Good Morning Adventurers!
You may be mourning that the day is Monday. Why moan when you can gather the momentum needed to propel you to the next level? Attitude truly makes the difference!
You are invited to learn from my experience from last week. Each week you will look at what I have learned that possibly can help you in your own training or cause you to shake your head at my shenanigans.
Just a quick blurb, I have been training with weights now since June 2011. Now does this make me an expert? Ha! Hardly. Actually to be a master at anything, you will need to have at least 10,000 hours to achieve mastery level.
So I am still learning that I haven’t arrived at all. Okay, enough gabbing, here is what I learned this past week:
Never be afraid to change. As you know (or maybe you don't unless you are a subscriber to the blog. You are, aren't you? *grin*) , I am a huge proponent of the Accelerated Muscle Development 2.0 system (AMD, for short). The program has two 12 week components: Build Muscle/Lose Fat and Build Muscle/Build Strength. I graduated from both of the programs and looking for a new challenge. You always want to stay hungry and improve so my research in self-improving lead to the hallways of Anthony Mychal (a fellow ectomorph who, like me, struggles to build muscle without getting fat. A frequent problem with our genetic type). His views on building an X-physique resonated with me. His links and his blog (which I stalked for a number of hours) let me to change my approach and format to explore creating my own X-physique. This in turn will radially change my approach from what I normally do: Build Muscle/Lose Fat to a hybrid of bodybuilding plus strength training, body weight exercises, and gymnastics.
Also, I have changed my views on machines too after opening my mind to the possibilities by using Nick Tumminello’s Full-Spectrum Bodybuilding (Note: I have changed my program for this week from Nick’s program and went back to AMD 2.0. Why? I am waiting for Nick to release his examples of how to integrate his ideas into a functioning program. I found that doing his program combined with AMD 2.0 had me in the gym longer than I would like (I like to keep my training short within 45 minutes if I can).
In essence, don’t be afraid to change what you do. Explore and be open to new ideas. This will prevent stagnation. What about you? How are you changing your current training program this week? What will you do new? Comment below. I look forward to reading your responses.
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
― Bruce Lee