F***K Mediocrity

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I was listening to the radio a couple days ago and the DJ was talking about some article he found on how to lose weight for your New Years “Resolution”.  A couple were decent such as dropping soda and other calorie containing beverages but the rest were crap like this:

“Eat 3 less bites of every meal you eat.”

“If you are eating pizza order it without cheese.”

“Stand instead of sitting when you can.”

Seriously!? When did standing become considered as exercise?

We have become a nation of people that will half-ass absolutely anything that we can.  Why do it right and get the full results when we can do just the bare minimum and get a small portion of the results.  This type of shit drives me INSANE.  You hear it all the time from people in the gym who have these ridiculous goals but don’t want to actually put in any work to get them.  One classic example is the guy who wants to be strong, but not to strong.  What the hell is to strong? The day where someone actually defines “to strong” is the day I give up training and take up profession kite flying.  What they’re really saying is this, “I want to be strong without actually trying hard.”

To quote one of my favorite movies, “It flabbergasts me when you say things like that.” (Pineapple Express)

Another thing that bugs me is when someone who is training for fat loss won’t lift weights because they don’t want to look like a bodybuilder.  This is most common in women because when they think of lifting weights they think of this:

Instead of this:

Picture and stats taken from Elitefts.com

 

This bottom picture is of Hannah Johnson who is a very well known POWERLIFTER.  Her best numbers so far are:

Weight Classes: 148
Best Squat: 450lb
Best Bench: 300lb
Best Deadlift: 450lb
Best Total: 1200lb

Despite packing more power than a barrel full of gun powder I would have to say she sure as hell doesn’t look like a bodybuilder!

Here’s what I need from all of you who are reading.  What are you going to do in 2011 that is going to kick mediocrity out the door for good?  This doesn’t have to just be about training either.  It can be anything in your life that you want to change for the better.

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