alt. Leg Extensions
12. Triple Flexion
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