Things move at such a fast pace these days that it’s hard – and nearly impossible – to keep up with. Our phones compute at a rate computers couldn’t 10 years ago, cars are starting to drive themselves, and we can track our every waking and sleeping moment with “wearables.” Everything changes constantly, faster and faster. Fitness seems to be following this same trend: CrossFit, pilates, kettlebells, Insanity, MovNat, and so on. Every season, a new way to get “fit,” “jacked,” or “shredded.” Honestly, it’s absurd. Fitness is a simple equation that needn’t be so overly complicated.
After two decades in the gym, you start to notice things; patterns that repeat themselves month after month, year after year. The people who succeed at being fit are the ones who follow the KISS Method. They keep it simple and they keep replicating the process. There’s three things they all do.
1) They lift weights.
They don’t balance on a Bosu ball while lifting either. They come in with a plan and they execute that plan. They do the basics and they do them well; deadlifts, squats, bench press, and rows. They don’t use machines unless it’s cable towers. It’s simple, it’s proven, and pretty much any gym in the country will have the basic equipment you need to get after it. They superset where they can to maximize the time spent to output ratio.