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How To Build More Muscle In Your Weight Lifting Routines

by Shawn LeBrun
Personal trainer

This article taken from my muscle-building course "Simple Steps To Get Huge And Shredded"

If you want to build more muscle in your weight lifting routines, studying other successful lifters is the best way to ensure success.

You can do anything that anyone else has done. You can have anything that anyone else has. You can be anything that some else already is. How? Because they already have accomplished it so you know it can be done.

The variable is how hard you're willing to work in your weight lifting routines to get the same results someone else has. I am not trying to say be like someone else here. I am saying that if there is something you want to have or be in this lifetime, make a study out of what other successful people have done to get it.

Make a habit out of studying successful people and begin doing what they've done or what they advise. Sure, there are going to be some limitations and some setbacks. You will probably not be able to play pro baseball or basketball if you are in your 50's. You may not be able to be president of the United States if you've failed to graduate school.

That does not and should not mean you do not set lofty goals for yourself. The habit of study comes after accepting responsibility and thinking about what it is you want to achieve with your body and health.

In order to achieve great results in your weight lifting routines, you must bridge the gap between where you currently are and where you want to be.

What this means is, you have to find a way to get from where you currently are (or are not) to where you want to go. It's the same principle as using a roadmap. You use a map to get from Point A to Point B without blindly driving around trying to find your destination.

Learning to bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to go can be done more easily if you model, or copy, after someone that has already achieved some of the same things you want to achieve.

For example, say that your best friend recently lost 20 pounds and looks great. Why not ask them how they did it and then, providing they lost the weight in a reasonable manner, copy what it is they did in your own weight lifting routines.

Two things must be figured out when you are trying to bridge the gap between success and failure. First step in the process is you must ask yourself "Where am I currently at in my fitness endeavors?

Does anything even need to change? Am I overweight? What do I weigh? What is so emotionally painful with being overweight?

What are my alternatives? If I do not do anything right now to change, do I want to spend another week, month, or year like I am right now?

Take a peek into the future? Where do you see yourself in 6 months to a year if you continue heading the in same direction you are heading now. Will your health be negatively affected or just your self-esteem.

What is it I am doing in my weight lifting routines that's not producing results? What is it in my nutrition that is not working? If everything that needed to be done was getting done, I would be seeing better results, so something is not working for me.

After you determine where you currently are, you know must then find out where it is you want to go. What do I want to weigh? How do I want my clothes to fit? How much energy would I like to have? What size do I want my waist to be?

If I change for the better right now and start implementing a proper fitness program, what will I feel and look like in 6 months or a year. What size will I be or what brand new clothes will I be able to fit in.

What is it I would be ultimately happy with achieving in the realm of fitness and weight loss. In crystal clear terms, what do I want to achieve.

When you find that answer, that is going to be your destination.

To build more muscle in your weight lifting routines, you must bridge the gap that lies between where you currently are and where it is you want to end up.

When you determine where it is you want to end up, you need to make certain choices and certain decisions about how it is you will get to your destination.

The quickest way to get there is to follow someone else who has already achieved what it is you want, model after someone that has figured out what works and what doesn't.

These were just a few of the HUNDREDS of tips you can use in your weight lifting routines that you'll find in my full-length training course...

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