I 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.
You 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.
We 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!