Image by Erik Charlton The Core Principles that make up the Shah Training methodology include the 80/20 principle, Parkinson’s Law, Mental Strength, Practice, and Recovery.
80/20 Principle – states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the efforts. In fitness terms, this means that 20% of the exercises you perform and methods you employ are giving you 80% of the results. Your job is to find that 20%.
Parkinson’s Law – states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” In fitness terms, if you allot 2 hours for a workout, your workout will last two hours, but it may not be as effective or efficient as a workout lasting just 20 minutes. To cut the “fat” so to speak, attempt to steadily decrease the length of a workout.
Mental Strength – is the degree to which your mind can sustain internal and external stress. In fitness terms, this means pushing yourself to the maximum. The only way you can do this is by performing workouts that are seemingly impossible, but not so impossible that they put you at risk for injury. Constantly challenge yourself.
Practice – a method of learning by repetition. Practice is consistency and passion to achieve a desired objective.
Recovery – to regain ones fitness level after a workout, or during a workout. It is vital to nourish the body with proper nutrition so that it’s performance may consistently improve. Recovery abilities during a particular workout are just as important as between workout recovery.