What do Bobby Fischer, the Karate Kid, and Warren Buffet have to do with fitness?
It’s a little something called “Informed Simplicity”.
What this means is they are able to take something super complex and break it down to the simplest format possible in order to achiever success over and over again.
For example, in Chess there are literally as more possible moves that can be made than there are stars in the sky.
Well maybe not literally….but it’s a LOT!
Even with the knowledge off all these different moves Bobby Fischer only used a handful of openings when he played Chess.
This is the equivalent of the New Orleans Saints only using 3 plays for the past 10 years to open an offensive drive.
It is because of this, and not in spite of it, that Bobby Fischer is the arguably the greatest Chess player ever.
Mr. Myagi “only” taught the Karate Kid how to wax the car, paint the fence, and balance on one foot on a canoe without falling.
There are many more Karate moves BUT with just these 3 skills you Daniel-Son was able to become the California state Karate champ.
And Warren Buffet?
There are encyclopedias of information out there on how to value a company…..but Mr. Buffet always asks 1 simple question before buying a company.
“Will it be here in 20 years?”
If it isn’t “YES” then he is out….not matter what the other metrics say.
This is exactly how I view fitness.
There are tons of studies and research that really get into the details of the perfect fitness program.
To me though all I care about are:
1) Using barbells and other “free weights”
2) Focusing on “compound movements”
3) Showing up at least 2x per week for 50 weeks per year (100+ workouts a year).
Similarly for nutrition there seems to be tons of confusion over carb cycling, meal timing, macro nutrient ratios, and the like.
To me it just boils down to:
1) Eat real food
2) Don’t eat too much of it
Intentional Simplicity at it’s finest ;/)
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