So you’ve been coming to the gym consistently for a year now but you still don’t look like Joe Shmo who comes to the 6:30 am class and you still can’t lift as much as Hercules (you forget his real name) who can squat three of you.
Hang tight and read these 5 things that our most successful clients are doing.
#1) Buckle up for the long haul.
Strength and physique goals take time, especially if you didn’t win the genetic lottery. When you first start the gym, you might be motivated by some rapid results in strength, weight loss, or muscle gain–commonly known as newbie gains.
Unfortunately, after some time, these positive changes start to slow down and you are now getting frustrated by your lack of progress.
Take a deep breath, and get ready to work. Further improvements can take years and people at the top of their game have been at it consistently for a long time.
Keep showing up and someday, you’ll be the person that beginners are looking up to!
#2) Get more serious about your nutrition.
“You can’t outwork a bad diet” is an old adage that still applies today.
Getting serious about nutrition isn’t just limiting the “bad” stuff, it also includes eating enough of the “good” stuff.
Eating a diet sufficient in protein, healthy fats, and micronutrients will ensure you’re maximizing your potential to work and recover.
#3) Make training non-negotiable.
Really fit people have decided that movement and training is non-negotiable in their life. This means that they have prioritized their fitness and finding time or money to put toward their fitness, even if it means that other opportunities take a back seat.
Figure out if you are ready to make fitness part of your identity and structure other aspects of your life around training.
#4) Know when you need more personalized training.
Sometimes you encounter injury and/or plateaus that make it harder to make progress in the gym.
Whether you need more specific coaching, help coming back from an injury, or just some extra accountability, working with a professional can help you overcome a number of obstacles.
#5) Get serious about recovery.
Most seriously fit people will tell you that their secret is sleep.
If you want to break into the next tier of fitness, not only should your diet support this, but so should your recovery. This includes getting quality sleep and also effectively managing stress.
Our successful members know that what you do outside of the gym matters just as much as what you do inside of the gym. Are you ready to make this commitment for yourself?