There are a lot of trendy programs and diets that will come and go as you work to build a better and stronger body. On the flipside, there are consistently proven techniques that have always shown to have benefitted those who follow them. Here are three golden rules for weight training that will never fail you:
RULES FOR WEIGHT TRAINING YOU NEED TO FOLLOW
1. DON’T TRAIN HEAVY EVERY WEEK
From a mental standpoint, not being able to beat your previous goals would leave you feeling pretty discouraged after a while. I mean let’s face it, there is a limit to what we can physically do. From a physical standpoint, the constant increase in weight may cause you to sacrifice form and injure yourself.
Set realistic goals and work on volume as well as strength training. You can make improvements in size and strength by training a little lighter and getting more blood into your muscles-while saving your joints from trouble!
2. EMPHASISE THE MUSCLES YOU CAN’T SEE
Often when starting out, most guys are obsessed with getting a great chest and big biceps. Meaning they usually focus mainly on the muscles they see when looking in the mirror. This leads to many problems both functional and postural. Make sure you give muscle groups like your back, rear delts, hamstrings and calves the priority they deserve.
It will help you develop a more balanced physique and prevent problems down the road with having certain muscles groups disproportionately weaker than others.
3. SACRIFICE EXCUSES, NOT YOUR REGIMEN
We’re all familiar with breaking our diet and taking comfort in saying, “Monday is when the real diet begins”. I’ve also been there, far too many times. And it wasn’t until I started sacrificing excuses instead of goals that I really started to see changes in my physique.
The same has to be a golden rule in your day to day grind. Every time you find you’re about to compromise your plan, take a moment and sacrifice that compromise to stay on course.
Giving yourself rules for will help you change your habits. And that is what your new journey is all about, changing your habits. Just by reading these rules for weight training they have already started to work on your mind and will translate into your action.