These last two years or so have brought about a tremendous shift in how I do things in my life.
For many years I worked with reckless abandon on my body, my business and anything that stood between me and “success”.
I’m a natural born sprinter. Not only do my muscles naturally work with fast-twitch intensity…. so does my mind.
Bringing the fire-power is super easy for me, but taking my time and going slowly has never been my strong suit.
But with time and experience comes wisdom.
Blasting through workouts, projects and life like a tornado have brought me a ton of rapid success, but I’ve often left a mess in the wake.
Injuries, incomplete projects and sloppy work which needs to be fixed later has forced me to slow down; waaay down.
And that is a big reason why you haven’t seen much of me on YouTube or on social media much these days.
Instead I’ve been reassessing my values, my goals and the way I live my life.
When I was “strongman Elliott” my workouts were brutal. Not only did I lift heavy, I lifted with tons of volume and frequency. Also, my workouts were all about showing-off and entertaining YouTube viewers with how intense I could be.
The workouts outlined in my Lean Hybrid Muscle programs were perfect for me at that time. In fact, most people could use a bit more fire in their workouts, and that’s why the program has been so popular over the years.
But the fact is that I am changing, and my workouts need to keep up with “the new Elliott”. My values have evolved, my goals have evolved, and the way I train has evolved too.
I don’t have time to go into all of the details today, but there are a few major things you might like to know about what I do, and do not do in my training these days.
I DO NOT use strongman implements much any longer.
I DO NOT go to failure much any longer.
I DO NOT yell and throw dumb bells around any longer.
I DO NOT compete with Chris or anyone at the gym any longer.
I DO NOT entertain people on YouTube with my workouts any longer.
I DO some form of cardio every day.
I DO yoga every day.
I DO lift 2x per week (one heavy day, one light day)
I DO perform every rep with perfect form and structural integrity.
I DO place an emphasis on deep core strength through stabilization.
Like I said, I’ll probably keep you in the loop with my training and progress over the next few months.
Lastly, life happens in cyclical stages just like the annual seasons.
There is a way to be in each stage, and when you’re in the fire stage you MUST take full advantage of the heat by doing things with fierceness.
If you know you are in fire today, or if you need to ignite the fire within, then you should be doing workouts like I teach you in Lean Hybrid.
But if you’re cooling down a bit, like me, you might want to reevaluate and re-strategize for the long haul.
Keep Growing Stronger,
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