4 Things You Must Do In Your Weight Training Routine
If you want to achieve more muscle growth from your weight training routine, you'll definitely want to read this article.
I once read a definition of insanity that explained it as "doing the
same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result".
It amazes me how many people I see doing the same ineffective things, over and over again in their weight training routine, expecting sooner or later they'll get the results they want.
Well, here's a saying that's had tremendous impact in my bodybuilding results and one I give to people that are not happy with their own results:
"If you want something you've never had before, then you have to do things you've never done before, otherwise, if you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten".
Well, I've simplified that saying over time to this:
"If you keep doing the same things, you're going to get the same results!"
"When you learn better, you can do better...when you do better, you get better results".
So if you're not happy with your current results from your weight training routine, do something different!
What you're willing to do depends on how much you want to succeed.
After all, most people fail to see results in and out of the gym because they're misled and misinformed as to what it truly takes to build muscle, lose fat, or increase their strength.
So they spin their wheels doing stuff in their weight training program that really doesn't produce results.
So, a few months later, they give up because of a lack of results.
After all, why workout so hard when you get little in return.
The flip side is, when you do what works, you get results.
When the results start to come, so does the increase in motivation. An increase in motivation often means an increase in
momentum and even more results!
You'll know you're on the "right track" for muscle gains and fat loss so you'll continue on with your weight training routine.
In fact, once you see results, it takes a lot to keep you out of the gym.
So the key is uncovering what works, stick with that, and soon the results will keep you internally motivated.
In fact, here's the four step process that I teach to all my training clients:
1. Know precisely what you want to achieve with your weight training routine.
Do you want to lose fat, gain muscle, increase strength? How many pounds of muscle do you want to gain. What do you want your bench press to be. What would you like your body fat percentage to be?
You cannot achieve something if you do not know what it is you want.
The more you can clearly visualize yourself having the physique you want, the more motivated you will become. But it must be crystal clear.
Once you know what it is you want, the rest of the time is just spent working to get it.
2. Take action.
Guess what, you're not going to lose fat or gain muscle by going home each night, grabbing some snacks, and settling in to watch T.V.
Action is what separates wanting from having.
The more consistent action you take with your weight training routine, the more you get in return.
One of my biggest pet peeves in life are people that have so many opinions of what others should do in their workout routines, but yet they fail to do anything themselves.
They know all of the answers but their physiques just do not match up with that wisdom.
Knowledge is only power if you use it.
3. Recognize if what you're doing is working.
If you're continuously doing something that isn't bringing you the
results you want, you need to do something else before you waste too much time.
Learn from experience. If your actions are taking you further from your goals, stop doing what you're doing and try to interpret what's wrong.
Are you doing too much cardio and possibly overtraining? Are you not consuming enough protein to ensure muscle growth.
Stop running headfirst into a brick wall, expecting the wall to break at some point.
Instead, take a step back and try to figure out what you're doing wrong in your weight training routine.
4. Change what you're doing until you achieve what you want.
Adapt, adjust, and change your weight training routine until you find what works for YOU.
Everyone is so different, so you have to test your results to see how you're doing.
What may work for Johnny to build monster muscles may not work for you.
Your genetics are different so your results will be different.
But sooner or later, if you keep at it, you will uncover what works precisely for you.
Do more of that and drop the rest.
There you have my 4 step plan for success with your weight training program.
In fact, it can be used in any area of your life. Career, relationships, finance, etc.
Re-read this article as many times as you need to because it really does contain the 4 steps needed to succeed in bodybuilding or any area of your life.
Here's a proven weight training routine that helps you pack on more muscle mass, shed more fat, and increase your strength in a lot less time.