When it comes to training and body composition, the saying “ you get out what you put in” couldn’t be further from the truth. If you aren’t prepared to put the hard hours in at the gym even on the days you don’t fancy it then you can’t expect to see the changes in your physique and/or strength that you are looking for. The same goes for your diet.
When it comes to training and nutrition people seem to be obsessed by magic numbers. To be clear you should be very concerned with numbers! Knowing roughly how many calories you should be eating is important. Knowing what 50g of peanut butter looks like is even more important. In all seriousness here are 3 things there are no magic numbers for that you may still be looking for:
I read a lot of fitness related articles online. There is so much information out there it’s unbelievable. Free programmes, opinions, studies you name it, it’s there. For anyone just starting out it must be a complete minefield. Even for those who have been training for years may feel they know what they are doing but aren’t using optimal approaches for them towards their training and diet.
I want to address something that affects a lot of men that start the gym; people I class as skinny fat. A skinny fat man is someone who is pretty skinny or has very little muscle mass, he carries some body fat usually around the mid-section.
In this life we generally want things straight away, we don’t want to wait. Unfortunately, when it comes to physique and fitness related goals a little more patience is required. Sometimes you have to accept you may need to take 1 step backwards to move forwards.