A lot of people come to me wanting fitness advice and a general trend seems to occur.
It seems as though most men and women believe that getting the body of their dreams doesn’t require the amount of dedication and “sacrifice” as it actually does.
This post is not aimed as a rant but is aimed more towards being informative and realistic.
If it was the case that you could go to the gym 3 times per week, lift a bit, run a bit, and keep your eating habits the same because, “how much difference can that really make?”, then surely everyone would be walking round looking like the men and women of Ancient Sparta.
I found an example workout program of professional fitness model Rob Riches (Note he is a fitness model, not a bodybuilder) and he trains twice a day, 6 days per week when he is getting ready for competitions to look the best he can look.
(see the training program here: http://robriches.ning.com/page/training-routine)
Now that is just the workouts!
The diet required for that true Adonis look is a tough one and requires disposing of a lot of foods you and me would take for granted and introducing foods you may not be too keen on… and this isn’t something you do for a couple of weeks at a time then go back to old habits… if you want to have that ripped, shredded, and muscular look all year round, you have to train and eat like it.
Those are just some components needed for that Herculean physique… there are more!
Now let me get this straight, this post is not a rant as I mentioned earlier. It is not intended to discourage you from training and working out. This post is meant for you to realistically compare the way you approach fitness and training with that of the professionals and to stop you being disappointed if you don’t end up looking like them.
You should focus on the results you are getting… training 3 times per week will get you some great results if you’re training smart and whilst you may feel as though everyone else is more muscular than you, or is carrying less fat than you, so what?
You should only be comparing yourself with one person… YOU!
Take a picture of yourself and step on the scales as a bare minimum before starting a new training program and then a few weeks later when you have finished the program, do the same again and COMPARE YOURSELF from before and after to see how you have changed and how you have started to get the results you want.
I hope that comes across the way it is intended
Train Hard, Train Smart