Most people go to the gym and go through the motions and then wonder why they aren’t getting results. It is quite obvious to me if you look at it….people are in a soft-environment and no one ever taught them that they are supposed to attack their workouts, no holds barred. If you train in this manner, you shouldn’t be able to go for more than 3 days per week. I was unable to walk correctly after one set of squats last week, thats one set for the whole week and I can guarantee it was a hell of a lot harder than what you will see anyone do at the ‘gym’. I always tell my players are about how intense Michael Jordan was. (As a side note, I officially feel a little ‘old’ when I have to tell my players and students about Jordan as if an old-timer was talking to me about Mickey Mantle or something along those lines.)
I remember one instance in which Jordan punched his then teammate, Jon Paxson, in the face because Jordan didn’t think he was practicing hard enough, something that was totally unacceptable to Jordan. Jordan wanted to win more than anything and you have to carry the same attitude into each and every workout if you want the results you are after. Stop going through the motions and get INTENSE!
Today’s post is simple, I know that many of my students don’t know Michael Jordan except for what I tell them of him. I also know that many of my basketball players know Jordan, but weren’t old enough to watch him in his prime. His work ethic was second to none, he was cold blooded in the clutch, he pushed himself beyond where any normal man could push himself, the greatest: