Reading through a body recomposition forum the other day and was struck by the following exchange, which I’ll paraphrase here…
Person A (About 5’4″, 200, lady wanting to lose some serious bodyfat): I’ve been reading about intermittent fasting but I’m worried that if I go too long between meals my cortisol will spike like crazy.
Person B (Wiseguy): What did you have for dinner last night?
Person A: About a pound of bacon.
Person B: It’s probably not the cortisol.
This isn’t to dissuade you porkyphiles from your bacon, but it is a plea for sanity on the road to Da Mastery. Get the big stuff taken care of first, then sweat the small stuff. More importantly: look for the big stuff first.
Want to drive your squat up 200 lbs? Probably don’t need to worry about the special Russian Unrack for the time being…just get your work in and get stronger. Need to get faster? Sprint now, worry about the perfect shoes later. See where we’re going here? Tinkering is seductive for sure, but most of us have a ways to go before we get there. And that’s a good thing! Keep it simple, keep it basic, and go get it done.