Coach Dean’s January Jumpstart Rant

CAUTION: ALERT: WARNING - Coach Dean rant ahead.

One of the question we are getting regarding the January Jumpstart (and really almost any challenge we do) is: "Is it the same as last year?"

And Coach Dean's blood pressure goes up 50 points.

The answer to your question is twofold.

1) No. It is different in the fact there is a new set of recipes included and for the first 100 to enroll receive a hardcopy of the manual, which was one of the biggest requests from last year.

2) YES YES YES. It is the same. Boring you say? I already know that stuff you say? I already have that manual you say?

Then why the heck are you even thinking about doing it at all? If you already know everything, you must be at your goal weight, off all your meds, sleeping like a baby, no digestion or skin problems - perfectly healthy, right?

The bottom line is that the nutrition principles we teach are not going to change. What does need to change is US. We have to stop chasing after the latest and greatest, thinking that there is an easy way out. If you actually DO what we teach, ALL THE TIME, you wouldn't ever need to do another challenge. But you don't. So two or three times a year we provide 4 to 6 weeks of focus to get you (and me) back on track. It's not what's in the manual that counts, as beautiful as it is. It's not about the recipes. It really isn't.

It all comes back to the extra level of ACCOUNTABILITY and COACHING that the January Jumpstart is going to give you.

Look at it this way. When you come to train with us, we focus on basic human movements. Push, Pull, Hinge, Squat, Loaded Carries, and "Floor" Work (thank you Coach Dan John).

Sure we can change some variables, such as load, reps, sets, etc., but a squat is a squat, a hinge is a hinge. They are not going to change. Yet you keep walking back into the gym to squat and hinge. Why? Because you are being held accountable to be there and you are being coached so you perform the movements correctly, safely, and appropriately. Not to mention you get to hang out with me sometimes! 

Nutrition principles are not going to change either. Eat your veggies, get enough protein, healthy fats, appropriate carbs. Limit the sugar and booze, you know the drill.

But KNOWING isn't enough. You actually need to DO. And the January Jumpstart is one way we provide the swift kick in the pants you just might need to DO what you already KNOW. The most important knowledge you just might gain is to get to know yourself better - some of the most valuable knowledge of all.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - consistently doing the same right things over and over and over and over again is going to get you the results you want. There is absolutely NO POINT in producing a completely new manual every time we come into a season of focus. DO what's in this one, stay engaged with the community and the coaches, track your progress, and you WILL find success. 

- DC

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