Written By: Gerrick King
It's about that time of the year when the little switch in your head goes off and you decide it's time to start working out for your "summer body." Let me stop you right there. Stop being obsessed with the body that you want and start being obsessed with consistency.
Here's a little vocabulary lesson.
1. conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness. Steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.
So yeah, consistency. The most important thing you can do at the gym is show up. If you make it your goal to show up every single day, you're going to do the workouts, and even if you half ass them, you'll get better results than if you stayed home. I always say that "doing something is always better than nothing."
Being consistent, in the long run, is the single most important aspect of your fitness journey. You can have the best program in the world designed by the best personal trainer or coach, but if you don't actually do it... then it's absolutely worthless. On the other hand, you can take a mediocre program from a mediocre trainer that's been published on the internet from bodybuilding.com or a magazine, and as long as you go to the gym and follow it every day consistently... you will absolutely see results.
In fact, you're going to get exponentially better results than you would if you just followed a better program in half the amount of time. Don't rush and half ass things.
I don't know what it is about the fitness industry but everyone always uses car metaphors. Here's a metaphor to help you understand the point that I'm trying to make:
Imagine driving across the entire country, from New Jersey to California, in the middle of the night with just your headlights. You would only be able to see about 300 feet in front of you, but you'd still be able to make the drive and get to your destination.
I also could have used the classic tortoise and the hare story scenario that most of you are familiar with.
That's what consistency is. The point I'm trying to make is that taking one step at a time will ultimately lead you to exactly where you want to go.
With that being said, at King Strength and Performance, it is one of our priorities to ingrain this idea of consistency in your head. We will be running our second #kingsistencychallenge from April 1st through May 31st to get you guys consistent and ready for the summer! We're going to reward you guys for being consistent with some great prizes. Stay tuned for more details.