Consistency vs. Intensity {Video}

Please watch the video above.

Most things in the fitness and nutrition space are based around intensity.

That is, empty your cupboards and only eat chicken and broccoli for 30 days while spending at least 2 hours in the gym every day.

That's a bit of an exaggeration, but not far off from what many "programs" expect.

Intensity is about doing as much as you possibly can as quickly as possible.

It's like a raging fire. 

But like a raging fire, it'll quickly burn out.

Consistency, on the other hand, is about "putting in the reps."

It's still about doing as much as you possibly can but for as long as you possibly can and as often as you possibly can.

This usually means you're doing a bit less.

Which is where we start to get tripped up.

We often think we have do everything all at once.

We don't.

We're much better served if we pick just ONE THING and get really really good at that.

Getting really good at something requires practice.

Practice requires consistency. Or at least practice that is going to produce anything fruitful.

It's not about what you do once or twice. Remember, don't major in the minors.

Rather, it's what we repeatedly do the makes us who we are.

Evan CookComment