11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Training | DON’T MAKE THESE WORKOUT MISTAKES!
You know, you guys don’t know how lucky you are to have the resources you have now. Between YouTube Videos and Google searching on the internet you can basically find all the information you need to build a workout and meal plan. But at the same time, having an overwhelming amount of information can be just as bad because I know a lot of you probably get frustrated trying to weed out all the bro-science so you can just find the information that works. I know it is for this very reason that the majority of you come to my YouTube channel and website for advice, because I use my experience to deliver just the facts.
But now, it’s time to admit some embarrassing mistakes!
Let’s face it guys, when I first started lifting there was no YouTube or even much of an internet for that matter, and I was told deadlifts are bad for your back and to stop halfway on my squats and bench. But man, if I could go back in time and tell myself just a few things I know I could have seen more results in a much shorter amount of time. So let’s get this party started!
#1 – TRAINING TOO LONG IS OVERKILL
I used to spend 2 – 3 hours in the gym every day at least 6 days a week. In fact, I think I only took Sundays off because that was the only day I didn’t have to work at the gym. Now when I was younger I REALLY enjoyed being at the gym because I worked there and everyone was always really nice and supportive.
The gym was my escape from reality and school but as much as I hate to admit it, that wasn’t the only reason why my workouts were so long. When I first started lifting I was taught to spend at least an hour on every bodypart when training. So if I was training biceps and triceps, I would spend 1 hour on biceps, then 1 hour for triceps and then at least 30 minutes of abs. But training too long when trying to build muscle is actually not a good thing. Just like when you’re trying to lose weight and you think that you’re burning more fat with more exercise. It just isn’t true guys. Actually, believe it or not, the longer you workout the lower you drop your blood sugar and if you go too hard and into a hypoglycemic state you will rebound with sugar cravings and most likely end up drinking/eating more calories than you even burned in the first place.
The other factor to keep in mind is that your body will release cortisol from extended workouts over 45 – 60min that can contribute to muscle breakdown. So if you’re in the gym for hours and hours, it might be time for a new program because at the end of the day it should only take you 60 – 90 minutes max to complete your routines.
#2 – RESULTS TAKE TIME
I used to get so frustrated because a lot of the kids I knew in high school were growing like crazy and were shredded all the time. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t growing like they were even though we were training together and doing the same workouts! But it wasn’t until years later I found out the REAL reason and it was because they were on drugs/steroids and I wasn’t. I used to get so mad about how slow my progress was and to be honest it was because I was just like many of you and was ignorant to how many people are actually using steroids. When I was in my teens I thought only pros, who were the size of a house, took them. But the reality is VERY different. I get questions in the comment section all the time from people wanting to know if this YouTuber or that competitor is on juice and the answer is: they probably are.
Dudes on gear are not just the massive ones with arms the size of your legs and if that’s what you think, you need to get more informed because 99% of physique competitors are juiced up. They just use different drugs or different combinations to achieve the Physique look which is very different than the Olympic Bodybuilder massive look and their roid stack is not just for growth either.
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