It’s been said that what gets measured gets done, especially when doing something that is easily measurable, like your current fitness level. You can go down to your local gym, and get all pumped up about looking like a fitness model, or your favorite movie celebrity; but unless you have a workout plan, it’s very likely you will not even come close.
The reason is because the bodies of those we admire are created meticulously by design. Chris Evans, aka: Captain America, is not “just” working out. He is working out with certain exercises in a certain way because it’s what works for his body type.
The only way you will know, or not know, what works for you is by keeping good notes and consistently measuring what does, and does not, work for you.
Before you can begin measuring, it would help to have a workout plan to measure with. Having a plan is like having a platform.
You can always improve upon a platform, making upgrades and/or or additions to it along the way. My point is that once you have your plan, you can design it to match your current level of fitness, and give you a map to follow to get to where you want to go.
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This planning allows gives you a road map to not only progress and get stronger, bigger and faster; but to also provide a proven way to get there if someone else wanted to try as well.
This is the great part about measuring and keeping good notes. As your progressions improve you can look back at your journal and use it to help others, not just yourself.
You will be amazed the weights you started with, the reps you were able to perform and how many sets you were able to do. Another great idea is to take a picture of yourself when you start so that as the time goes on you can match your picture to how you look now.
Pictures taken regularly create a powerful portfolio of change for you. You can monitor and see your progressions in real time from month to month or year to year as your body adapts and changes to the different workout plans you been measuring and varying over time.
Here is what I usually suggest to clients I work with – I have them buy themselves a nice portable journal they can jot down their progress, plans, feelings and whatever else they would like get out of their head and onto paper.
Putting pictures into the journals can be very useful as I mentioned earlier as well as your goals for how you want to look and how you want to feel. This will help you when things become difficult and you feel like quitting. Anything worthwhile will challenge you and at times building health and fitness for yourself will become hard but its worth it.
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When you have something to look forward to it helps to pull you through those mental storms by providing a port for you to arrive at. That’s what goals are, they are ports in the storm that help you to get safely through.
Secondly I would suggest finding a mentor, a friend with training experience, or a qualified trainer who can assess you; so you know exactly where you are. You have to know where you are physically, so you can get to where you want to go; and that comes with someone who can give you the hard facts.
Lastly find someone who can help you stay accountable to your goals and plans. One of the most common errors people make is thinking they can make drastic life changes without any help. Truth is, if you could have made these changes alone you would have done so already.
This is why getting someone you trust, and can confide in, to help you stay accountable to your own goals will do wonders for speeding up your ability to benefit from the results of your training. If you implement these three ideas before getting started you will make yourself almost bulletproof.
What I mean is your chances of being successful will skyrocket because you have set it up in such a way that makes it very difficult to fail; and that’s a great way to start anything in life.
Starting from a place where its hard for you to fail, and has been made easier for you to succeed, allows you to enjoy the process; and be stress free with the plan. If you want to give yourself even more of an edge, enter your name and email and receive the free 7 day email course I put together for you.
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