Before I was a sportsman and skinny and I became skinnier by smoking weed. But I often traveled to the USA and I gained weight. As I’ve already said 50 Cent change my mind. When we go to a gym and we are seeing people more muscular, it’s daunting. We want to have results as soon as possible to be able to look like.
The worry is that in the Matrix, there is full of lies and we quickly make bullshit.
Not eating enough
The way you eat now make you’re skinny, normal. You think that by eating like it and doing intense exercise, you will be able to gain muscle ? You’re smart, you know that isn’t possible. You have to eat right to have an athletic body.
You must eat between 500-1000 calories per day. Oh yeah ! At first you’re going to force yourself to let your body get used but you’ll quickly feel the difference in training. Let things be clea :: Justin Bieber haven’t an athletic body, this is bullshit, it’s the Matrix !
Having unrealizable expectations
When we see people more muscular at the gym, we want to have results as soon as possible. We see training programs for 8-12 weeks with impressive body. Fuck the bullshit, it’s the Matrix and people in the pictures have been training for at least 5 years.
The truth, you gain 0.5-1kg (1-2lbs) of muscle per month. At first, you can gain more, then your body adapts and it’s pure muscle building. An empire isn’t built in a day.
Not having a solid plan
To build quality muscle and that your strength is useful in the life, you need to have these exercises in your workout program.
- Overhead press
- Pull-up with weight
Otherwise you’re like Daniel Craig that have muscle just for a 5 minutes scene in a James Bond. He’s still shape ? And Russell Crowe from Gladiator ?
Not doing enough
It’s possible that early in your training, you start with bodyweight exercises. Later, your body will adapt and you’ll feel that exercises make you less suffer than before. It’s time to use weights to increase the resistance on your muscles. To have an athletic body, the bodyweight isn’t enough. You don’t believe me ? Tweet a professional athlete, you’ll see his response.
Go too fast and get hurt
« Quick, quick, quick, I want to have muscles as fast as a click on a website ». If that were true everyone would have an athletic body but the reality is very different. Stop looking athletic bodies all day on Instagram or YouTube, these people train for at least 5 years. The guy you admire has waited at least 5 years to have the body that makes you dream ! But you want to have the same thing in 1 year and at this moment, you stop to follow your training program and to bullshit.
Because of that crap, you’ll hurt and you’re no longer able to train you for 6 months. Worse, I have two friends who are injured during training in the shoulder, now they can’t gain chest, it’s over. How you want to have a symmetrical body when there are muscle groups that you can’t train ? My body is still evolving, they stalled and it’s for medical reasons, it’s over.
Being consistent and patient are the keys to success to have an athletic body. Leave your ego in the locker room !
Don’t follow a sustainable strategy
It’s like the resolutions for the new year : « January 1st , I stop this, I begin that, blah, blah, blah » and three months later you’ve stopped everything. It’s too radical, if you don’t let your body adapt to your new activities, you’ll do a burn out ! And this is normal. At school you learn gradually, so is the same thing with your training. Begins with two days of training in a week and after a few months if you can add one more day, it’s good otherwise keep that pace throughout the year.
After a year look at your results and plan your training for the next year. You make a sport that requires a lot of patience because these sport develops all the muscles of your body. This is the reference for all athletes.
Don’t make it a priority
The truth when I started, bodybuilding wasn’t a priority. I was all the time on internet, video games, go out to drink alcohol, smoke weed or pick up girls. Go to train after drinking alcohol or smoking weed, I also did. The problem, do theses things prevented me to achieve my results, it’s like taking a step forward and three steps back.
I had the trigger to change my lifestyle when I saw a documentary about Ronnie Coleman « The Cost Of Redemption ». I thought that athletes who were taking steroids had a quieter lifestyle. When you see Ronnie in training, this is war and the discipline in his lifestyle is impressive. Go see the documentary right now, you’ll understand !
Don’t train all muscles
You want to have a symmetrical body or not ? I don’t have a lot to say on this subject. Look at the people in your gym with big shoulders but not chest, a upper body athletic and thin legs, big chest but no muscular back. Look and you will quickly understand that it’s important to work all your muscles, otherwise it’s bullshit !
Don’t rest enough
« Sleep is useless » is another Matrix’s trap. Stay up to 1-2 hours (1-2AM)in the morning to watch your TV show will make you an athlete ! The problem is that :
The muscle makes 24-48 hours to rebuild.
Sleeping less than six hours per night aren’t going to help you have an athletic body. Sleep is a priority because it’s at this moment that your muscle can repair and gain power. It isn’t during the day. This is why I advise you to sleep as much as possible, trying to sleep 7-8 hours.
Oh, you’re gonna tell me that Zyzz was skinny and he became muscular and he make parties all the time. I stop you right now : Zyzz is dead !
You still struggles to avoid being skinny ? Ask me a question if you want help