When I train farmer carries, I walk straight down my driveway, then make a sharp, right-angle turn at the sidewalk and go.
One the way back, it’s another 90 degree turn the other way to return the dumbbells to their original starting position.
On the way back, my arms are tired. Sometimes fried.
No one is watching me. I’m outside, along, early in the morning.
No one will know if I soften that last right-angle turn a little bit, and shave off a few steps by turning diagonally a little early.
Wrong. Not only will everyone know, because it shows in the results, but so will I.
Cutting corners permeates to everything that you do in life, both inside and outside of the gym.
Conversely, walking the complete path every time, no matter how tough, does too.