Setting small goals and keeping records of my progress also helps me to stay consistent. The act of reaching goals makes me feel awesome! Accomplishing each goal makes me hungry for another goal. Without goals and records, I wouldn’t have any direction and measurement of success.
Keep your training fun and connect with people who inspire and motivate you.
Your hard work WILL pay off. Progress may sometimes seem very slow but
stick with it and you’ll be rewarded.
Focus on one phase at a time: bulking or leaning – For a lot of people, it’s hard to put on muscle and lose fat at the same time, including me. I am able to select a proper diet and training plan by sticking to one phase at a time.
If you are not sure what to do, ask the people who are making improvements to find
out what they are doing right.
Do your research and homework. I get most of my training and nutrition tips by reading Muscle&Fitness Magazine, Bodybuilding.com articles, CutAndJacked.com interviews, etc. There are always new research, techniques, and ideas for all of us to learn. Knowledge is very powerful.
Photo by: Ian L. Sitren, Christian Del Rosario, and Steve Chen.