Real Results Take Time (New Video)

In the video below, I discuss the importance of time as it pertains to significant training results. Contrary to what the marketers suggest, there are no quick fixes or shortcuts. Successful training requires a significant investment in time.


“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills


  1. Some people, al lot of people, forget that building your body to a strong version takes time.
    Building a strong body and a six pack in only 6 weeks is not possible.

    Great vid

  2. Thanks Ross for the words of wisdom and words of inspiration.

    I notice that i become more and more impatient after several weeks or training sessions.
    And sometimes it’s really hard to stay focused and motivated.

    Everybody who need some harsh words and does not believe Ross, look at CT Fletcher and you learn the hard way. 🙂

  3. Every body have unique inspirational or motivation speech, so, for someone it is not motivated impuls and for others it is… People are different.

  4. It is much easier to stay in shape then get in shape. Layoffs and rest periods are important also. I’ve been exercising in one form or another since the disco era and I’ve had periods were I allowed myself to get out of shape on occasion. I was always training but I wasn’t adverse to taking a couple of weeks or even months off and I didn’t always practice a clean diet. If you’re going to make fitness a lifetime commitment it is not realistic to assume you’re going to be training “balls to the walls” 7 days a week and 12 months out of every year. And if you train long enough and are still training as you grow into middle age and beyond those gains you made as a twenty & thirty something will be near impossible. And if you still keep training into your senior years, you will somehow have to aquire the motivation to train even while you make little or no progress, and even start slipping no matter how regular you train.

  5. This is easily one of the main reasons I’ve come back to this site time and time again. It’s the reason I bought the books and DVDs. I liked going into it hearing you say that it would take time, but to stick with it.

    I first wrote about jumping rope years ago…and now, though it was simple advice, and though it might have taken me longer than normal people, I can jump rope better than almost everyone I know.

    Not a big deal to them, but it is to me because I accomplished what I set out to do…
    So thanks again for all you do Ross.

  6. I think the other important side to this discussion is that anything that is going to give fast gains could lead to burnout and as you mention to disappointment when the gains stop (o dont happen). Anything you gain quickly will also most likely disappear just as quick.

    You really have to find something that you enjoy doing, the strength/condition/weight(gain or loss) etc just just a good side effect.

    Thanks Ross

  7. Love your message Ross. I’m somebody who’s been visiting your website for over 7 years and you always convey a realistic and practical approach to success. Work hard, make it a lifestyle, and don’t make excuses. Thanks.

  8. Hey man, I found your site on accident but after watching this video, I bookmarked it. You got yourself a new reader. It’s hard to find someone who’s honest when it comes to training. Keep it up.

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