Responsibility and commitment

1.7 Irrevocable willingness, commitment, determination—call it what you want—is a huge part of making training deliver the goods. You must stay the course and resist peer pressure and the herd instinct that push you towards conformity. And you need to have a mind that is open to investigating the radical.

1.8 While the circumstances of life make some decisions more likely than others, and at times almost force your hand, the reality is that each person is responsible for his or her own exercise program's results. You decide which exercises you use, how you perform them, and how often you train. You decide when you quit a set, when you go to sleep, how well you eat, and whether or not you cut corners in general. ^ough life's circumstances influence those decisions, and test your resolve and stickability, you alone are responsible for your progress in the gym. ^e buck stops with you.

1.9 Accept responsibility for having created the current state of your physique and fitness. ^en assume the responsibility for changing what you do not like.

1.10 Let your dissatisfaction with your current physique propel you into furiously motivated, determined and dedicated action to improve it.

1.11 But first you need to have an open mind and the willingness to do what needs to be done (drug-free, of course). You must never be put off by apparent setbacks and difficulties. It will not be smooth sailing, but if you want it badly enough you will get there. You will overcome obstacles, and setbacks will become challenges. Persist, and eventually you will get there.

1.12 We are concentrating on an area where genetic restraints have great influence. Keep your goals very challenging but realistic, achieve them, and then set more specific and challenging goals.

1.13 You must be willing to do all that is necessary—in your training, diet, and rest schedule, and ignore the negative vibes of others. If any of this willingness disappears, so will your progress.

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