Simple is the future…
As I get older and wiser. Not sure that’s altogether a good thing but anyway I really like things a simple as possible. Now being a man that is a fairly obvious statement but the more I learn the more I want to strip things back. This runs across all aspects of my life home life, nutrition, training and whatever else comes into the mix. It doesn’t always workout this way but I try my best.
I first noticed it in terms of training and how I go about my workouts now. I love nothing more than picking 3 exercises working 3 different body parts or muscle groups and doing multiple rounds. A good example of this would be Squat, Push Up and Pull Up. This is as simple as it gets and works 3 of the major movements/muscle groups. This can be great when you are short of time or don’t want to have to think about it too much. You can save the more complex workout for another time.
It links into nutrition as well. Like when you make dinner for the family but make too much on purpose so that you have some left over for your lunch the next day. This will not only save you time but take away the headache of having to decide what to have and ensure you have all the ingredients in stock. Another example would having the same thing for breakfast everyday or even every other day so that you have 2 go to options. That is simplicity at it’s finest.
One of the reasons we fail when it comes to trying to improve our health and fitness by making massive changes is that we have too much choice. All those exercise and all those foods??? How do we decide what ones to have and when. What exercises do we do when we are in the gym. It can get really confusing and complex so the easiest way is to keep it as simple as possible.
KISS is often referred as an acronym for either KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID or KEEP IT SUPER SIMPLE.
Both work well and is something we should use just to remind ourselves that when things do get a bit complicated we should just strip it back and simplify things. If you only have 1 or 2 choices then it makes it easy. Having 10 choices is where we go wrong.
Variety is the spice of life but simplicity is the key to success.