Simple NOT Easy

No one EVER said that it was going to be easy..
I am a simple man
I like simple ideas, I eat meat and veg most nights and I have the same lunch every single day
My routines for training don’t change from week to week (programs do but the times are locked in)
I even find myself doing the exact same things every morning when I wake up…
There has been a few times where people have asked me for advice and as I give them the answers that have worked for me OR the thousands of people that I have coached over the past 11 years
I can see in their eyes that they aren’t going to do it…
Some people have asked me about big goals like Ultra runs, some about lifting, some about mobility or injuries and some about losing weight
Every answer I give I always aim to leave out the BS that seems exciting and new but in the end just like everything else, they only work for around 6 weeks
^^^ We are always attracted to new and shiny, kinda like ‘the grass is greener on the other side thing’ ^^^
What we usually find is that the new and shiny thing requires work and discipline too OR even worse it just flat out doesn’t work
I am sharing these thoughts with you for one reason
I want to challenge you to DO THE SIMPLE AND BORING WORK that is required to be great at whatever it is you are chasing down
Want to get leaner??? Cut down your junk food and increase your colourful vegies…
Want to get stronger??? Lift heavy things more often… (ask your coach what to do and they will 100% tell you, we get a kick out of seeing people work hard and do well)
Want to get better at a sport or specific event??? Do that event as often as you can recover from it…
I know this sounds too simple or basic but that doesn’t mean that its easy
It will take effort, discipline, focus, self control, self drive and even a huge investment of time and possibly money
As I wrap this up today I want to give you (and myself) some homework
Pick the thing you want to improve on and work out the most basic and simple step one that will lead you towards it… from there just do the thing every day until it is either accomplished or you need to reset your target
I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me
Do the homework and see what happens over the next few months
Peace,
Matt Prince
P.S. If you haven’t checked out my podcast you can do that here

P.P.S. If you would like any help with your training feel free to shoot me a message on Facebook or Insta and I will do my best to help you out 🙂

He Choked Me!

You may have heard that the other week I entered my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition

(or you may have not becuase I was shitting myself so I hardly told anyone haha)

Anyway I was in the ‘big boy’ division, 5 guys around 100kg with the plan to choke each other OR tear each other arms off <— That was my plan

Going into this is a scary thing

I was nervous but at the same time I new that by doing it I would grow as a man

I new that being uncomfortable and being exposed on where my weaknesses are I would be able to improve moving forwards…

I ended up winning 2 fights by attacking there shoulder joint and I lost 2 fight because they choked the hell out of me

I place 3rd for the day which I actually didn’t care about, what I did care about was how I got choked and how I didn’t even know one of them was coming

Since that day I have been clearer than ever on where I am at and what I need to work on and I even feel it has helped me feel at peace because I did what I was scared of…

Now, I am not suggesting for you to go and get in a fight but something I want you to consider for the day is the simple fact that if you try something new and fail, is it really a failure?

We will never grow in our comfort zone yet we sometimes fight to stay within it.

I know that when I venture out I may lose BUT there is so much more to learn from the experience…

Apply this across every aspect of your life and see what pops up that you NEED to start going after

 

You create your world, make it yours and if you fail…

JUST TRY AGAIN with your new outlook on the situation.

 

Anyway, that’s all I have for you today

Matt ‘Scaredy Cat’ Prince

 

P.S. If you need any help with your training or your goals please just message me on Facebook and let me know how I can help 🙂

P.P.S. My podcast is pumping and I actually shot an episode on competing for growth, you can check it out here for free

Is It All Worth It? (Lessons From Avicii)

I have this weird love, sadness and obsession with the late artist Avicii

This started way back when I first heard his breakout songs ‘Levels’ and ‘Seek Bromance’ around 2010-11

Ever since I have always had at least 3 of his songs in my daily rotation, gym playlists and even in my top 5 favourite songs…

I remember last year when I read the news that Avicii was found dead at the age 28, it was just a few days after my 28th birthday and I even remember the café I was at in Port Arlington when I read it. Continue reading “Is It All Worth It? (Lessons From Avicii)”

Accommodating Resistance – The RF Breakdown

Bands and chains have been made famous by Westside Barbell and with the strength results that they have achieved using them it triggered me to look deep into their methods and trial out using their systems on myself and some of the RF members

Due to the massive arguments and worldwide debates from strength coaches and the industry ‘authorities’ I had some doubts on if what Louie was teaching would be bullshit or not.

As with everything results ALWAYS beat theory.

I am lucky that I live chasing results rather than by trusting the experts who sit behind a laptop all day or in a commercial gym where they simply aren’t even allowed to play with chalk let alone chains and bands all over their bars. Continue reading “Accommodating Resistance – The RF Breakdown”

F*** Your Ideal

I have struggled with this problem for my whole life where I will hit an achievement, a target, a goal, a milestone or whatever you want to call it and once I have hit that thing I have felt nothing.

I have hit these ideals that I wanted so bad and once I am there it is like I have just been told I stood in dog shit

You may have been through this too

Continue reading “F*** Your Ideal”

It Is As Powerful As Mike Tyson’s Left Hook…

It has hit me multiple times and every time it has felt like one of ‘Iron Mike’s’ famous power punches.

I had put in all of the work to get my body, my business, my relationships, my mindset and my social life all in check by hitting all of my targets and living the results that I chose to create.

In the growth to this space there was a heap of roadblocks

Injuries

Clients leaving

Financial stress

Lack of time Continue reading “It Is As Powerful As Mike Tyson’s Left Hook…”