3. More Is Not Always Better
Sorry, but more is not always better: You’ve heard it before; you can’t go wrong with more. Turns out you can. Don’t think 6 sets will be better than 3. Some people will train hard every single day and that’s not right. You have to understand the underlying science of the body. It needs to rest just as it needs to work out.
Muscle building requires both and overtraining doesn’t do anyone any good. In fact over training will lead to injuries which can cause you to lose extra days off the gym. The solution is to follow a pace that works with you. According to late Arthur Jones “you can train hard or long, but not both”.
4. Proper Recovery Is Important
Recovery is important folks: Some people fall into this guilt trap where they think recovering is lazing around. It’s really not. This recovery is what helps you build your muscle mass. You can use low-intensity cardio or stretching in between heavy workout days if you feel like you are falling behind, but give yourself room to recover. In fact, low-level exercise during off days is actually better than being sedentary. Knowledge is power! Moreover, try to find exercises that are better suited to you. For example, some people might not do so well with squats because of their biomechanics, that’s not an all doom and gloom situation. You can just switch to something you body likes better without the added injuries.
5. Gym = Go To Work
Gym means business: While it’s fine to socialize while you gym, it can waste so much time out of your exercise routine. You want to multitask, put on your jam and sweat it out! If you spend all your time texting and talking to people, you won’t get far anyway. Gym means business and in business, you don’t mess around. You do your job with the best of your potential and you make an exit. Time is money bros, that chick can wait, your physique can not.