Thursday, May 19, 2011
So many gym bloggers...
I've noticed quite a few bloggers making tons of posts on the subject of working out, supplements, gym-going experiences and exercise in general. On the whole, these people seem to be fairly new to scene, so I'd like to share what I consider to be the most important aspect of my gym career.
More important than any particular exercise you do, any supplements you may take or any meal you eat is patience. Without patience, you'll eventually end up back at home on the couch. Through the few years I've been lifting, this fact has remained true since the beginning.
A total body transformation doesn't happen all at once—these things take time. Until you realize this and come to accept it, it's going to be twice as hard to look in the mirror each morning, twice as hard to stay motivated and twice as hard to get back to the gym for another workout.
Stop worrying about which exercise is best, what supplement will benefit you the most or how many calories are in your next meal. If you make a habit of going to gym and doing proper lifts and cardio, you'll see results. That's a fact; they may not be immediate, but they will come.
Personally, I didn't see any profound changes until my eighteen month mark and those changes were increased nearly one-thousand-fold come my two-year anniversary. I know how disheartening it can be to see little to no improvement after three, six and even twelve months of work, but if you stick with it, things will come together in the end.
That being said, don't overlook proper form, proper diet, supplements or any other aspect of your routine. While patience is key, you shouldn't overlook the aforementioned's capability to get you where you want to go faster. Switch it up—keep your muscles guessing, keep drinking your protein shakes, and continue reading those internet articles for knowledge is paramount in your success. However, remain steadfast and don't grow impatient—changes will eventually occur, making all of your effort worth while.
Posted by zCasanova at 4:27 AM