If you think you’re gonna put on 40lbs of muscle in a few months, think again.
Unless you’re taking steroids, that is just an unrealistic goal to have.
With all the fake transformations on social media, most people think building muscle happens quick.
The simple truth is that if you want a good physique, you have to make it part of your LIFESTYLE. This includes nutrition & recovery, not just training.
You could be lifting for 5 years, but the second you take a week or 2 off your body will begin to go back to its normal state.
Now this may seem scary and disappointing but don’t worry it’s get EASIER.
Once you figure out what type of training you like, it won’t be hard to go to the gym, because you’ll be looking forward to your workouts.
At a certain point you will love training so much that it will be hard for you to take a rest day.
Also, I don’t know if it’s just me but I find that getting a pump in the gym is extremely addicting and will help motivate and push you through your workouts.
Eating healthy becomes easier because your body is able to function more efficiently, and soon all the junk food you crave now, will make you feel sick. You will also have huge boost in your mood and energy, because of its detoxing effects.
Bodybuilding is an illusion. Don’t expect to always look shredded 24/7 . Most of the pics you see on the internet are taken with the perfect lighting and angles(including this one). As you train, you will learn that you can be looking completely shredded one week and look fat the next week. This can be due to various things but mainly diet and water weight.
If you want to look aesthetic, I suggest you focus on training your shoulders and upper back. This will make you appear bigger without having to gain tons of muscle. Also, you don’t have to train abs everyday. Just focus on your diet and try to keep your body fat around 15 to 10% depending on how shredded you want to look.
14 5301:17 AM Nov 29, 2017
So a lot of people ask me how I am able to stay motivated and go to the gym everyday. Truth is, I don’t need any motivation because I genuinely enjoy working out. In fact, you can say I’m addicted to it.
Watching myself grow and transform brings me happiness and content. If you don’t enjoy your workouts you will never feel satisfied and you won’t be putting in as much effort as possible. My advice would be to constantly try out new exercises until you find something you enjoy doing. Then going to the gym won’t be something you hate, but rather something you look forward too.