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 gaining strength the importance of a good programme cannot be undervalued. At some point in your strength journey you can’t just go into the gym and lift more. It doesn’t work, trust me I’ve tried it.
You will need to follow some kind of programme designed to get you from where you are to the next stage. At the very least you should have a plan of how you intend to get there.
One of my clients asked me a good question the other day that I thought would be a good post to write about. She asked me why some people prefer to squat bare foot over wearing trainers yet other people say squat shoes are better. Here’s my take on things.
In the minutes leading up to me performing a maximal lift, I picture myself performing that lift. I get nervous and I get butterflies. However as I approach the bar something changes and I believe I can do it. All doubt leaves my mind and I feel a determination I can’t really explain.