We believe, with absolute certainty, that how (intensity) you do something, almost anything, is more important than how long (time) you do it.
- How effectively you study, is more important than how long you study.
- How productively you work, is more important than how long you work.
- How well you sleep, is more important than how long you sleep for.
- How great your vacation is, is more important than how long it is.
Isn’t how you love much more important than how long you love?
Stop and ponder this for a second…
…wouldn’t being able to truly love, even for a short period of time, be far more beneficial than being in the “wrong” relationship for a long time? 🤔
That’s deep huh? But think about it. We bet you will agree.
Are you seeing the pattern here now?
A Focused Intensity
We are quite sure you might be able to find a couple of off-the-wall examples where this might not be true, but overall, HOW YOU DO SOMETHING really matters most, no?
One place we can promise you this really holds true? Exercise!
Your exercise intensity is the key to changing the way you look, feel, and perform. No question about this.
Does this mean that every single bout of exercise should be at a maximum, 100% effort? Nope!
But it absolutely does mean, simply going through the motions, for hours on end, provides little benefit.
With that said, before all the cardiologists in the world jump on us…there are benefits to less intense cardiovascular exercise. We are not suggesting you cut walks, bike rides, etc.
We simply want to make this crystal clear. The intensity with which you approach your fitness regiment is far more important than the time you put into it.
When you learn to work HARDER instead of LONGER, you will be amazed at the changes you see and how you feel. (Obviously, endurance athletes are excluded.)
One of the best, most prominent examples of this would be incorporating HIIT (high-intensity interval training) into your program. Even just 2-3 times a week. Just 12-15 minutes of HIIT training will make a world of difference.
It doesn’t matter where you start or what exercise you choose to perform really. The key, once again, is the AMOUNT OF EFFORT you place into whatever it is you choose to do.
Stationary bike, treadmill, stepper, elliptical, rower, swimming, outdoor sprints, biking…we don’t care!
Find a way, mentally and physically, to push yourself into 2-3 HIIT sessions per week.
You have the time for this. You can certainly find the time for this. Best of all, the results will be well worth the time you put in.
The “effects” of these short HIIT sessions will provide extended boosts, even after exercise, to your metabolism and use up the fat-storing enzymes such as lipoprotein lipase (LPL), thus essentially locking the door of your fat cells.
Great news when it comes to weight loss and/or management no?
Let’s stop wasting precious time. Get in, get it done, get out! And then remember…take this approach with you elsewhere!
Your INTENSITY matters!
You only have one life to live, one body to live it in, so take care of it. Progress, not perfection. Good, better, best with your food intake and some form of movement daily. Get your nutritional foundation from food, supplement where necessary, and drink plenty of water. We are here to help, so feel free to drop us comments or questions as often as you’d like and always consult your physician before making any changes to your diet or exercise regiment.
Live a 3D life…Decisions Determine Destinations!