Incorporate these habits into your routine and see how your results in the gym increase
Success in the gym? What is that?
Well, we can define success in the gym by achieving the goals that lead you to train.
If your goal is to gain muscle mass and lose fat, when you achieve that, it is a success.
If you watch SportTV on the giant projector while you're chatting, when you achieve that, it's also a success.
In this case, we will focus on the first group, those who seek results.
Here are the seven habits to help you progress in the gym, whatever your goal.
1# Consistency (daily)
This is the most important habit, and it applies to all the others, making them work.
It is through consistency that you can achieve results, or not.
If you are consistent with your visits to the gym, your diet and your rest, you will get good results.
If you are consistent in skipping training, ignoring your eating plan and your important rest hours, you will also get results, but they may not be what you are looking for.
?We are what we do repeatedly. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.?
Aristotle already knew this in the 300s BC, and certainly if he joined a gym today, he would have better results than most with his philosophy.
2# Training (quality)
Whatever your goal at the gym, you need to train.
You need a good training plan, designed according to your goals, lifestyle and physiology.
Furthermore, having a good training plan is not enough.
A good training plan poorly executed will not take you anywhere.
An average training plan, but executed excellently, will give results.
You need to work hard in the gym and make progress.
Doing a series and spending 5 minutes talking, followed by another series and 5 minutes of chatting on Facebook, will not give you the intensity you need.
Take training seriously to see real results.
3# Power (effective)
If do you want to lose fat, you need to burn more calories than you eat, and it also helps to have good protein levels so you don't lose muscle mass.
If you don't pay attention to your diet, and eat whatever comes your way, you're unlikely to be successful in the gym.
Furthermore, it is important not only to have a good diet, but your own diet.
What does this mean?
Following your training partner's diet won't do you much good if it doesn't fit your goals or your individual fitness needs.
Furthermore, you should use foods that you like at least to be consistent.
4# Rest (is essential)
Rest is sleeping at least 6 hours every day, and ideally 8 hours. But not only.
It's also important to have rest days, where you don't go to the gym, and recover fully.
Muscles grow during rest, but it's not just muscles that benefit from rest.
The central nervous system also needs rest and recovery, and if you are mentally exhausted, you won't perform well physically.
Not to mention the negative hormonal impact, And not only, which the lack of rest brings.
5# Objective (concrete)
You need at least one goal to go to the gym.
If you don't have any goals, what are you going to do there?
Whether it’s improving your appearance, your health, gaining strength or competing.
Any objective is valid as long as it is important to you, and that is what will make you train week after week, month after month.
The more precise you are in your objective, the better.
What is your objective?
6# Dedication (real)
A little like consistency, but not completely.
While consistency is not missing workouts or meals, dedication is, for example, getting the most out of each workout.
It's prioritizing training over other less important activities, which will lead you to make decisions in favor of your goal in the gym.
It means doing what matters first, and leaving the least important for later.
It's having meals already prepared and ready to eat, waking up early to go train because it's the only time you can go, or going to bed at 11pm instead of getting up early on Facebook when you have to wake up at 7am.
If transforming your body is your second or third priority (the first is probably work), you should treat it as such.
It's the small details that, when accumulated, make a big difference.
7# (right) people
It's important to surround yourself with the right people.
People you can learn from, people who have already walked the path you are taking, people with the same goal (and dedication) as you.
People who can help you and know more than you.
To evolve, in any area, you need to learn, so surround yourself with people who can teach you.
Look around you in the gym, from the PTs there, to people who train there with good results, to friends who you know understand the subject.
Ask questions and ask for advice, ask them to help you with a certain exercise.
This will significantly speed up your progress in the gym and is probably one of the most overlooked methods.
In addition to people you can learn from, a training partner with the same goal and ambition as you, even if they don't have much more experience, is an excellent ally.
They are not revolutionary, secret or impressive habits, but they are effective habits, and few people put them all into practice.
These are habits that work.
Can you progress without being surrounded by the right people? Yes.
The same way you can make progress by sleeping just five hours a night, or missing two workouts a week.
The difference is that it will be slower progress than you could have.
If you want to make the best and fastest progress possible in the gym, follow the seven habits on this list, and you'll be on your way to achieving your goal, whatever it may be.