Last week, a customer wrote to tell me about the success he’s having in strengthening his whole body, since he implemented the advice I’ve given in this email newsletter.
Instead of forcing himself to train harder with the “more, more, more” mentality, he gives himself a simple daily goal, which when achieved, naturally expands into something bigger.
Por ejemplo, instead of trying to break a personal record each day, he sets a minimum goal to do 25 Hindu squats per day.
That number may be a joke to you – but it’s no laughing matter. Why? Because a “minimum goal” i’s a get-started now with no-excuses goal.
There’s no “I don’t have time” bullcrap excuses when you can accomplish your objective in 30 seconds or less.
So, you crank out a set of squats, and then you think you’re done.
But an exhilarating thing tends to happen AFTER the set. Your brain pumps out feel good neurotransmitters, and these often make you want to do another set, and another, and possibly another and another after that.
So the minimum goal of 25 turns into sets that add up to 100 repetitions or more.
Well, as for the guy I mentioned – he’s been doing over 200 Hindu squats most days and that’s where it gets even better.
One day he noticed that his strength went up on other exercises. When he tested himself with reverse pushups, he discovered he could do 15 repetitions, even though he hasn’t worked on it and his previous best was five.
He asked me how this could be.
“The legs feed the wolf,” I replied, borrowing a line from Herb Brooks, head coach of the 1980 USA Hockey Team, who won Olympic Gold.
Yes, the legs feed the wolf.
Tis why I call the Combat Conditioning DVD that teaches the proper technique for Hindu squats, The Leg and Lung Workout.
Make sure you set a “minimum goal” for your Hindu squats. Even a super simple goal of doing one repetition is enough to get some people going, and once your azz is moving, it’s harder to stop than you might think.
Pick up your copy of the Combat Conditioning book and DVDs today.
Here endeth the lesson.