I was a senior in high school and having a bad year. Just after Christmas break I lost a wrestling match – leaving me with a record of 7-4. Yet, I still had these goals of winning a state title and wrestling for
Dan Gable at the University of Iowa.
In a crushed mental state I opened a book I had read numerous times already. But this time I read six words I’d never seen on previous readings.
The book: The Legend of Dan Gable – The Wrestler.
The words: “Three workouts a day – year round.”
After reading these words I decided to get on the mat three times a day. Not just once a day like I had done since I began training in the sport.
What was the result.
I went from 7-4 and feeling low to winning 15-straight matches, most of them by lopsided margins.
I qualified for the state tournament. In the first round I beat another district champion.
In the quarterfinals I defeated the defending state champion, who was also a state champion in the 100-meter dash and 1st team all-state in football.
In the semi-finals I beat the number three ranked man in the state.
And then, in the finals, a letdown. I dropped the bout 7-5. Close but no crescendo.
Surprisingly, my victories caught the attention of Gable, who wondered where this kid came from. My high school had no record of producing great wrestlers.
Six words changed my life.
Now think of how this applies to ANYTHING in your life.
I used this same idea to win several national titles in kung fu – as well as a world championship.
I won the gold in Beijing – beating the Chinese in their own art.
I’ve used it in business.
I’ve used it as a writer.
You can too – regardless of what the endeavor is – and you MUST succeed if you follow it.
Back to fitness: If you workout three times a day – year round – will you be in great shape all year.
And the workouts do NOT need to be high intensity, puke bucket ordeals.
Just do something three times a day. Make one of the workouts vigorous – let the other two simply be metabolism boosters.
One can be Combat Abs‘ Magnificent Seven.
Another can be the Royal Court from Combat Conditioning.
The third can be Dao Zou.
The fourth can be the Chinese Long-Life System.
Or a walk or swim.
Three workouts a day – year round.
50 pushups before breakfast – followed by deep breathing.
A 3-minute bridge before lunch.
100 Hindu squats before dinner.
Something – three times a day.
Think about it. Then DO about it.