How To Avoid Sucking At Fitness


How To Avoid Sucking At Fitness

One of my biggest pet peeves is being bad at something involving health & fitness.

But the truth is, we are all bad at something.

My ankle mobility makes movements like pistols (single-leg squats) near impossible unless an unworldly amount of warm-up and prep time is dedicated before jumping into this movement.

I want you to think for a second…

What’s your arch nemesis of health & fitness?

Is it a specific movement? Is it food choices? Is it not getting enough sleep? Is it being inconsistent? OR is it a lack of direction?

Whatever it is the FIRST step to avoid “sucking at fitness” is to Identify Your Weakness. Now I don’t want you to think of EVERYTHING you could be better at. I want you to think about that ONE thing you beat yourself up about on a regular basis.


That ONE!

Once you’ve identified this, you are on your way to becoming a healthier and fitter version of you. And you WILL succeed!

The SECOND step is to Find/Use Your Resources to develop a pool of strategies to conquer your weakness. Seek family, friends, peers, and coaches who’ve encountered or even experienced this same weakness. Ask the question, “How’d you get over it?” Chances are, someone you know is fighting this same battle! You are not alone.

Now that you have some strategies to play around with, it’s time to think about the finish line. The THIRD step is to Set a Series of Goals. Use the learned strategies to develop 1-3 behavioral goals that get you closer to the finish line. Your end goal may seem out of reach at the moment but remember the old adage, “You must walk before you run.” Turn these first goals (the walk) into habits and then create a new set. Repeat this process over and over again and you’ll be running in no time. Straight towards your end goal!

To summarize how not to suck at health & fitness:

  • Step 1: Identify Your Weakness (Focus on ONE at a time)
  • Step 2: Find/Use Your Resources (Family, friends, peers, and coaches)
  • Step 3: Set a Series of Goals (1-3 behavioral goals)

To both current Bluprint Athletes and future Bluprint Athletes: YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A HEALTHIER AND FITTER VERSION OF YOU.