You must develop the correct weight lifting mentality in order to be successful building the body you want.
There's no way around this. It's a fact.
At some point in your weight lifting endeavors, you are going to find that building muscle is not an easy task.
You're going to find out that you have to work hard each and every workout.
You have to continuously increase the amount of weight you are lifting and complete more reps with that weight.
I've done everything I can to help you build muscle quickly through the intelligent design and layout of the weight lifting workouts included with our programs.
Put Forth Your Greatest Effort Every Workout
You are going to have to put forth your greatest effort every rep of every set of every workout.
In order to make fast and continuous progress in the gym, you've got to develop a warrior mentality.
You have to step into that gym ready for war. You've got to turn that muscle building switch on whenever you step into the gym.
You'll fight. And you'll take the first step out of that gym after each and every workout knowing that you are victorious.
Develop a Warrior Mentality
There are no other options. You will win the war against the weights.
You will work hard and come out of that gym knowing you did everything in your power to provide your body with the proper muscle building stimulus.
You're not there to play games. You're not there to waste time. You are there to change your body.
Some of you might think that I sound a little weird when I tell you that you've got to develop the warrior inside of you. But, every successful weight lifter will tell you that you need this mentality to be successful.
Everyone has this mentality inside. We all have it: men, women, younger, and older. You just have to develop it and learn how to use it to be a successful weight lifter.
You should work on developing your warrior attitude during each and every workout. Once you have it, you will know.
You'll start building muscle faster than ever before. Once you find that warrior mentality, I want you to apply it to every aspect of your program: diet, cardio, making adjustments, taking measurements, and every other aspect of the program.
Nothing Can Stop You
Use this warrior mentality to prevent anything from getting in your way of progress.
Fight for that extra rep, turn down that piece of chocolate cake, get up 5 minutes earlier to take measurements, and plan ahead so a schedule conflict doesn't prevent you from working out.
You can do this! Become a warrior. Be strong in every aspect of your life.
So, what exactly is this warrior mentality that I speak of? You can't develop it, if you don't what it is! Well, here it is…
- No fear
- Never quit
- Conquer any obstacle
- Laugh in the face of defeat
- Do whatever it takes
The warrior will take on an entire army alone. The warrior will do whatever he can to win.
He doesn't run from anyone or anything. He doesn't quit. He is confident that he can win. He is aggressive, has courage, and has a fire inside of him that just won't go out.
Focus In and Keep That Focus Strong
He laughs at the obstacles in front of him. He has no fear. He is focused on the difficult task ahead.
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe
The quote above is especially true when lifting weights to build muscle. Just when your mind tells you that your body has had enough, you want to quit and give up.
When your mind wants you to quit, you've got to fight back.
Block that urge to give up, and find your zone. When you find your zone and continue lifting when your mind tells you to give up, that's the point in time when you start to build muscle.
Those tough reps are the muscle building reps. If you stop when your mind tells you stop, you will never build muscle. Remember that when you are just about ready to give up.
Your body has an amazing amount of strength within it that you have no idea you even have.
You have strength inside of you that you may never get to see. But, you have to do everything in your power to use that strength inside of you.
During those tough times in your workout, remember your goals.
Remember the people that tell you that you can't do it. Remember their faces telling you that you'll never make it. Remember some quotes that may have inspired you. Use anything that works for you.
Someone Else Is Always Working Harder Than You
Somewhere out there, someone is working harder than you. Strive to be the best you can be. Strive to be stronger, more muscular, and leaner. Strive to outwork everyone else.
“Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.” — Henry Drummond
Read the quote above one more time. What does that mean to you? It should tell you that you should always be aggressive when it comes to lifting weights.
Increase the weight as often as possible. Find that warrior hiding inside you.
Believe that you can lift the weight. Visualize yourself lifting the weight. Believe in your strength and your body.
And then, do it!
Be aggressive. When you are aggressive and fight to the end, you have finally developed the warrior mentality. Be a warrior!
“You have to do what others won't to achieve what others don't.” — Unknown
You don't see many people walking around with a great body any more. People just won't put in the work to get a great body.
Don't Be Like All The Others
People have given in to the easy ways of the world. The ones who do lift weights and exercise usually give up when the going gets tough.
Remember the old saying: “When the going gets tough — the tough get going.” Don't quit when your workouts get tough. Don't quit when your diet gets tough.
Show everyone you have what it takes to get the body of your dreams.
A great body proves you can work harder than others, and you should feel great each and every day that you execute your plan. It truly feels great to accomplish your goals.
You'll love the feeling — a feeling that will keep you going each and every day.