For someone who is not fond of jargon, the modern world can be an incredibly frustrating and annoying place. We are told to push the envelope, feel the burn, and pick the low-hanging fruit until such time as we want to push the envelope down the throat of the person telling us all of this. One saying which has become annoying over the years is “Don’t work harder, work smarter!”.
The reason that this phrase has become annoying is fairly simple – overuse. In fact, the phrase has not been worked smarter, it has been worked harder because, once you analyse it, it is a pretty good piece of advice and is worth paying some attention to. There are many people who are never out of the gym and yet they can’t produce the same results as those who take days off here and there.
If you want perfect abdominal muscles, the truth is that you won’t get them by throwing yourself into an incredibly intense gym routine that requires you to be through the doors first thing in the morning and not leave until the sky has gone dark. If you do this, you are going to injure yourself, and you’ll be out of the gym for even longer than you expected.
You do need to work hard, but pushing this to its furthest limit is only a recipe for pain and failure. Instead of exercising all the time, stick to a routine and make the best of the time that you are exercising. Instead of hitting the gym every day, let your body recover and strengthen before going back, and then profit from the strength you have gained to build more