Do you wish you could build muscle quickly without having to put in the hard work? Are you short on time but want the results? If so, lump yourself in with the majority
Today I received the following from somebody I’d consider very typical when it comes to fitness.
I don’t have time to read your book because I am very busy with my work. I ask you to give me medicine to increase my muscles. - Name Withheld
And that’s just the beginning. But in order to make this short and sweet, I’ll divvy out the solution. It’s worked for me, it’s worked for thousands before and and it will work for thousands after me. This solution will work for any human being regardless of race, gender or political preference.
- Hard Work
Without going into the complex details of training variety, periodization, zig-zag nutrition manipulation, rest periods, number of sets, etc… these 3 fundamentals are common among anybody that I’ve ever know in my entire 17 years of natural bodybuilding.
These are also the same things that happen when somebody is overweight. It’s not like you put on 100 lbs of extra weight overnight right? It was work, consistenly, over a long period of time. If you only gain 10 lbs a year, in 4 years of a desk job, you’ve now got 40 lbs of extra weight and that’s pretty damn significant!
These concepts go both ways. It’s how you change your physique.
- Every person who’s changed their physique put forth significant effort.
- Every person did so with consistency (they kept at it).
- Every person gave it more than 8 months.
I can’t tell you how many times somebody will write to me with a detailed nutritional plan and training program and the very last sentence goes like… “I’ve done this for 8 weeks, non-stop and to the letter and I’m not seeing significant results!”
If you’ve tried your routine for the average lifespan of a Coral Reef Golby and are about to throw in the towel becuase you aren’t seeing results, keep in mind it takes YEARS to see incredible results and months to see significant results.
For most people, 6 months is a good time frame if you are doing the above 3 things to see some fair results of your work. Your body doesn’t change overnight. Well it does but not things you can see.
Take a chill pill my friend. If you cannot devote the time now, then at least make two promises to yourself until work settles down.
I will eat the best healthy breakfast I can that’s sustaining for my day.
I will make it a point to get up from my desk or take a break and move about during the day.
You know, if you can just do those 3 things now, it’s better than looking for shortcuts to building muscle when none exist. It will end your frustration, you’ll be better off for it now and when you get the time to put forth the effort, you’ll be in a mental mindset to do the right thing.
Until then, nothing is worse than dreaming of becoming somebody with a physique you could have and then never putting forth the effort required to do so. You’ll never reach your goal and the mental anguish is excruciating.
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”