Achieving the Physique of an Athlete

Getting the look of your dreams may be hard but it is in no way impossible. The key of course, lies in your will and determination to make these dreams come true. However, although it can indeed be a determining factor, willpower alone is not enough. You also need to

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possess a lot of knowledge on how to achieve your plans. By upholding just these few simple rules you yourself can obtain a physique you always wanted to have but never before believed possible.

Proper motivation

Changing your lifestyle is hard. Especially when you are supposed to leave behind a life of delicious food and idleness and embark on a never-ending voyage consisting of exercise and moderation. This is why you need to have a clear goal in front of you. By making this happen, you will know exactly why you do the things you do and this will help you endure. Endurance and patience are two key features that are necessary for any athletic success.

Breaking the bad habits

 The greatest misfortune here lies in the fact that all the things that are stopping your progress are so much fun. There is nothing more relaxing than lying around in sweat-pants entire day, watching TV and eating pizza. In the long-term, however, the results of this kind of lifestyle can be devastating for your organism. Because of what they do to your body many of these habits may be called an afflictions, but luckily for you most of these afflictions are curable.

Nourishing beneficial behavior

Since you can obviously get rid of your bad habits with little or no trouble, it would be only natural that you should acquire some new ones. Try to encourage any form of physical exercise, and start going to the gym. In order not to start skipping as soon as the going gets tough, try to trick yourself by going there with your friend or friends. Skipping a gym day is no big deal, but letting your friends down is something that is never easy.

Changing your eating habits

It is imperative that you fundamentally change your eating habits. Your breakfast should be the strongest meal of the day, while your dinner should only be a light snack. It is also imperative that you have your breakfast as soon as you get up, since this way you will awaken your metabolism from the earliest morning. Furthermore eating after 8pm should be strongly discouraged.

Proper supplementation

 You don’t see a professional hunter go hunting with nothing but a bow and arrow because using a rifle is an unfair advantage. The truth is, humanity has advanced in every aspect fitness included. Proper supplementation can help keep you motivated at all times. Some supplements are best when consumed before while some others like Legion Recharge can help you after the training has already ended. Seeing the results of your work sooner will also help keep your motivation on a satisfactory level.

 Changing your lifestyle is hard. Especially when you are supposed to leave behind a life of delicious food and idleness and embark on a never-ending voyage consisting of exercise and moderation. This is why you need to have a clear goal in front of you. By making this happen, you will know exactly why you do the things you do and this will help you endure. Endurance and patience are two key features that are necessary for any athletic success.

Doing exercises properly

This is perhaps the single most important piece of advice there is out there. When they first start working out, some people (especially men) are obsessed with the weights that they lift. In order to lift more and in this way progress, they risk not doing exercises properly. This way, they not only slow down their progress but also increase the risk of an injury. Getting injured while training is something that should be avoided at all costs.

Being realistic

 The fastest way to get discouraged is to start believing that you are in fact making no progress whatsoever. The greatest risk of this happening is if you are not being realistic. It is true that proportionally, you progress the most in the first few months of training but expecting some radical changes two weeks into training will bring you nothing but disappointment. We said it earlier and we will repeat it again, two most important things are endurance and patience. Without patience, there is not much that can be achieved.

By following just these few simple rules, there is no telling what can be achieved. Replace some of your old, bad habits with some new ones, start exercising regularly and you will already be well on your way towards the inevitable progress. If you find any aspect of this regime too hard to bear, try to find the way to cheat around it. Where there is a will, there is always a way.

About the Author

VsafL3XZ_400x400Mathews McGarry is passionate about many forms of strength training, and spent years lifting, dragging and flipping all manner of heavy objects. After graduating from the Faculty of Health Sciences, he started writing about his experiences, and sharing tips for better life. Follow him on Twitter.

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