Did you really think I was going to sell you my super squat program?
Now that I have your attention, I wanted to touch on a big issue in the health and fitness industry today. The promise of big changes in a short time frame.
The issue is, this change is usually temporary – it doesn’t last.
You go on that detox and lose a handful of kilos in a couple of weeks. But talk to me a few months later – have you continued to lose that excess weight?
You complete that Smolov base cycle, adding 15kg to your squat. Then, without a long term training plan, you miss a few sessions. A month later, you’re back to your old max.
Quick fixes are exactly that, quick. You may change for a few weeks, perhaps even a month, but when progress slows – or life gets busy – it’s back to the old habits.
You may have heard people say that it takes only 21 days to form a new habit – but this seems to underestimate it for most of us. There is research that indicates it takes 66 days (~10 weeks), on average, to form a habit. Everyone is different though, with the range being from 18 days to 254 days.
To make long term change though, you need to commit to making choices that align with your goals – over and over again. The more you make those choices, the more automatic they become – i.e. the less effort you have to put in to choosing to do it, it becomes a habit.
So stop looking for a quick fix.
Commit to making daily choices that align with your goals.
In the long run, you’ll be better for it.