Every habit that we have, be it positive or negative, is the result of small, yet frequent intention and/or application.
It may be by design, or it may be happenstance, but repetitive actions through time will build habits.
What if you required of yourself to perform only a single sit-up or push-up each and every day, but gave yourself “permission” to do as many extras as you like based upon the day, how you are feeling, how much energy you have, how much time you have available, how motivated you are etc?
After reading a great book and concept recently, I was inspired to infuse the theories contained into my clients training and also my own programming.
Personally, I decided to perform at least one pull-up per day, each day during 2018 (this doesn’t include scheduled pull-up or chin-up variations contained in my regular workout template.)
For instance today, I performed 66 pull-up/chin-up variations (that I previously scheduled) and managed to “squeeze in” 3 wide-grip pull-ups over the course of the day.
One rep was right as I woke up in the early hours, one rep was just before work, one was just as I returned home from work. Effortless, yet still voluminous in terms of totality.
69 pull-up/chin-up variations so far, and there very well could be more, or maybe not. I have already hit my goal.
One pull-up per day.
Say for instance that I only hit those 3 pull-ups and nothing else.
What if I did that every day this week?
That would be 21 pull-ups.
What if I did this every single week in 2018?
You are talking 1092 pull-ups. (mind you I’m way ahead of that pace with 69 on the very first day of 2018.)
This will have an incredible impact in your muscle mass, strength, aesthetics and also athleticism.
Feasibly and accordingly, you could use any exercise that is in alignment with your goals and aspirations.
Happy New Year!