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Muscle Gain Is 80% Behavior

by Mike Westerdal

You can do anything that anyone else has done. You can have anything that anyone else has. You can be anything that some else already is.

Why? Because they have already done it and therefore you know it can be done.

The only question left is how hard you are willing to work to get the same results?

Understand, I am not saying to be just like someone else here. You are a unique individual.  No one else is like you and one of the worst things you can do is hide your individuality. I am saying that if there is something you want to have or be, a good way to get there is to make a study out of how other successful people did it.

Make a habit out of studying successful people and start doing what they did or what they advise.

Sure, there are some limitations.

You will probably not be able to play pro baseball or basketball if you are in your 50′s.

You probably won’t be elected President of the United States if you failed to graduate high school.

That does not, however, mean you cannot set lofty goals for yourself.

The habit of study comes after accepting responsibility and thinking about what it is you want to achieve.

In order to achieve great fitness and muscle building results, you must bridge the gap between where you currently are and where you want to be.

What this means is, you have to find a way to get from where you currently are to where you want to go.

It’s the same principle as using a road map. You use a map to get from Point A to Point B without driving blindly about trying to find your destination.

Learning to bridge the gap from where you are to where you want to go can be done more easily if you model, or copy, someone who has already achieved the things you want to achieve.

For example, say your best friend recently gained 20 pounds of muscle and looks great. Why not ask him how he did it and then, provided he gained the weight in a reasonable manner, copy what he did?

Two things must be understood when you are trying to bridge the gap between success and failure.

The first step in the process is that you must ask yourself, “Where am I currently?”

What needs to change? Am I too thin? What do I weigh? What do I think I should weigh?  Is this reasonable?

What are my alternatives? If I don’t change now, can I spend another week, month, or year like I am right now?

How does my weight make me feel? Is my weight related to my feelings about myself?  If so, what are those feelings? Are they justified?

Take a peek into the future. Where do you see yourself in 6 months or a year if you keep heading the in same direction you are now. Will your life be negatively affected?

What is it about my workout routine that is not producing results? What is it in my diet that is not working?

Self honesty is crucial here. Recognize that there must holes somewhere in your program. If there weren’t you’d be getting the results you want. Something is not working. It’s important evaluate yourself and see if you can’t identify where you’re falling short.

After you evaluate where you are, you know must then identify where you want to go.

Ask yourself questions like:

What do I want to weigh?

How do I want my clothes to fit?

How much energy would I like to have?

How strong do I want to be?

If I change for the better right now and start implementing a proper fitness program, what will I feel and look like in 6 months or a year? What size tshirts will I wear or what brand new clothes will I look better in?

How will you determine your success? It’s important to understand In crystal clear terms, what it is you want to achieve.

When you find that answer, you’ve found your destination.  The clearer that destination is in your mind the easier it will be to plan your road.

To achieve fitness and muscle building success, you must bridge the gap that lies between where you are and where it is you want go.

Once you determine where it is you want to go, you need to make certain choices and certain decisions about how you will get there.

The quickest way to get there is to follow someone else who has already achieved what you want. Model your road after someone who has already figured out what works and what doesn’t.

You can have anything you want in life if you follow the path laid out by others who have achieved what you want. If you want to learn about the stock market, read a book by Warren Buffet. If you want to learn a new language, pick up a Spanish book.

I am going to help you with muscle building success. Not because I know everything there is to know about gaining muscle, but because I made the same choice you’re making now and have seen the end result of that choice and having carried it to it’s full fruition. The experience of others can save you a lot of time.

In developing the habit of studying it’s important to note that it’s not what you know that matters, it’s what you do that produces results.

Muscle gain is 80% behavior. It all comes down to the choices we make. In order to gain muscle weight you must first change your behavior.  The purpose of studying is to educate you to what changes you need to make.

Analyze your own behavior.  Compare it to others who have achieved your goals before you and decide what changes you need to make.

Remember, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got.  Now if you can answer yes to the question below click here to continue reading.

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