Has your progress stalled?
Inevitably you will hit a plateau. I have spoken about this many times before, but not specifically for a given lift or goal. So, because of this I am going to do a short series on breaking through your plateaus, the aspects I will cover will be as follows:
– P.B breaking in the Squat, Bench Press & Deadlift
– Fat Loss
– Muscle Building
These 5 will be spread over each day next week, be sure to keep an eye open for the one that is most applicable to you currently.
Today however I want to help you with your mind set. Below is a simple task that will help you towards success in every aspect of you life (Yep, this is one of those transferable skills.).
Get a sheet of A4 Paper and a B2 pencil (Don’t ask why, just do it.).
Now write your goal at the top, then write down your current methods of achieving said goal. Here is an example:
Ross’ Goal – Add Muscle
– Set a time frame to achieve goal.
– Body measurements taken 1 month prior to starting.
– Established macro nutrient ratios to maintain current weight, then increased calories by 500 total per day.
– Periodised training trackable through notes (To assess strength gains.).
– Tracking overall weight once each week.
Next re-read your behaviours. Once you have done that ask yourself this: “Will this help me achieve my goal?” & “Is it sustainable?” if the answer is yes then move on. When you get to a behaviour that answers no to one or both of those questions it might be time to re-evaluate that behaviour and perhaps update or replace it.
Put simply if you’re getting a result then what you’re doing is technically working, provided it is sustainable you can continue it.
This task is merely to get you to look at what you are currently doing, this is so that you can see what works, what doesn’t and what possible changes you could make.