When it comes to training I have a feeling I’m correct when I say I’m 99% sure most people at the gym don’t train with purpose. They just go into the gym; move a couple of limbs, focus on the “abs”, go on the treadmill or elliptical, and call it a day.
I have never understood this and I don’t think I ever will. To me the gym is a place unlike any other. It’s the only place on earth that can transform you physically and mentally. That’s pretty cool if you ask me.
So if you’re just going to the gym “because my doctor told me so” you won’t find the results your looking for. You’re going to want to change your body, you’re going to want to get healthier; it’s about YOU wanting to do this.
Once you figure that out you can create a purpose for why you decided to join the gym. When you have a purpose, you have goals you want to accomplish. For example; dropping 10 pounds in the next 4 weeks or increasing my squat 5 RM by 20 pounds in the next 6 weeks.
Whatever the goal may be, keep it small.
Not the goal, the time frame.
I understand you have an end result you want to get too but by breaking it up into different small goals to get to the end result, you’ll make it a whole lot easier for yourself.
You have to create a system that will get you to where you want to be.
With a system you have direction, you have guidance. Weather you create this system yourself or get a professional to do it for you. You’re more likely to stay on track and reach that goal. Cause granted you will fall off the wagon. Everyone does. We’re only human.
But with a system you can hop back on a lot easier than if you were trying to reach your goal blind folded.
So remember please don’t go to the gym to walk on the treadmill; you can walk anywhere. The gym is where the iron lives and that’s what you need to conquer.
Having a purpose to train makes training and seeing the results every month that much more exciting because your hard work in and out of the gym is literally changing your body. That’s Awesome.