The science behind muscle growth and getting ‘swole’ is considered artistry in the eyes of the bodybuilding community. Whether your primary goal is to get buff, jacked, or ripped plenty of bodybuilders have paved the way for future lifters, such as yourself through the process of trial and error. As a result of dedicating countless hours and research into their profession, these seasoned veterans have invaluable hands-on experience.
If you’re looking to find FASTER results in the gym, then look no further! You’ve stumbled across the right blog. We’ve assembled some of the most essential tips to bolster your chances of sculpting the body that you’ve always dreamed of.
There are NO shortcuts to HARD WORK.
A wise man once said: “hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” This quote applies to the bodybuilding community. Hard work is the secret potion that will make or break your bodybuilding journey. It will separate you from the pack, especially when you’re competing and going against athletes possessing better muscle genetics. When you’re at the gym, your sole purpose must be to attack the weights with ferocious intensity.
As the great Dorian Yates said:
“Each workout is like a brick in a building, and every time you go in there and do a half-ass workout, you’re not laying a brick down. Somebody else is.”
Hence, I suggest you get back to laying out bricks ASAP.
Bodybuilding is a lifestyle.
Bodybuilders usually tend to be some of the most disciplined and committed athletes. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, you will have to be on top of your macronutrients and micronutrients, making sure that you’re eating the right foods and never indulging in the forbidden. You will have to plan and time your meals, as well as add a lot of calories to your diet. This also applies to the number of hours that you will have to devote your time to letting your body heal and recover. Former Mr. Olympia competitor, Kai Greene claimed: “Bodybuilding is my craft and because it is my craft it dictates how I live. Because it dictates how I live, it’s not just what I do in the gym, but it’s also an accepted lifestyle.”
Perfect your technique.
Granted that you will serve your apprenticeship under an established professional, executing your lifts with perfect technique takes hours and hours of repetition. Without the guidance of an expert, you will wind up wasting time and energy for nothing. You will even potentially injure yourself in the process. If you are vying on getting fast and noticeable results, then you are left with no choice but to execute these exercises by a near perfect margin. Your muscles will not be stimulated correctly if there are flaws in the technique of your compound movements. Your technique has to come down to a tee. Bodybuilding’s icon, Ronnie Coleman backed this argument up by stating: “Perfecting your form and technique at early stages will go a long way. Don’t compromise on the big lifts – deadlifts, squats, and bench-presses.”