8 Tips for How a Pro Athlete Does Self-Improvement in Money, Fitness, Life, and Startups

Oh, and don’t forget love.

If Life is a Series of HIIT Workouts then How do I Focus on Self-Improvement in Fitness, Life, and Startups?

1. “LET’S GOOOOOO! Clap it up people, it’s high five Thursday! Keep the good vibes for your team!”

2. The more variety of high-intensity interval training, the better.

“The only way to win is to learn faster than anyone else.” — Eric Ries

“We must learn what customers really want, not what they say they want or what we think they should want.”

Using the philosophy of sports and interval training is how I approach much of my life’s self-improvement and growth in areas I want to master.

Intensity, variety, recovery, learning, small failures, and connection are the spice of life because they help us learn faster.

But why is High Intensity Interval Training a good way for you to practice living?

3. My friend Charlie had his hands on his knees, “Dude, you need to trademark this shit.”

4. First off, (can I say this?), talent is overrated when it comes to living a happier, more productive life.

But the difference between success and being stuck is razor thin because for every player or human that becomes free to do what they want, there are another dozen that didn’t.

People that don’t challenge their fixed mindset, the status quo of what is possible, usually underachieve in their life — across all domains.

5. Anyway, I digress, talent is over-rated, but high-intensity interval training isn’t.

Because it’s hard. Really hard. And some things that are hard for you are actually good for you in the long run. And not everyone will enjoy the HIIT lifestyle or fitness protocols. Not everyone will enjoy the suffering, the challenge, which means that if it were easy, then anyone could achieve high levels of fitness, success, freedom, and that just isn’t how life works.

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yoda, you da man.

6. Yoda said it best.

7. Martin Gibala, Ph.D., is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

This was what HIIT did for me.

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Professional basketball training intensity feels like:

Gibala says weekly training time can still be as low as 10 minutes PER session to see the results!

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8. So I don’t have 10 minutes a day to work intensely in HIIT mode?

Talk to your partner about this, if you need the time.

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