Clients often ask how long, and with how much work, will it take to see considerable progress. The answer, although one that many are not willing to accept, is 130 hours.
130 Hours is the equivalent of training deliberately and intensely for one (1) hour per day, five (5) days per week.
If you can consistently meet that criteria for at least 6 months, while also minding your nutrition and recovery, you can expect to see considerable progress toward your goals.
130 hours is completely realistic and doable for most people. We all have at least 5 hours to spare somewhere in our week. The biggest question is, are you willing to do what it takes and make the sacrifices necessary to set aside this time? Lack of time is no excuse. You'll need to audit your time and honestly assess your activities and priorities.
You'll need to be willing to eat new foods and plan meals ahead of time, to go to bed earlier and get up earlier, and to challenge your body on days you may not feel like it. For many people it will also mean ditching favorite TV shows and severely limiting alcohol consumption.
Regardless of the personal sacrifices that may be required to reach your goals, the 130 hour rule holds true. At Devoted Fitness & Strength we make sure to coach you thoughtfully through this process, and help you eliminate obstacles to your success one at a time.
-Coach Nick Haught