Hey, everyone, it is Motivational Monday!
Are you struggling with getting real results? Let’s check out a common scenario for many trainees.
You have been going to the gym for a number of months or years and you have no measurable results.
You are not making the type of progress that you should be making. You are not getting stronger and your body truly does not look much different than it did when you started. It might actually look worse.
I know this absolutely infuriates you. It should!
I know you are constantly going home and asking yourself “Why can I not make any progress?” I’ll tell you why.
You are not SERIOUS.
When you are not truly serious about your training and nutrition, then how can you expect to get great results?
When you treat your training as a joke, the only thing that will truly be funny is your lack of results and we do not want that.
I want you to get the maximum benefit from training and living the Fit Life. Let’s address the 3 things that indicate that you are not truly serious about making changes and what you can do to change it.
1) You Stop and Start
You trained hard for 2 weeks and then you did not train at all for 3 weeks.
Then you trained hard for 1 week followed by not training for 5 days.
After that, you trained hard for 2 days followed by another 2 weeks off.
This pattern on inconsistency will not allow you to make any headway!
In order to truly improve your physique, you have to give a consistent, quality effort. No one who built a great physique developed it with an inconsistent training schedule.
How do you solve this dilemma? Choose 3-5 days per week based on your goals in which you are going to train. If you choose M/W/F then make sure you train on those days. Outside of major emergencies, there are no exceptions to this.
Don’t skip training because your TV show is coming on. Don’t skip training because it is raining outside. Don’t skip training because there is a little bit of traffic. Make your goals a priority or they will never become a reality.
2) Talking Junk
Do you know someone who lets you know every single thing that they are about to do but they never follow through?
As their friend, you listen. But when you look at it objectively you realize that the person is full of hot air.
In training, I hear and see it all the time.
“I’m about to lose 20lbs!”
“I’m about to do a bodybuilding show!”
“I’m about to build this beach body for vacation!”
“I’m about to get serious about my diet!”
“I’m about to get ready for football season!”
Talking without action is pure fake hustle.
99 percent of the time the goals go unrealized. Just because you posted it on Facebook to get cheap likes does not mean it going to happen.
Talking about it never got it done but taking action always gets it done.
If you are serious about getting in phenomenal shape, you do not have to talk about it nonstop.
Develop your plan of action, write it down, and go to work.
3) No Accountability
This one is big time like Steph Curry.
You trained last week and benched 135×10 for 3 sets. 4 weeks later you did the same thing and then 20 weeks later you still are doing the same thing.
Meanwhile, you still have the same bird chest you started with. Why?
You are not holding yourself accountable!
Your body responds to challenges. If your training does not challenge you then it is definitely not going to change you.
You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and sometimes it will be very uncomfortable.
Hard training is uncomfortable but it will change you in a positive way. You will have a better body and you will develop mental toughness.
You can be accountable with yourself by using a training log. You can record your numbers and focus on improving on them each week. When your loading parameters (weight/reps/rest) improve then your body adapts wonderfully.
If you are not going to be accountable with yourself then you need to find someone who will hold you accountable.
This could be called an accountability partner. I have clients who have accountability partners and I will say it keeps them on track.
Having someone with a similar goal who will not allow you to cheat yourself is invaluable. If you are not moving forward then you are either staying stagnant or you are in a decline.
Men and women both lie but the mirror and the bar never lie.
In closing, you have to get serious in order to get into phenomenal shape. By staying consistent, not talking junk, and being accountable to yourself, you will have success in the iron game and be able to develop the body that you want.
I’ll holla at you next time.
The People’s Trainer,
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