For anyone who has trained with me, or heard me get on my soap box and go off on one, you will have noticed how i like the “little and often” method of getting good at things.
For those who don’t know, the “little and often” method is simply doing a little of something, lots of times (the clue is in the name). Doing this means we get a lot of practice at something, without any single dose breaking us into pieces.
But over time, with all this practice, we get better at the thing we are practicing! You have heard it before…Practice Makes Perfect!
So, April is just round the corner and according to my calendar, there are 30 days in April. Wanna do an April challenge with me? Go on! It’ll be fun! When have I ever led you astray???
So here is how it works.
Choose a bodyweight exercise you want to improve your numbers on, eg a pressup or a pullup.
- On April 1st, do 1 rep of that exercise.
- On April 2nd, do 2 reps.
- On April 3rd, do 3 reps……
- Until you get to April 30th and you do 30 reps.
These are pretty simple.
- Whatever the date, accumulate that number of reps throughout the day in any way you like. You don’t have to do them all in one go. You can spread them throughout the entire day if you like. So you do a few in the morning, a few through the day and a few in the evening. It doesn’t matter how you space out the reps, as long as you get the required number in each day.
- You can’t skip a day and do extra on the following day, or “bank” some in advance. That doesn’t follow the “little and often” principle, does it?!
If you are interested, join in on the Rees Fitness facebook page.
See you there!