As a person who is serious about working out and building muscle, you try very hard to maintain a set routine, focus on hitting the gym regularly and eating and sleeping right. Here are 10 tips that will help you make some noticeable, positive and almost immediate changes in your life, which in turn will lead to significant gains in the gym as well. These are very simple tips that can go a long way in helping you get the most out of your gym training:
#1 Start your day early
This is very simple to understand; the earlier you get out of bed, the more you will be able to do during the day and the more successful you will be; it’s as simple as that.
#2 Lift heavy
Regardless of whether you want to look great with your shirt off, or want to make waves in weight-lifting competitions, it’s important that you lift heavy. One of the best ways to gain mass is to build your foundational strength. In fact, it’s also the best way to shatter any previous limitations at the gym and helps in burning fat too.
#3 Confidence matters
This is something that you can consciously build. Pick out the people in your life that are the most successful and focus on building that kind of confidence in yourself. When you do this consistently and regularly, it will help you reach your gym training goals in a much better way.
#4 Embrace Failures
Not many people realise this, but failure is something that can help you challenge yourself. If you take it in a positive manner, it can help you push your limits and it will help you learn and improve your game plan. If you persist, you will eventually come back stronger too.
#5 Don’t shy from taking risks
Always keep in mind that success isn’t something that comes to very timid people; you would have to be open to taking a few risks to get there.
#6 Turn your weakness into strengths
Any kind of weakness is but a limitation and that’s something you should consciously keep away from. Identify what your weak points are and then go ahead and attack them without being afraid of doing so. Getting better at something is a lot about improving your deficiencies.
#7 Read something good every day
Most hardcore body builders will only scoff at this statement, however, there is a certain amount of merit in. Brawn without brain isn’t something advisable and when you read more and become knowledgeable, you also realise there is much more to body building than just pulling weights with a vengeance.
#8 Stay away from junk food
This is more of a standard rule without an exception. Of course, you can go on a binge maybe once a fortnight and treat yourself to the kind of junk food you like, but that’s about it. Eating junk can be addictive and before you know it, your one ‘cheat day’ can turn into a habit.
#9 Do Deadlifts
This is one strength training exercise that you must incorporate into your strength training routine. It helps you build mass across your posterior chain and very effectively works your entire body; and it also works your whole body mass much quicker than anything else.
#10 Set Goals
This is probably one of the most important things you should be doing. Set firm daily as well as long-term goals. Plan what you will do every single day and consciously take steps towards those goals. This will help prevent wastage of time when you are at the gym and get you the physique you want, much faster.
If you have any questions about a proper diet and workout routine that would help you build in a better way, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Schembri PT. You can send us an email to [email protected] or fill in this contact us form and we’ll reply as soon as possible.
Thanks for reading,
Schembri PT Team
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