80/20 Principle

8020I often quote the 80/20 principle–which states that, for many events, roughly 20% of the effort produces 80% of the results. In business, the 80-20 rule is used to help managers identify problems and determine which operating factors are most important and should receive the most attention based on an efficient use of resources. Resources should be allocated to addressing the input factors which have the most effect on a company’s final results.

Apply 80/20 to workoutYou may have heard me say that 80% of the effort is getting to and through the front door of the gym. Some would say “Getting off the couch is 80% of the effort to getting fit”. Applying that 80/20 rule to your fitness program can help you make more efficient use of your time.

fatlossWe can also say that 80% of our positive results come from 20% of our fitness activities. For example: Hours of boring cardio, with or without machines, likely will produce little fat loss results. Whereas short high intensity workouts combined with reduced caloric intake will produce results. When we get this figured out, we can spend our time on those activities that produce the best Results!

See Ya at the gym!


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About Vic

As a retired Commercial/Missionary pilot and administrator, I started taking SilverSneakers® classes in 2007. Although I had kept up minimal jogging and biking, I had little lean body mass and extra fat, so I started lifting weights and joined a Group Power barbell class. Later I was challenged to use free weights for heavier lifting and body weight exercises for flexibility and functional fitness. The SilverSneakers® Coordinator asked if I would train to teach the class. Little did I realize that it would take almost a year, four classes, a practical evaluation, plus an on-line 100 question test, to complete the certification. I am still impressed with the research and years of practical experience that has gone into the SilverSneakers® model.
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One Response to 80/20 Principle

  1. Stafdr1@aol.com says:

    I truly agree with you Vic . The hardest part is convincing ourselves that once we get of the bed with all of the acnes and pains we have. That once you get there in your mind you can tackle and achieve any goal. Since it snowed everyone is thrill to go to the gym, after being in the house. Patricia[See you thursday, I have two doctors appointment on tuesday .]

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