Keeping it Simple

What does it take to be good at something?

Do you want to be good at Kung Fu or Tai Chi? What about just getting in shape?

How do I get good at “that”? Whatever “that” is for you.

Just keep it simple.

I once asked Grand Master Pui Chan how I could get better at side to sides (think lateral squats). It’s a move that we do a lot in Kung Fu and Tai Chi.

His answer:

“Do side to sides!”

Picture me nodding as Master Chan exits stage right.

You don’t have to overthink every step of the way. Strength Coach Dan John has a simple and effective way to get in shape.

“Go push something, pull something, do something for your legs and core. Don’t eat too many things from a box but rather eat things that grow from the earth. Do those things well most of the time and you will be in the best shape of your life.”

The point is that in health and in life, you can be good and simple at the same time.

If you are “waiting to get in shape before starting Kung Fu’‘ (which I don’t recommend BTW… just start), here is a workout routine that will work for most.

All you need is one dumbbell (you can even use a weighted book bag).

Exercises: Pushups, Squats, Rows, Planks.

Routine: 2 sets of 10-12 reps for each exercise (or average of 25 reps for each), getting a total 100 reps between all 4 movements.

Repeat 3 times a week for 3 months.

It can be that simple. 


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