Why the extra effort for incremental gains? This morning, I’m staring drunkily into a fizzy cup of Alka-Seltzer with a view to washing the sins of last night away. How much should I take? I tend to overdo things at the best of times. Aristotle may have proclaimed ‘moderation’ from the highest temple of the Acropolis but I guess he hadn’t looked at the addictive qualities of crack-cocaine.
This all has me pondering. What is the Minimum Effective Dose (MED) required, that will give me the most significant gains? In other words, what is the least that I need to do, to e.g. reach a reasonable level of fitness? What is the least I need to do to keep my bodyfat low whilst developing lean muscle? What is the least I need to do, in order to develop a punch with KO power?
And, why draw the line at martial arts? What is the least I need to do to live an affluent life of luxury?
Clearly the logic that drives my thought process is an admission that I am lazy, preferring to relax and giggle at life’s torment rather than jump up and do some hard work. We are all lazy. Also, the idea is one of efficiency. If for instance, I can maintain good street fighting skills by investing 20 mins a day into a workout, why risk more for (incremental) gains.
I’m still staring at my glass of Alka-Seltzer as it violently fizzes. Its taking awhile. I guess habits are hard to break and I have a tendency to overdo things. Perhaps 10 pills were too much.