You see the film ‘Any given Sunday’?


It’s about American Football.


In it coach Al Pacino gives his team a rousing pep talk to his team at half team.


Check it here if you like


He talks about how life (and football) is a game of inches.


The little bits that add up to “the difference between winning and losing. Between living and dying”.


It’s a great speech.


And a great point.


Those inches all add up.




It can be human nature to concentrate on the inches………..


At the expense of the ‘easy yards’.


Nutrient timing, supplements, finer points of training and so on………..


Have minimal impact compared to the bigger wins of eating well most of the time and doing some sort of regular exercise (check if you’re looking for some regular and enjoyable exercise. And help and support on the rest of those big wins).


They are the finer points to, maybe, consider when we’re doing the basics consistently.


When we concentrate on too many ‘inches’ ………..


We can lose sight of those ‘easy yards’.


We can feel that we’re ‘failing’ because we’re not doing everything right.


Because we’re not doing this theoretically optimal version.


Sub-optimal is perfectly fine.


Getting those big wins, those easy yards in.


Doing something that takes you in the direction you want to go in that you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life will get you way better results than a multitude of little things that you struggle with will.



Much love,


Jon ‘ Heat’ Hall and Matt ‘Taxi Driver’ Nicholson


P.S. No bonus ninja points for those names – way too easy 😉




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Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.