I was doing some stalking in the gym this Saturday just gone

 

Basically walking round having a chat with a few of the regular members

 

Not training related but just general chitchat

 

Anyhow it always comes back to training and how good there current routine and its the best thing since sliced bread

 

Granted some of these guys are in good shape and some not so, but they all seem to be sharing the same pitfall and making the same mistakes

 

And you probably guilty of this yourself

 

here goes the

 

Always doing the same exercises

 

Same routine

Same weights lifted

Same nutrition strategies for weeks on end

 

 can you build a full rounded physique if your not attacking each muscle group from multiple angles?

 

So I always ask two simple questions that gets them thinking a bit more about what they are doing

 

Maybe you can ask your self the same

 

after asking What’s your current training routine or nutrition strategies

 

  1. How’s that working for you?
  2. . Show me?

 

So

 

How’s that working for you?

 

Well yeah its ok but feel as if iam just going through the motions not really getting anywhere

 

Or Often the super positive but deluded would be like

 

Yeah its great aim looking awesome and whip there top of and give me a few flex’s in the mirror

 

(Cringe)

 

Ok great… now show me

 

Show me how your different from last week, last month or last year

 

This is where everyone looks at me all gone out!

 

Show me how you know your strength has increased

Show me your food diary 

Show me your plan for the coming months a head

 

9 times out of ten

 

There’s nothing to show

 

if theres none of this how can you gauge your progress

 

Now I know what your thinking it’s a bit extreme for just the leisure trainer just to have these things

 

Well to be honest its not

 

If after the first 6 weeks of hitting the gym if you aint got this in place your not being optimal in your training and nutrition practices

 

Basically you’re just wasting your time effort and money

 

The key to success in any endeavor is to measure and be consistent

 

So get your

 

Food diary sorted

 

Traning diary sorted

 

Yearly periodized training and nutrition plan sorted

 

And come up with some way to make yourself accountable to yourself or even better accountable to me

 

Until next time

 

Laurie “Stalker“ Carr

 

P.S

 

Got noting else to say

 

except

 

to be accountable sign up here

yes click here

 

 

P.P.S

 

Oh yeah I have I just thought I am going to show you my periodised training and nutrition plan for this year.