It really helps a lot in the gym to have a good gym buddy to work out with. If you can find someone who shares the same interest in whatever type of program you are doing (ex. Weight lifting, conditioning, bodybuilding, strongman, running..) then you can probably get better results. It will help you if you have someone pushing you harder the whole time.
I remember back in high school I didn’t think I would ever get in shape and I felt miserable because I hadn’t competed in any athletics so my junior year I ran cross country. I went from not being able to run a mile to running 3 miles in under 20 minutes. I had also gotten in great shape, cutting down from 200 lbs to 180 lbs.
I found that being on that cross country team with runners who were better than me and were my friends motivated me. I use that same tactic today just with a different goal, gaining lean muscle. I am currently bulking and went from 220 to 230 lbs these past few months, thanks in part to having a good gym partner to keep me on track.
So if you want the extra push or motivation you can have, find a gym buddy or boyfriend/girlfriend who has the same fitness goals as you and workout together.
I can’t remember where I heard this but just remember that “those who train together, gain together.”
I worked out today and actually didn’t go very heavy on weight. I could feel drained and could tell that I’ve been working hard for a while and I decided to go light.
That’s what I’d recommend you do too, every once in a while, if you want to avoid injury and still have the privilege to say that you were dedicated to go to the gym and lift; because you’re still lifting, just not as intensely.
It was tempting to go all out and aim to beat my previous record on bench press today but I held off and I feel that it was the best decision. After all, I will see gains over time if I just stay consistent, listen to my body’s signals, and make sure my body is receiving the right amount of macronutrients.
It’s those three things that will help you get the most out of your time in the gym:
2) paying attention to your body
3) eating the right amount of macronutrients.
just keep in touch with those three things to make the most gains per your lifts.
Do those things and remember that not every day has to be a tremendous occasion where you break another plateau and lift more weight. Remember that if you stay dedicated to your time in the gym and focus on those three basic things those gains will happen over time. Done.
If you’re new to bodybuilding and you’re over 10% body fat as a male or 12% as a female, you probably want to cut down your body fat before maxing out those muscles and getting serious gains.
To do that, you’re going to need to make some lifestyle changes. I don’t know what changes to recommend since everyone is different but experiment a little bit and do some research, and just get it done. You will see results.
This post is a golden nugget of wisdom. Use it wisely: if you fail and fall off of the wagon at any point during your diet or exercise program, just get yourself re-focused and dedicated, and get back in there. You’re going to have good days and bad days, but as long as you stick it out you can rest assured that you will see results. Done.
First post on “MAXED OUT MUSCLES”, or MOM for short, and I just want to keep it simple and say that building up muscle is mostly just a matter of consistency. Don’t worry about your gains too much or read a million articles. Just go to the gym and get shit done. As long as you are consistently working out, you will get amazing results in a year. Done.