I came across this quote by Michelangelo Buonarroti this morning that I thought was especially important for the IBC community.
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
At first glance, I thought that personal fitness is really the opposite. Setting short realistic goals leads to success in fitness because you build each success upon the last.
Though I am questioning this belief right now. As I reflect on some of the fittest people in the world: Joe Decker, Rich Roll, & of course Lance Armstrong, I wonder if the real key to getting ultra fit is to aim super high and fall short. But then at that point, set your sights a bit higher and then fall short again, but at that point you are higher than your original goal.
Awhile back I set a goal of being featured on the cover of a Muscle Magazine. I don’t care which one.
The main reason I set this goal wasn’t necessarily to boost my ego to see myself on a publication that went out to hundreds of thousands of people. The reason I set it was because of the shape that I would have to be in to achieve this goal.
Now I know that I have a ways go, but I also know that in setting this goal it has pushed me to workout more intensely than I ever thought possible.
I am more committed to my workouts.
I am more dedicated to my nutrition plan.
I am more focused on researching what it takes to get rock hard.
What is your impossible goal?
Do you have a goal that drives you and excites you?
Day 1 of Week 4 of IBC 700 Workout Plan
In this workout we’ll be doing 3 exercises that you probably haven’t seen before:
1. Uneven Pushups
In this exercise you place one of your forearms on the ground and do the normal pushup. It’s a great way to target your chest from a different angle. Angular Training is so important when doing body weight exercises.
2. Dolphin Pushups
This is a very unique bodyweight exercises that most people haven’t seen before. Check out the video. I explain the form in there.
3. Static Chin Ups
This is just like a normal chin up but instead of coming up and down, you hold it in one place.
Good luck with today’s workout.
“They can because they think they can.”
Believe in yourself and you can achieve things you never thought possible.
King Shot Administer