Increasing Your Chances of Bodybuilding SuccessMonday, November 3, 2008 11:08
I think there are a lot of people out there that know what to do to successfully be a good bodybuilder, yet it never seems to happen for them. I think knowing the knowledge of this sport is extremely important, but it only makes up around 50% of the process. The other 50% is applying it and that can often be the difficult part. It sort of surprises me when I see that people don’t have the skills to make a long-term process like bodybuilding work. I’m not sure what they face in their daily life, but there is bound to be something that you had to do that required long-term consistent behavior. Anyway, I have some very important tips that can help you increase your chances of bodybuilding success.
What I’m going to show you is my two-step process to ensuring that I grow as a bodybuilder. The reason we need this two-step process is due to the fact that when we try something new or go take our life down a new direction, we’ll experience a cyclical type of behavior on our part. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that “life is like a roller coaster” and that’s essentially what will happen. When you first decide to get into bodybuilding, you’re going to be at a peak. You’ll get up at 5am full of energy, ready to hit the weights and work hard. Everyone ends up experiencing that high, but the problem is that you’re going to go down emotionally. You’re going to have those days where you’re just not going to see the point of continuing on. My two-step process will keep you going during all times.
Before I start into the two-step process, you have to understand that consistency is the name of the game. You’re going to want to start like a bat out of hell, but you must hold back. Start out at a tolerable pace that you know you can continue to produce for months. You don’t want to burn yourself out.
The process is coming up with daily plans. Some people might call these schedules. I don’t care what you call them, but you’re going to need them. You’re going to write down exactly what you’re going to eat and when. You’re also going to write down what you’re going to do for exercise and the time you’re going to do it. You’ll want to keep each day relatively similar. You don’t have to eat the same thing, but you’ll want to keep the times pretty much the same. Follow the plan exactly for at least 3 or 4 weeks.
You may have picked up on the first process, which is having a plan, but the second part comes from applying the plan for 3 or 4 weeks. What happens after 21 days is our body and mind creating a habit. That’s what we want; we want a bodybuilding habit. The next time you have that emotional roller coast low, you’re going to have bodybuilding as a habit, so no matter how you feel you’ll be on the right track.