One key concept I look for when creating training programs for my clients (and in life in general) is the aggregation of Marginal Gains.
It's so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making better decisions on a daily basis. Almost every habit that you have—good or bad—is the result of many small decisions over time. And yet, how easily we forget this when we want to make a change. .
So often we convince ourselves that change is only meaningful if there is some large, visible outcome associated with it. Whether it is losing weight, building a business, traveling the world or any other goal, we often put pressure on ourselves to make some earth-shattering improvement that everyone will talk about.
Meanwhile, improving by just 1 percent isn't notable (and sometimes it isn't even noticeable). But it can be just as meaningful, especially in the long run. And that is what I look for in the sessions I have with clients.
An example of this came this week with one particular client, Chloe. We are in Week 5 of her Deadlift cycle!
Chloe started her Deadlift cycle with a 1 Rep max (1RM) of 80kg. .
Today we hit week 5 which was 5 sets of 2 Reps at 85% of her 1RM so 67.5kg .
Her form has already improved from the set up to the pathway the bar has to travel.. Great job @chloe.torpey .
The bottom line is this…
Most of the significant things in life aren't stand-alone events, but rather the sum of all the moments when we chose to do things 1 percent better or 1 percent worse. .
Aggregating these marginal gains makes a difference. There is power in small wins and slow gains. This is why average speed yields above average results. This is why the system is greater than the goal. This is why mastering your habits is more important than achieving a certain outcome.
Where are the 1 percent improvements in your life? .
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Just some easy pause squats this Friday morning 😅 There’s a total of maybe 10 people in the gym lol. There would’ve been one less if I had snoozed my alarm like I wanted to. My workout this morning and yesterday were both pretty crappy bc for some reason I have 0 energy but I deserve an A for effort.