The military hardly ever change their workouts. The structure has been regimental and timeless, so much so that even boxers use similar workouts.
I was inspired by the martial arts at a very young age and my cousin was a champion Thai boxer in France. When I was 12, I remember the energy he exuded as a 19-year-old boxer, as well as the attention he got from both men and women for very different reasons.
I sometimes think today workouts are over complicated to excite people. Yet, these types of workouts can often be unnecessary or counter-productive. I’ve trained with top coaches around the world and something I have noticed about their training styles – even when they had different approaches – was simplicity, mastery and consistency. They only tweak when their workouts when they need to.
Even Bruce Lee, my original hero at the age of 7, said something along the lines of ‘I would rather fight a man who practices a thousand different strikes once a day instead of the person who practices one strike a thousand times a day’.
I’m on my way to Brazil soon and I want to look and feel fit whilst being slim and muscular.
My workouts to achieve this are simple:
- 45 minutes of running
- 50 to 100 push ups
- 50 to 100 pull ups
- 50 to 100 sit ups
When I’m not doing this, I’m either dabbling with weights, doing boxing, having a massage, coaching, writing, meditating or doing capoeira.
My message to you reading this is keep it simple. The only thing in addition to the above tips is to make it even simpler by becoming aware of your body and working out how to fix it (this is something I can help you with if it’s of interest).