How Meat Packing Can Help Us Avoid A Boring Month Of Workouts
There was a late blooming business guy I knew named Henry. He was struggling in the development of his company and felt like he needed a break. He decided to travel out to Chicago to get away from his business to get a fresh perspective.
While in the Windy City he came across a meat packing operation. He noticed how well organized and efficient the animal “disassembly” line was. He saw the ease at which the meat was produced and the little effort required by the factory workers. Henry through this idea was ingenious. He wondered how he never thought of it before. He saw how he could apply this to his own business that used an assembly line as well. It inspired him to bring this business model into his market: the automotive industry.
This one trip led to him developing the Model T automobile and becoming one of the wealthiest men in the world. You might have heard of him: Henry Ford.
Now new exercises are probably not going to make you a billionaire, but this meatpacking story can help us understand the importance of branching out.
As we have talked about here at KMB, variety can help you lose weight fast and make fitness ridiculously enjoyable. It can even turn you into a bad ass of sorts.
This is what a bad ass looks like:
Lieutenant Commander Sam Tickle, who served the United States bravely for more than a decade in the Navy, recently finished the EAS Unstoppable Tour, a crazy Lord of The Rings like Journey of 30 sports in 30 days in 30 cities. No hobbits were hurt during the making of this insanity.
This guy did everything from mountain climbing, to football, to boxing, to rowing, to endurance riding, and even fire fighter fitness.
Fire fighter fitness…? Are you kidding me? That wasn’t in P90X.
When it comes to working out, I will say this again and again: test out every routine you can and use the best of everything you learn to create your own program that motivates you.
Or I guess I should say search many meat packing plants.