Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Other 23

One of the most important aspects of athletic development we emphasize is something we call - The Other 23.

You train for approximately 1-hour a day and then for the other 23 hours of the day what do you do?  Think about that for a second.  That's 23 hours of away from training and 1 hour training - In the grand scheme of things, what do you think is more important?

No doubt training is of utmost importance, but if you aren’t taking care of the hours spent away from training you are definitely short changing your results.

You can't out train or out work a poor lifestyle

The truth is, you get better between training sessions, not during them. Training elicits a stress on your body and you become better by adapting to those stresses. Training provides the stimulus for awesome results, BUT to fully maximize those results you need to take care of the other 23-hours you are not at BBA.

What does this mean?
  • Nutrition - Eating tons of lean proteins, vegetables, and fruits at every meal
  • Rest - Getting AT LEAST 8-hours of sleep per night - Plus consider a 20-40 minute nap
  • Taking 10-minutes everyday to spend on your body 
    • Stretching, Mobility, Self Massage (foam rolling) 
    • Hot-Cold Showers, Cold Baths, Epsom Salt Baths 
    • Being Active (Not watching TV/playing video games all day)
  • Drinking plenty of water - 1/2 your BW in ounces
  • Breathing Drills/Meditation - Tap into your parasympathetic nervous system and down regulate

It’s during The Other 23 that you will truly see the biggest results.  These hours are the difference between the good and great.  It's the difference between the serious and non-serious.  It's also the most underutilized aspect of most athletes lives.

If athletes, or really anybody for that matter, would just take control of 80% of this Other 23, they would see tremendous improvements in all areas of their performance and health.


You can't out train or out work a poor lifestyle

Go Get 'Em!

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