The Psychology Of Fitness

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Quick Tip #17 ~ One Step at a Time

Quick Tip #17 ~ One Step at a Time

Progression and consistency are the two keys to winning with body transformation.

When you first start out, you look at someone with a great physique and wonder how they got that way.  If it truly is a great physique, I’ll tell you how.  They worked at it, step by step, one step at a time.

They most likely didn’t start out counting calories or carbs or protein.  Instead, they started by going to the gym.

After going to the gym for a while, they may have started to take a post-workout shake.  After that, they started to clean up their diets – except for the weekend.  Then they may have started to read food labels on packages.

Further down the road, they decided to stop eating processed food.  After that, they found better exercise methods that they know personally work for them.  Then they started counting their protein grams per day.  Then they started to take the basic supplements, like a multi-vitamin, fish oil and a greens drink, along with their protein shake.

Afterwards, since they’re counting their protein grams, they start to count their carb amounts.

After that, they finally start to figure out how many calories a day they need and base that on their requirements and they experiment to see what works best for them.

After that, they might then start carb cycling.  After carb cycling, they try out intermittent fasting.

The bottom line is that at the end of the day, they didn’t jump into all these methods on the first day.

They instead, started where they were and just continued to progress while being consistent with their earlier steps.

This is the way great physiques are built.  This is the way for success in any endeavor.  Step by step, with progression and consistency.

So when I list my Ultimate Physique Rules, realize that you may not start out with the “best methods” for reaching your ultimate physique – but at least take the next step.  If you don’t want to eat only whole, natural foods, then at least cut out sugar 6 days a week.  Just that step alone will be a first great step and will start to lead you closer to your goal.

If you’re not going to count calories, don’t – but at least figure out how much protein you’re consuming per day and try to hit that amount.

If you’re not going to strength train at least 3-4 days per week, I only have one piece of advice – Start!  It doesn’t have to be perfect, but take the first step in working out with weights.

As I said in the first sentence, the key to body transformation is progression and consistency.  Continually progress and over time, you will be well on your way to a complete body transformation.

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