Over several years of making mistakes, I learned the keys to building muscle consistently.
Now that you have the WLC System, you don't have to worry about making those same mistakes.
You don't have to worry about wasting years of progress as I did.
All you have to do is follow the WLC System guidelines for building muscle.
3 Factors for Building Muscle Consistently:
The below 3 factors will ensure you are ALWAYS building muscle.
If you don't follow any one of these, your muscle building proress will stop completely.
- Progressing in Weight and Reps Lifted
- Preventing Injury
- Preventing Overtraining
Now, let's talk in detail about each of the factors above. You need to understand all 3 so you are always moving forward towards your goals.
No one wants to spend all that time in the gym and not make progress. Right?
Pay attention to each one of these guidelines and everything will work out great for you.
1. Progressing in Weight and Reps Lifted
Progression in the amount of weight you lift for reps is one of the keys to building muscle.
If you go from lifting 100 pounds for 8 reps to lifting 300 pounds for 8 reps, I guarantee you will have gained a HUGE amount of muscle in the process.
This is a simple concept:
Lift more weight over time, and I guarantee you will build muscle during that time period. This is a proven muscle building technique. Lift big to get big is a saying I'm sure you've heard. Lift big to get big is true!
The problem is no one explains how to lift big. You no longer have that problem with the WLC step-by-step weight lifting programs that we have available to you.
In order to continuously progress in the amount of weight you lift, you must have a weight lifting program designed to help you along the way.
Imagine if everyone could just continually progress without ever hitting a wall. We would have people lifting thousands of pounds of weight.
But we don't have regular super humans walking around, do we?
That's because it's impossible to always lift more weight at the next workout. You're going to hit that wall sooner or later. The WLC System will help you to lift more weight over a period of time.
2. Preventing Injury
Do you know what happens when we can't lift heavier weight? If you've got that warrior mentality when it comes to lifting weights, you're going to try to lift heavier and heavier no matter if you can make it or not.
You keep trying and trying and you only move backwards.
Let's put a stop to that today. I've been there and tried that method. It doesn't work.
When you do get to that point, you're form starts to break down and you start to cheat on the reps. A little cheating is okay on some exercises, but you'll start to do it more as you continue adding weight.
What happens then? You're eventually going to injure yourself trying to do that one extra rep. You put everything you have into it, but you're using bad form. You end up pulling a muscle if you're lucky.
Other people will sustain worse injuries. I know how it feels. I went through light pulls and light injuries over and over until I finally learned. Even a small injury can hinder your gains significantly.
To make consistent progress, you need to consistently lift weights in a progressive manner. If you're injured, there's no way to progress. You'll have to let your body completely heal.
During that healing process, you could have been lifting weights and building more muscle.
If you are injured, please take the necessary time to heal and don't make the injury worse. You'll only dig yourself a deeper hole. You'll become frustrated and want to quit. If you quit, you'll never reach your goal.
You also don't want to be sick or become ill with any bug.
This will stop your progress and delay you for at least a few weeks. You'll have to start back at the beginning after most illnesses because you'll lose much of the strength you gained.
Strength comes back fast, but no one wants to start their program completely over.
Continuous progression is what the WLC System is all about. Follow WLC guidelines for every aspect of the program, and you won't have to worry about more than normal illnesses.
3. Preventing Overtraining
Don't let someone fool you into thinking that overtraining is not important to your weight lifting progress. Someone fooled me many years ago and it cost me years of progress.
You'll start to understand more about overtraining if you overtrain over and over.
That's how I learned more about overtraining… which is the wrong way to learn. You won't have to go through this because you now have WLC. You will not have to make those mistakes like so many other people do.
You'll already know not to make these mistakes through the design of the WLC System.
Overtraining can cost you years of progress. When you beat your body and mind up over and over, you're not going to last too long when going through a weight lifting cycle.
If you want to see what overtraining feels like, try one of those programs that has you train to failure every set of every workout for multiple sets and multiple exercises per body part.
With those other programs, you have to do drop sets, supersets, giant sets, and workout until you just can't walk or lift your arms. Do that for a few months and see what happens.
You'll do fine for a while. You can take a break. And you'll overtrain even faster the next weight lifting cycle. Your body and mind never recovers from that kind of program. It beats you down over and over.
I've been through that, and no one should ever have to deal with that.
You will never have to go through that with WLC.
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