There is a well-known theory in the world of entrepreneurship called Pareto’s Principle, or the 80/20. Made popular by life-hackers such as Tim Ferriss, Pareto’s principle is a rule that can affect all areas of life, not just business.
The idea behind the 80/20 rule, called Pareto’s principle after an Italian economist, is that 80% of your success comes from 20% of your efforts. In business, where we commonly see it, 80% of your profit comes from the 20% of your customers.
What does this mean for us? In fitness, 80% of your results comes from 20% of your actions – we’re going to take a look at what I feel are the essential 20% you should be pursuing. We will look at essential components for each category, and then the extra “fluff” – things that may be useful to give you a boost in your results, but the stuff you want to skip if you’re a minimalist, or have very limited time.
For the general exercise enthusiast, these tips will take you a long way. If you want to do a photoshoot or compete in a bodybuilding contest, you’ll have to dial things in a bit more, but if you just want to feel and look better, these are for you. …