Sessa Strategy: Work the Plan, Plan the Work.
Most people make exercising more complicated then it needs to be, in my opinion. The best exercise will always be the one you do. Therefore, in that vein of thought, I want to outline to you how I think about exercising. Over the past 12 years, I have helped many different types of people accomplish their health and fitness goals. One trend that I see in everyone who was successful was that they had a plan. Here is a simple plan I devised for a client a couple of years ago to increase his chest size and strength.
Here were his parameters. He is a busy entrepreneur who runs his own business. He has three kids, a wife, and many social obligations. He is only able to commit to coming to see me 3 times a month for one hour. He can commit to 20 minutes of exercising a night. However, because of the demands of his kids and lifestyle he cannot be sure to be at home to exercise for those 20 minutes. His primary goal is to get stronger and to develop his chest.
I asked him, can you do 50 push-ups each night? He was uncertain how many push-ups he could do in a row. After we tested him, we found out he could do 10 quality push ups in a row before he got tired and his form broke down. So, here is how I devised a plan for him to complete 3,600 push ups in 2016.
# 1 The plan was to do 50 push-ups in one night.
#2 The plan was to do 10 push-ups at the beginning of an hour.
#3 The plan was to do 10 push-ups at the beginning of every hour starting at 5 pm.
#4 The plan was to do 600 push-ups in one month by using a sequence of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for his push ups.
#5 The plan was for him to do 3,600 push-ups last year by taking every other month off.
I am a non-traditional thinker who enjoys helping others find creative approaches to making health a part of their life. I can happily say the client I wrote this program for in 2015 successfully executed it in 2016. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you have an exercise plan that is built to fit with your lifestyle!