Workout Consistency, the Secret to Muscle Growth?
One of the biggest reasons why people don’t see much changes to their body despite all their hard work in the gym is the lack of consistency. People always ask me for the best workout routines to gain muscle, and I always tell them the same thing: pretty much 90% of the workout routines that you can find on the internet are good routines that can help build muscle.
It’s how much effort you put into the workouts, how much nutrition you fuel your body with, and how much rest that you get that is going to determine whether or not you see noticeable changes to your body. But forget about the things I just listed. Another variable that I’ve noticed in the past 2 years (and that I consider to be most important out of all) is the willpower to just stay consistent with a workout routine/program week after week. This is the often the biggest culprit that is crippling people and short changing them when it comes to building muscle.
In the present world, time is becoming everything and people are getting more and more impatient. They often want almost immediate results and if something isn’t working quick enough, they hop to another thing in hopes that they will see the results that they want, in the time frame that they want and it’s happening far too often. I’ve given out numerous workout routines to many people who have then come back to me in a few weeks saying that it’s not working and that they Googled a better routine that promises “10 pounds of rock hard muscle mass in 8 weeks.” Sure there, try that out too, and tell me what that’s like at the end of the 8 weeks. These are the people who keep spinning their wheels, and are destined to remain in the same spot forever. These are also the same people who often fall for the “secret to muscle growth programs” and often pay loads of money for.
I don’t want to point any fingers, but if you’re one of the people who go to the gym when you feel like it, and when you’re there do whatever you feel like doing, you aren’t going to get the same results compared to the guy who’s going to the gym day after day and keeping a strict log of his workout. I know far too many people who go on “spurts of fitness.” They get highly motivated for 3-4 months, make some decent changes to their body in terms of strength and size and then one day, they decide not to go to the gym anymore. Next year, they’ll do it again. Do I have to mention they’re back at square one and lost almost everything that they worked for in those months?
The secret to muscle growth is going to the gym when you need to go, doing what you need to do, and not skipping workout sessions. It’s that simple. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: fitness is a life long commitment. You’re either in it for the long run, or you’re wasting your time and effort. There is no such thing as a quick fix to achieving the body that you want. Once you reach your goal, it takes years and years of commitment to keep it that way.
I invite anyone who’s reading this article that is on and off with their fitness routine to give it 6 months of hard work. Find a fitness program, and go at it week after week. Show up when you need to show up, do what you need to do and I promise you, you will be a different person than you were when you first started. Thanks for reading. Leave a comment, and I’ll see you in the next article.