Becoming elite in anything is an incredible achievement.

Becoming average is potentially an even bigger deal!

That may not make sense but bear with me.

An average athlete might claim similar stats to these (give or take)

Overhead Squat 3/4 x bodyweight

Deadlift 2 x body weight.

5/2 strict pull-ups.

800m run <3:30min

2km row <8/9min

15/10 proper pushups

That's a perfectly legit human being right there.

Can you tick all those off?

It's easy to get overwhelmed by both the number of physical tests available in training, but also by the incredible feats elite athletes are achieving daily.  It's far too common to let what seems like a daunting road ahead, convince you to not set out on the journey to begin with..

Now I'm not saying let's set our goals low, but at the same time, you need to understand that raising your capacity by only a small amount, can have tremendous consequences for your health and fitness.

So if you are working a 60 hour week, have a newborn in the house, are rehabbing major illness or injury, or haven't been physically active for the better part of a decade, don't feel like you need to go from 0 to 100.

Let's start by just trying to be average.

Because while the above stats are average from a physical perspective, they will put you in the fittest 1% of the entire world.

Darren Ellis