My goal for this blog is to share the knowledge, tips and guides on everything fitness and nutrition. It is truly my passion and I couldn’t live without it in my life. Every day I learn new things through study and process and I want to share what I’ve gathered over the years.
I see many people in and out of the gym doing all the right things but only putting in 50-75%. This can be due to a number of factors. You could be tired because of a long day at work, you had a bad day and you just want to get this workout over with, or you are simply just going through the motions because you “need to work out or else you will gain weight/lose muscle”, etc. I can tell you from experience that you will never reach your goals with this method. You will look back a year from now and ask yourself why you look the same or why you haven’t made any progress in a year. In my prescreening for clients I hear many say “I need a new workout because I haven’t changed at all”, or “I don’t get it, I’m eating all the right things and going to the gym every day and I’m not changing”. I will then take that client to the gym, put them through a workout and see right away what the issue is. Yes, you can sit there with the same weight and bang out an easy 8-10 reps without breaking a sweat but what is that doing for your muscle or body fat? The answer is nothing. Yes, you do eat fish, chicken, and lean meats, but you’re only eating three times a day. Your body is in demand mode and what is that doing for your muscle or fat loss? The answer is nothing.
So what should you do?
You should make a decision. Is this what you want? Do you want to clean up your diet and workout a few times a week? Or do you want real results and pride yourself with good health and aesthetics?
This is what you need to achieve your goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Stick to the script!
Follow your workout. Avoid changing your routine every week because you feel it is boring or you don’t think it is working. It is not working because you’re not giving it enough time.
If you’re doing 8-10 repetitions and don’t have any trouble on that last rep or two, add more weight.
Eat 5-6 clean meals a day.
Eating less doesn’t make you gain or lose weight. Give your body the fuel it needs. Plan on eating every 2.5-3 hours and push for a gallon of water a day.
Leave everything else at the door!
The moment you walk into that gym shut the world off. Don’t just go through the motions. Get that mind-muscle connection and really dial in on why you are there and what you need to accomplish. Stay off that cell phone! Social media will be there when you leave (selfies are acceptable post workout J).
I hope everyone has a great week in and out of the gym. Train hard, stay motivated and always feel free to post questions or comments!