One of the most lethal destroyers of progress is inconsistency.
Being inconsistent is exactly like being on the treadmill. You are going NOWHERE fast.
Being consistent is what separates contenders from pretenders especially on the track.
When I first got back into track and field in 2015, I still had one foot in the natural bodybuilding door. I used sprinting as a part of my conditioning, but I was not training consistently for speed development.
During that first race in June 2015, I ran an 11.91 in the 100m.
This put me in 5th out 6 in my heat, and it felt like I pulled both hamstrings at the 90-meter mark. Inconsistency bit me hard right in the glutes.
In June 2016, still with one foot in the natural bodybuilding doorway.
I competed again and ran even slower in the 100m dash with a horrendous time of 12.64 and a lousy 200m time of 25.03.
The brief thought of a permanent retirement to this track idea crossed my mind on that day.
While I displayed sublime consistency with my bodybuilding training, I was very inconsistent with my speed development training.
It was at this moment without hesitation that I committed 100 percent to specific speed training.
After 1 year of consistent effort, I was able to hit PR’s in both races posting an 11.57 in the 100m and a 23.78 in the 200m at age 33.
The moral of the story is that you have to be consistent and be totally committed in order to reach your goal whether it is business, financial, or fitness based.
Can you imagine where you would be in 3, 6, or 12 months from now if you actually got 100 percent committed to your goal?
You would be significantly closer to where you wanted to be.
The time is going to pass anyway, and you do not want to waste it. Do you want to be in the same or worse position 12 months from now?
You must sacrifice who you are today to become who you want to be tomorrow, and it starts with consistency.
Check out the video above to learn more about being consistent on the track.
I’ll holla at you next time.
The People’s Trainer,