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Strength In Consistency…

Strength In Consistency…

by: Brandon Richey

Strength In Consistency…

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Yes, those are the 4 Horsemen pictured above. Back in the 80’s this group of guys were the meanest nastiest  bunch of professional wrestlers to ever hit your TV screen! So what do the 4 Horsemen have to do with today’s post? Well just keep on reading to find out. 

Strength In Numbers, Or Strength In Consistency? 

So in today’s blogisode I actually do want to talk about the 4 Horsemen. Why? Because it’s a damn cool subject that’s why! Ok now back to my point. 

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So the 4 Horsemen were these bunch of troublemakers that walked onto the wrestling scene back in the 80’s. As a kid I remember getting up on Saturday mornings with some of my friends and my brother to watch the world champ Rick Flair (The blond guy with the suit and tie) lead this group of misfits while, at the same time talking so much trash that it would provide me with enough entertaining fodder to use on my own friends for the following couple of school weeks. 

Just in case you were wondering what the king of trash talk looks like up close and personal I figured I would include this little clip here both for your viewing pleasure and for educational purpose as well. 

As you can see that’s quite a verbal display of epic proportions. Nevertheless, I’m not here to talk about Rick and the 4 Horsemen’s verbal skills. However, I do want to address another trait of importance that they displayed on a weekly basis. 

You see whether you’re an old school wrestling fan or not the point I’m driving at is that whenever any of those 4 Horsemen showed up on your TV screen back in the 80’s during those Saturday morning specials you knew what you were in for. I  mean you knew you were in for a show, period. 

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You see the key to driving towards any goal is making sure that you follow a process of consistency. This is the other trait I was driving at that those crazy wrestlers displayed every week. I mean whether we’re talking about the pursuit of strength in the realm of athletic performance, or to work towards building a business that is going to be successful you MUST have a process involving a consistent plan of pursuit day after day. This is a vital element because strength does actually come from consistency. 

You see there are no quick solutions to getting to where you want to go. There’s always going to be obstacles, traffic, problems, and setbacks. These traits consume the life of athletes, businesses, communities, families, and every other person or organization you can think of in this place known as the real world. Plain and simple it’s just a fact of life. 

It’s a funny thing too because I was just asked about this by an acquaintance of mine at the coffee shop just this week. I talk about that in a bit more detail here. 

Now you know I didn’t just want to come on here today just to solely talk about wrasslin. There was actually a lesson in store for you here, or at least I hope so. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s post on deriving strength from consistency. If so then please feel free to leave a comment or question in the box below this post. Remember that most anyone can train hard, but only the best train smart my friend. 

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I'm a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and author. I have had over 17 years experience in MMA fitness, strength and conditoning, and athletic performance for most every sport. As an author and specialist I've written close to a million words on fitness and strength. I'm also a Muay Thai practictioner and enjoy helping others to reach their peak potential through fitness and performance.

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. Hey Brandon, right on point as usual. Quick fixes and overnight transformations make for great advertising copy … just not reflective of reality.

    If people make the pursuit of physical fitness part of their life, rather than the omnipresent focus of their life, time will pass and improvement will appear with some measure of regularity. Unless someone is facing a competition deadline … why be in a big rush to “get there”? I’m on an easy schedule which translates to working out some time during the day with the only real deadline facing me being when I will drop dead.

    Rather than make fitness activities into some dreaded Herculean task, or a session of running the gauntlet of the damned, weave it in where it fits best and enjoy the work-out. That’s not to say there won’t be times when a person wants to ramp it up a bit and grind hard … but I wouldn’t suggest a steady diet of it. The same applies to “easy days” as well. Purposeful effort over time. As you noted, consistency is key.

    1. You got it Doc! Great advertising copy seems to be the bigger goal for a lot of these so-called experts on TV and the internet these days. The “process” is something that needs to first be recognized and then pursued as a weekly part of one’s schedule.

      Btw I hope you got a little chuckle out of the Rick Flair/4 Horsemen mention. Aside from the entertainment factor those guys did recognize the process in their own arena. They brought the “show” every time. As you stated as well I think this is a valuable lesson to be learned.

      Your perspective is always greatly appreciated by both myself and the other readers. Thanks again Doc!

    1. Ha,Yes Andrew Flair was one of my favorites too. One thing I love about having my own strength blog is that I can post up some epic Flair quotes and other crazy stuff to both drive home a point and to produce a good chuckle. Thanks for your comment. Feel free to comment as often as you like.

  2. Hey Brandon, yeah buddy, those were days and I too was/am a big fan of the 4 Horsemen. The good pro wrestlers are great athletes, tough as hell, and have solid acting skills as well. To me, they represent Vaudeville of today.

  3. I’m glad you liked the Horsemen reference. They just don’t do entertainment like that anymore. They were a unique bunch no doubt. I also respected their work ethic.

    I mean as many shows and appearances as they did they never wavered as far as I could remember. The show was always controversial, the taunting was present, and most importantly the energy.

    I think the last one “energy” is the big one. Drive and commitment are the only traits for success in anything whether it’s a business venture or in ones training. It’s the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Which one do most pick?

    Glad you liked it Doc!

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