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70% of the time, I train at 70% of my available maximal effort. Punching the clock, so to speak.  Chopping wood; carrying water.

20% of the time, I go for broke.  I blow the carbon out; unleash the inner beast.  Lay it on the line; shooting for PRs.

10% of the time, I simply move.  Walk, hike; an easy cruise on the bike.

20% of the time, I strive to be 1% better in the iron game.  I leverage the compounding effect; the aggregation of marginal gains.

On my 70% and 10% days, I’m hitting a “PR” in some other aspect of my life.  Mental or emotional. Relational, spiritual, or financial.

This is life balance.  

Heal thyself, harden thyself, change the world –

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Keith Norris is a former standout athlete, a military vet, and an elite strength and conditioning expert with over 35 years of in-the-trenches experience. As a serial entrepreneur in the health and wellness space, he is an owner, co-founder and Chief Development Officer of the largest Paleo conference in the world, Paleo f(x) . As well, Keith is a partner in one of the most innovative lines of boutique training studios in the nation, Efficient Exercise. He’s also a partner in ARXFit training equipment, and a founding member of ID Life. In his spare time, he authors one of the top fitness blogs in the health and wellness sphere, Theory To Practice.


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