I made my best gains when I became obsessed with it.
When I let gains consume and dominate my thoughts.
If you can’t develop that you’ll be average at best.
The great ones are consumed by obsession and the desire to win at all costs.
Look at any elite athlete and they were obsessed with their craft.
They only cared about winning and getting better.
Michael Jordan, obsessed.
Serena Williams, obsessed.
These people only care about winning and being the best in their field.
They allow this obsession to consume them and become a driving force in their lives.
We can do the same thing.
When I first started training all I wanted to do was build muscle and make my body grow.
I was obsessed with eating the right amount of food and doing what I needed to do to move forward.
I kept my mind off of what I didn’t want and on what I did want.
This allowed me to make the best gains of my life.
I lived, sleeped, and breathed gains.
Then they came, they happened.
They happened because I squeezed the life out of every moment and I demanded that they happen.
Stay focused and keep doing your tasks if you want to make gains.
Your task could be to eat enough protein.
It doesn’t matter what it is.
Focus on doing what needs to be done.
If you want to build muscle mass, you need to eat at a caloric surplus and you need to be lifting heavy.
Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to profit from your lack of knowledge.
Keep eating and keep growing.
When you’re looking to build muscle this needs to be your mantra.
Stay focused and do what needs to be done.
The discipline and the consistency of training is what will allow you to make faster gains.
Here are some questions you can ask to keep yourself focused.
Is this getting me the outcome I want?
Is this holding me back from the outcome I want?
If you consistently ask these questions and focus you can begin to see changes.
Changing and getting results requires obsessive focus and total commitment.
There can be no half ass efforts.
Give everything and get everything.
You need to be 10x more aggressive in your approach.
Always look to be the most aggressive person in the room.
Become obsessed with aggression.
Study it, find out what causes it.
Be proactive, proactive people are aggressive, they make things happen and force the world to adapt to them.
This is what you need to do to make gains.
Making gains requires discipline.
Be obsessed and committed to being disciplined.
You need to be the most disciplined version of yourself.
Stay focused on the task at hand.
Making gains means that you need to train hard and intense, and eat right.
Do the exercises that will give you the highest return on investment (ROI).
Here’s a list
3: Bench press
4: Pull ups
5: Bent Over Rows
6: Power cleans
7: Barbell curls
If you obsess about getting stronger and better on these exercises you will build a great body.
Bodybuilding has certain exercises that are better than others.
Focus the bulk of your training on these exercises and their variations.
You can do incline bench press instead of flat bench press.
Flat bench press is a great exercise.
Incline is still superior for upper chest development.
If you’re looking to build muscle mass in your upper chest you will need to incline press.
Flex Wheeler was a huge advocate of the incline press.
Flex always said that most people have overdeveloped middle and lower chest muscles.
You want to make sure to hammer the incline bench press.
Aim for 4 sets of 6-8 reps.
Become obsessed with getting great at this exercise.
If your mind is on anything else while you’re in the gym, you won’t make gains.
I see guys in the gym all the time who are staring at girls and fucking around.
These are the guys that are slow to make gains.
Keep your mind focused on the workout you need to complete.
Each set, rep, and exercise.
This is how you move forward and progress.
Keep your mind on the exercise you need to complete.
Attack the weights and crush your workout.
Make sure you’re doing everything you can to support your training too.
Eat as many whole nutrient dense foods as you can.
This is what will help you build muscle and keep it when you diet.
The quality of food is important.
You want to be eating as many whole foods as possible.
Keep your mind on what you need to do to make gains.
Becoming obsessed with the end result and sticking to it is how you will get there.
Getting and staying focused is the hardest part.
Which is why you need to focus on getting the most out of each workout and pushing yourself as deep as you can go.
This will add muscle mass and burn body fat.
Building a great body doesn’t just happen, you need to stay focused and do what needs to be done.
Obsession is a productive tool that can help you get there.
Staying committed to your obsession will help you get to the end faster and make better gains.
Making gains will make you feel better than anything else.
Trust me when I tell you this.
If you can’t stay focused on the exercises you need to do to make gains, you might as well hang it up.
- Making gains requires obsessive focus: If you can’t stay focused on what needs to be done and keep your mind on it, it won’t happen. You’ll be skinny fat and never build the body that you want.
- Make sure that the bulk of your training involves basic barbell movements. These are mass builders for a reason. It’s because they work.
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