On training. All the work and NO results?
“I seem to train all the time, why am I not getting the same abs as you have?
Or muscle definition.
I get stronger but my looks don’t seem to change!”
A girl in the gym asked me today.
And I must say, she does train hard in the gym. I’m not sure I’d be able to do what she does. She is fit for sure.
But I know what she meant.
It’s frustrating to do all the hard work, more than most people around you, never getting to that WOW! physique, that you expect by now, doing all that work.
I was just like that!
Running 10 K a day, then training in the gym, and actually eating healthy AND never ever seeing the muscle definition and shapes I wanted in my body!
It was such a bummer!
I thought, maybe, if I train even harder, run more, and spend more hours in the gym, I’ll get there eventually.
With 3–5 kg of mangoes in my daily diet (I lived in Thailand back then) there was NO F*CKING WAY I’d see my 6-pack clearly, and would have that nice round bum with ZERO cellulite, that only fitness goddesses seem to have.
And RUNNING is not a great workout for beautiful legs and nice firm round buttocks! Any fitness model will tell you that much. It’s not how best butts are made! And they are MADE, not given.
Heard of Brazilian butt?
A picture I took first time in Rio de Janeiro gym.
I’ve never seen that many women squatting heavy and doing HEAVY butt kicks and leg presses, as I did in Rio de Janeiro!
Seriously — Brazilian butt anyone?
Don’t miss EVER that heavy leg day, when it takes time to start thinking again after a set of squats!
By the way, in 3 months I’ve been going to the same gym seeing that same girl, she never did a leg day once! Or any heavy weight workout.
She is fit, but body sculpting takes some heavy weight lifting!
What do most people do wrong in the gym?
That they never seem to get the body the REALLY want?
Wrong training for your goals.
(Not having effective clear goals is another topic. What exactly do YOU want from your training?)
Example: Want to have thinner waist? Stop doing those heavy side dumbbells lifts — you are making your waist wider, NOT thinner!
Example: Want to have nicer looking bum? Firm and round? Stop running! Running training is good for one goal — competitive running. NOTHING ELSE! It actually can slow down you weight loss and getting lean journey. A LOT!
Example: Eating 3–5 kg of mangoes trying to get leaner (Mind you, there was no sugar or grains or pizza whatsoever!) — not a great idea. Too many carbs are too many carbs. If I wasn’t running that much, I’d probably would get fatter with all those mangoes.
Example: Thinking you can “burn” your bad diet. Wrong strategy! PROs know that and do not use it.
Ever wonder why professional fitness models are so damn good and precise with their food? There must be a reason! No one is stupid! When it’s competition/photoshoot time — it’s time to get scientifically precise with food. The same approach works for everyone!
90% of your visible body results will come from the food you eat, NOT from all the running and cardio-machines stalking. Even heavy training won’t help, if your diet is sh*t.
Knowing all this, how do you change your diet and training to make sure you do the right thing for your goals?
Do you know someone around you or online that have the exact results you want?
Ask them! There is no better way. They will have some golden advice that you can use to shorten your journey to your dream physique. A LOT!
And most folks out there are much nicer and more approachable than you think.
They will do their best to help you, if they see you are serious, you want the results and you are ready to do the work.
And have specific questions.
Leave generalities for Google.
Have a clear goal.
Ask for advice.
PS: The post was mostly written for myself still trying to F*CK around instead of getting to real work in the gym and the kitchen for TOP FITNESS MODEL like physique.
Suck it up Angela! If extraordinary results were easy everyone would have them.
You don’t get healthy and stay healthy.
HEALTH is a DAILY PRACTICE. One bite at a time.
Daily Bite of Health