by: volt nutrition
The lifestyle that is exercise and nutrition is full of multi-faceted streams that need to be weighed appropriately. Think of it as a see- saw. If your hitting the weights hard but eating garbage, your see- saw is out of balance. If your working your chest and bi’s solid but ignoring your legs, again, your see- saw is out of whack.
A well-rounded program will make for better results. The specifics are important, but when you approach your program with a bigger picture mentality, it ends up meshing together nicely and balancing itself out. Unless you’ve been blessed with the gene’s of zeus, it’s physically impossible to achieve an A1 body without living the right lifestyle. It takes commitment and dedication, but the results are worth it 100% of the time. There are four main bases that need to be covered in order to complete a program.
Mind- Just as much as your muscles are required for your body to move and work, your mind is a necessity. When your muscles hit ‘failure’, or you feel like you’ve ‘hit the wall’, odds are your body can handle quite a bit more. I’ve heard the statement seven times more thrown around but have yet to see scientific evidence of that so I avoid using it. But nonetheless, the fact remains the same. Your mind is what fails first. That leaves us with the obvious, become a master of your mind, you will master your body. Simple.
Nutrition- ‘You are what you eat’. Rather, we should be saying ‘you become what you eat.’ Regardless of your training routine, you will become what your ingesting. If you want to slim down, feed yourself appropriately. The same goes for bulking, maintaining and shredding. Educate yourself on appropriate diets, then follow accordingly.
Training- It’s not just about how hard you work, but also how smart you train. You’ve all heard ‘practice makes perfect’. That’s wrong. ‘Perfect practice makes perfect.’ If you’re working your butt off, doing the wrong exercise or program, it is rendered useless and you won’t see the same results as if you trained smart. This comes down to education again. Take the time to research what it is that you actual need to be doing, then execute.
Lifestyle- Your overall health consists of mental, physical, relational and spiritual if that's what you’re into. These four aspects need to receive equal focus. This goes back to the see- saw concept. If one of these is out of whack, your overall health will be out of balance. This being said, focus on living life to the fullest. Live life, have fun!
Take all of this into consideration when you plan your next program. If you educate, organize, then exercise, you will be successful every time!