Once I had a person in my gym who was going to work out with me, and she wanted to do burpees and mountain climbers and other things that sounded horrible.🤣 I shook my head and pointed at the equipment. “I’m going to lift,” I told her. “It works and I don’t have to do any jumping.”
But I understood where she was coming from, because once upon a time, I also thought I needed to do a bunch of crazy stuff to get the body I wanted to live in. I would show Jake all these workouts on Instagram and ask him why we weren’t doing those. Keep in mind, I would say this and second-guess a man who looked like he’d sculpted his beautiful muscles and physique from marble. Why? Because I was ignorant. I thought it was all the flashy stuff that worked. I didn’t understand at the time how effective the basics really are. I’ve been lifting for six years, semi-consistently, and mostly doing a lot of the same basic and “boring” stuff over and over again, ad nauseam. And you know what? It worked. I got fit. I got strong. I got the body I love.
All I had to do was listen to the guy who had already lived this journey. I had to trust the process, be patient, and just keep going. So here I am, a baby bodybuilder, loving my basic lifts and doing the same stuff over and over again because they still deliver me results.
Thank you, Jake, for helping me to see the light!