Start with WHY

Before adopting a workout routine of a famous actor, athlete or model, think about what that person’s goals were.

Was it to look ripped for the 1-hour photoshoot? To look pumped for the 3-months of filming? To kick ass in an elite professional sporting event? 🤔

Or is it to be strong, healthy, move well, have plenty of energy to live life and not have injuries and pain? 🤔

Now consider (or better, research), what was their condition AFTER their training regime / filming is completed? How much money do they earn for looking/performing that way? And from that income, how much money are they happy to pay for physiotherapists, nutritionists, massage therapists, psychologists, pharmacists and doctors to fix any damage done by their training regime?

Having read thousands of books and hundreds of Hollywood and Olympic athlete training plans, and even having completed some of them, I will say this: read the fine print. 👉Those workouts ARE effective. But for WHAT, for WHOM, for HOW LONG and at what COST they are effective, is almost always overlooked. 👈

When putting together a training plan for yourself (doing random workouts from YouTube has never worked long term for anybody), think ‘Is it fit for my purpose? Is it sustainable for my lifestyle? What are the benefits vs the costs of it?’. This will inevitably lead to ‘what IS my purpose, actually?’. And that’s the best place to start if you want to keep on keeping on when your motivation wears off, as it inevitably does.

Start with WHY. Pay attention to the costs, not only the benefits, of the plan. Aim for sustainability.


Build from there.

Phys Cult Privet

Kat Tabakova

Published by Kat's Kettlebell Dojo

Kettlebell Dojo is a philosophy that is about making your training time-efficient and maximally effective by consistently performing high-quality functional movements. In addition to being a bookworm, Kat is a certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Strong First SFG Level II Instructor, Girevoy coach, Nutrition coach, Jump Rope, and Crossfit Gymnastics coach.

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