Building muscle doesn’t come easy for most of us, especially the more advanced you become as a bodybuilder.
Are you actually training hard and smart enough though?
I’m all for keeping up to date on recent studies and believe there’s a place for both science and application (I’ve invested my own money attending courses to enhance my knowledge and skills as a coach).
However what I do see these days is too much theory, overthinking and people just not pushing and progressing their training enough.
Here’s a few key points that may take your training and physique up another level.
⏹ Execute your movements properly to ensure you are working the target muscles optimally.
Make every single set and rep count.
⏹ Progressive Overload is necessary to progress and there are various ways of doing this.
As a basic rule of thumb work at getting as strong as possible within different rep ranges i.e. Sets of 5, 8 to 10, 12 to 15
⏹ Log book all your workouts.
Aim to beat those numbers. Make notes.
Get comfortable at being uncomfortable.
⏹ Implement Deload days or weeks when needed.
You can’t always keep adding weight to the bar. Rest and recovery are just as important as training. Listen to your body when you feel a little beat up or tired. Cut back on your sets and weight and you’ll be ready to go again the following week.
Training hard does not equate to –
🚫 Screaming during your sets to attract everyone’s attention
🚫 Loading too much weight you can handle and using shitty form
🚫 Puking during your session
🚫 Going beyond form failure each and every set and workout.