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Here is the summarized version of a great article written by Armi over at Impruvism.com. To read the whole thing, click on the pink title below…
How to Become Better at Anything in 6 Simple Steps
July 2, 2013 by Armi Legge 1 Comment
Your life is tough.
Maybe you’re not unhappy, but you’ve got more problems than you’d like.
You feel overwhelmed at times — even with projects you enjoy. Your work, family, social life, athletics, and everything else seems like too much.
You’re not sure how to handle it all.
Use this simple 6-step process to become better at anything.
You’ve got a vague idea of your goals, dreams, and desires, but you’re not sure exactly what you want your life to be like or how to get there.
Like everyone, you want to be better at everything.
Maybe you want to…
Be more productive.
Recover from a nagging injury.
Solve a chronic health problem.
Spend more time with your family and friends.
Start dating again.
You’re interested in self-improvement, but you’re not sure what you want to improve first or how to improve it.
Here is the simplest, easiest, and most effective way to do just that.
(By the way, there’s a special bonus at the end of the article for you to download. It’s only going to make sense if you read the article though.)
The Last Self-Improvement System You’ll Ever Need
Set a goal.
Decide what you need to do to achieve your goal.
Prioritize the actions with the highest return on investment to reach your goal.
Decide what activities will hinder or distract you from achieving your goal, and figure out how to avoid them.
Find the easiest and most sustainable ways to implement the actions that will help you reach your goals.
Do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.
Your 6-Step Cheat Sheet
Let’s see how this system would look in it’s most basic form, using weight loss as an example.
Goal: Lose weight.
Target: Create a caloric deficit.
Important Actions: Eat less, move more.
Unimportant Actions/Distractions: Avoiding certain foods and taking supplements.
Simple Constructive Behaviors: Set times to exercise, count calories, track your weight.
Iterate: Adjust calories as you lose weight, exercise more, reexamine your goals, know when to stop.
Feel free to copy and paste this into a separate document and modify it to suit your own goals.
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Recently I had a chance to talk somethings over from a man I truly admire. His name is Armi Legge and he is the brains behind Impruvism.com, a site that I very much recommend and have linked articles to here. In fact, you can read one below about Gluten. Armi and I discussed many things, from intermittent fasting to becoming bulletproof, and we closed with a lighting round of Approved or Impruve. Armistead Legge on 2013-05-31 at 06.18
We’ve all seen the lists of things that people shouldn’t do in the gym for whatever reason. We all know not to drop the weights, not to grunt, no zubazz pants, and not to talk on your cell phone. If you’re still doing any of those things, you may want to consider why you’re in the gym at all. Those are standard gym etiquette that most people follow.
As these relics fade away with the CD player and lifting gloves, new ridiculous trends and irriating gym behaviors have taken their place. These MUST be aknowledged and ended before every person on the planet is wearing TOE SHOES! What I offer below is the new TOP 10 RETARDED GYM BEHAVIORS~!
10) Toe Shoes – “Bro, I ain’t being held back by that cumbersome shoe.” – You’re a geek if you’ve bought into this hype. The rate of injury that occurs with these is second only to the jump shoe fad of the late 90′s. Also, you look like an idiot.
9) Wife Beaters (specifically, wearing a rag shirt over your wife beater) – “Bro, I gotta put my rag on over my bra shirt. How will people know I have ribs?” – Are you planning on cleaning up an oil spill later? I’d give you a pass if it was 1913.
8) Playing your music for all to hear out of your IPhone – “Bro, who doesn’t like JaRule?” – Me. Maybe I do, but if I do, I’ll kindly play it in my own headphones.
7) Lifting in groups of threes – “You two Bros ready to go lift? We got 25 sets of bench to do while we text.” – You get one training partner, and if he sucks, get a different one, not two.
6) Telling eveyone you’re into crossfit – “You don’t do crossfit Bro? How do you confuse your muscles?” – You’re confusing me with your “WOD.” What exactly is this accomplishing?
5) Leaving your crossfit mess everywhere – “Bro, I gotta have my kettlebell in front of the mirror so I can do hand stand pushups and cartwheels right after.” – As the great Kenny Powers once said, “I ain’t trying to be the best at exercise.”
4) Using chalk in your commercial gym – “Bro, I’m setting a PR on deads.” – Awesome, get a stronger grip. Don’t you get plenty of grip strength from jerking each other off at crossfit class?
3) Drinking your supplements during your workout. “Bro, I take NO sPlode, and I need you to know it.” – We’ll know it from the stench of your farts, thanks.
2) Using a Squat Rack for anything but SQUATS~! – “This bar is set up at perfect curl height, Bro.” – They also have preset bars for curls too. More convenient, and out of our way.
1) Working out your JAW~! – “Bro, did you see TMZ?” – Shut up and train~!
So there you have it. The new trends in fitness also lead to new trends in douchebaggery. Be APPROVED~! The classic lifts work. So does classic etiquette. In the gym, be nice and courteous, but don’t be afraid to call people out on their disapproving choices.
Armi Legge will be joining me via skype for a conversation about a host of topics, but primarily I would like to get his opinion on these big 3:
1) Will Intermittent Fasting lead to fat loss?
2) Which supplements are worth the money?
3) Why is he no longer “bulletproof”?
Armi is one of the most incredible young scientific based minds I’ve ever heard, and he will blow you away with accurate, useful information. If you’ve never been, head to impruvism.com right away. Armi has an APPROVED “no bullshit” approach to athletics, supplementation, and nutritional knowledge. In fact, he doesn’t try and get you to buy anything. He doesn’t sell it, he tells it. Sniiiiiiiiiiiiiifffffffff, that’s why I get the big bucks.
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