No matter which sport (Football, Baseball, Soccer, Running, Triathlon, Swimming) or business you are a part of, your success depends heavily on getting back to the basics.
Living in an instant society, we want everything to come now. How many people pay to have Amazon Prime with free or expedited shipping? We also want to lose weight fast or we want to obtain running a 7 minute mile in a week. How about this one, which I’ve heard several times, “I haven’t been working out, but I signed up for this Olympic distance triathlon (1500 meter swim, 24 mile bike, 6.2 mile run) and the race is in a month…” On and on it goes.
The one thing that keeps us from being our very best is attempting to bypass the basics. Like I mentioned in the last post, do the ordinary, extraordinary. How is that done?
Endurance sports. You have to get your base training in and you can’t cut it short. Base training is also much longer than a few weeks.
Swimming. Get back to doing your basic drills. Do them over and over in every session. You need to master those movements so they become automatic.
Diet. I loathe the saying, “I work out, so I can eat whatever I want.” It’s obvious, that person does not understand the effect that food has on our body. I don’t know many people, including myself, that do not struggle with diet. However, the key is still to get back to the basics. If you are not sure, don’t live in ignorance. Find someone that knows. In fact, I’d love to help you on that journey.
In theory, this is easy. The application is where we often fall short.
No matter what you do for sport or for a living, a strong foundation is always key to success, so it is never a bad idea to just get back to the basics.