Have you ever heard of the 80/20 principle?
It states that:
80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts
It’s spooky how accurate this universal principle seems to be, for example:
- 20% of the worlds population has 80% of the wealth
- 20% of the roads in your city get 80% of the traffic
- 20% of products generate 80% of sales
You can apply the 80/20 principle to almost anything and it is surprising how accurate it is.
Over the last few years I’ve been very aware of the 80/20 principle and I’ve applied it to my personal training sessions.
When I first assess a new client I’m always looking for that 20% that will pay back a massive 80% in results.
Here are some examples:
- 20% of your habits result in 80% of your bad health
- 20% = smoking, alcohol, sugar, stress
Fat Loss Nutrition
- 20% of bad nutrition results in 80% of weight gain
- 20% = sugar, alcohol, processed carbs, sugared drinks
Muscle Building Exercises
- 20% of exercises generate 80% muscle growth
- 20% = Squats and Deadlifts
Fat Loss Kettlebell Exercises
- 20% of exercises generate 80% of results
- 20% = Swings
Kettlebell Swings in Action below:
- 20% of workout time results in 80% of workout results
- 20% = 10 minutes of higher intensity
The 80/20 principle is interesting because to achieve that final 20% of results takes a disproportionate amount of effort
For example you could workout for 60 minutes rather than 10 minutes but if performed correctly you will have achieved 80% of your results after 10 minutes so the final 50 minutes will only yield another possible 20%.
In a world where we are always busy and looking to achieve more results for the minimum amount of effort the 80/20 principle cannot be ignored.
So, what can you change today?
What 20% can you do to receive a massive 80% in results?
If you discover any interesting 80/20 principles then let me know in the comments below I’d love to hear about them.
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