Next-level results depend on the two words everyone hates:
“Should I cut down on carbs? It depends.”
“Do I need to change my training? It depends.”
“Will adding supplements make a difference? It depends.”
The words sting because it feels like a delay. You want to move fast and transform. But, that’s the first mistake.
“It depends” isn’t a cop-out. It’s recognition of the hierarchy that will help you finally achieve the success you desire.
Before worrying about “it depends” questions, instead, focusing on mastering “The Big 4.” This foundation includes:
- Daily movement
- Vegetables, fruits, protein each day
- Prioritizing sleep and recovery
- Habituating smiling and sex
Once you’ve built habits around those behaviors, then hitting the next level depends on your:
Success stands at the intersection of science – personal experience – consistency – and lifestyle factors.
At some point, you need to customize. But, “it depends” is something that is earned. If you want to reach that point, everything depends on your willingness to move slowly and master the big 4.
Adam Bornstein is a New York Times bestselling author and the author of You Can’t Screw This Up. He is the founder of Born Fitness, and the co-founder of Arnold’s Pump Club (with Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Pen Name Consulting. An award-winning writer and editor, Bornstein was previously the Chief Nutrition Officer for Ladder, the Fitness and Nutrition editor for Men’s Health, Editorial Director at LIVESTRONG.com, and a columnist for SHAPE, Men’s Fitness, and Muscle & Fitness. He’s also a nutrition and fitness advisor for LeBron James, Cindy Crawford, Lindsey Vonn, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. According to The Huffington Post, Bornstein is “one of the most inspiring sources in all of health and fitness.” His work has been featured in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Fast Company, ESPN, and GQ, and he’s appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and E! News.