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The Three Things You Need To Succeed In Any Gym

Mike Training

The Easiest Way to Achieve Your Fitness

There are a lot of options out there today for where to work out and I bet you’ll find successful and unsuccessful people at every one of them.  So what’s the difference?  If it’s not the facility that’s making the difference, then what is?  The secret to success is having a goal you want to achieve supported by good programming and a sustainable nutrition plan.  Once you’ve got those three things as part of your fitness arsenal, the specific gym is really dependent upon personal preference.

What You Need To Succeed

Again, here are the three things you need to succeed: goals, programming, and nutrition.  However you obtain these three things is up to you, but without all three you’re going to spend a lot of time, energy, and money with little or nothing to show for it.  I’m not trying to scare you. I’m just sharing the honest truth.  I’ve learned the hard way how true this is so that you don’t have to.  Learn from my mistakes.  It’s way easier.

A goal.  This is by far the most important and most difficult piece of the puzzle to get right.  It’s hard because you really have to be honest with yourself on your priorities.  If you have a program and nutrition plan that will get you to the next Olympics but your priorities (and drive) aren’t a match, you’re going to fail.  So be honest.  Really decide what you want to achieve in your fitness journey in the short and long term then look at your nutrition and programming needs.

A program. If you’re looking for a training program, there are no shortage of sources out there.  I highly recommend that you check out the following: Chad Wesley Smith at Juggernaut Training, Travis Mash at Mash Elite Performance, and Renaissance Periodization.  I could go all day on why outsourcing your programming is a great idea, but I’ll keep it short and sweet.  Using a program from a trusted source lets you focus on training performance.  Just follow directions and stop worrying if you’re optimizing your training.

A nutrition plan.  The food you eat will, more than anything else, get you the results you want.  Eat for performance.  That’s it.  I’ve talked about nutrition before so I’ll just refer you back to my previous article [here].  I’ve had incredible success with the nutrition plan from Renaissance Periodization.  Having said that, I know changing your diet can be a huge leap.  So start with small, sensible changes and gradually change your eating habits so that they fall in line with your nutrition plan of choice.  It doesn’t have to be an overnight change.

Once you have these three keys to success, find the facility that best suits you and your budget.

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