5 Mistakes Every Bloke Makes When Joining The Gym

You’ve joined the gym to drop some timber…

You probably want to get a bit fitter & stronger too…

I Get It…

I did the same in my mid 20s…

I felt old and rather rotund (at 25) <— I know right…

I had no clue what I was doing but I’d decided that I wanted to at least be able to touch
my toes without my belly getting in the way…

Thing is though it took me 10 years to get any meaningful results…

Which is why I want to share my 5 greatest mistakes so you can avoid wasting the next 10
years…

Not to mention a bunch of money…

So here goes…

5 Mistakes Every Bloke Makes When Joining A Gym

1) – Warming up on the treadmill…

Ok ok… What’s wong with a bit of a jog to warm up?…

And the honest answer is… nothing…

As long as that’s all it is…

Cos from what I’ve seen blokes spend anywhere between 10 and 30 mins ‘warming up’…

^^^ That’s a full session as far as I’m concerned…

Especially when you only have your lunch hour to get a session in…

It will get you fitter but it won’t get you much stronger…

^^^ And being strong matters because without strength we are more prone to injury…

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For your warm up a bit of mobility and some light sets of what you’re about to actually do
will be sufficient…

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2) – Concentrating on weights and neglecting mobility

This was my biggest lesson of all…

^^^ And that’s all mistakes are… lessons… if we learn from them we grow…

I had a session with a young fella a couple of years back…

He was 25 years old and wanted to lift heavy…

He wanted to learn a few pointers (in an hour) that would get him stronger…

So I tested his mobility… which was shocking…

This young lad moved like the Tin Man…

Imagine what he’ll be like when he’s 40 if he carries on like this…

So instead of getting him to lift anything I showed him some mobility techniques to stop
him from hurting himself…

Did he use them?…

I hope so but I never saw him again (I don’t think he was overly impressed)…

^^^ But my job isn’t to impress you…

It’s to get you stronger and fitter without getting injured so you can add longevity to
your life…

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Some mobility between sets will help you progress… Just keep moving…

3) – Doing 3 sets of 12 on everything

I pretty much did 10 years of this…

It worked for about a month so I thought if I carried on then I would be built like
Arnie…

Problem is though I didn’t increase the weight…

I didn’t learn correct technique…

I didn’t seek any help at all (I mean this stuff is easy right)…

So after another couple of months of zero results you’d think any intelligent fella would
stop and try something different…

Not yours truly…

Maybe it was just a plateau… (and a rather large and time consuming one at that)…

It wasn’t until I really started to learn about progression (from coaches who’ve been
doing this all their lives) that I actually started to experience an increase in my
strength (which is still happening now)…

^^^ And it feels great…

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The key to getting good at anything is to master the basics and get help from a coach who will help you do this… NOT someone who will just get you sweaty (anyone can do that)

Fortunately this is what my 28 Day Challenge  focuses on

4) – Thinking you have to smash yourself EVERY session

After lifting weights I would always feel like I needed that bit more…

So I would set about doing as many exercises as possible in about 10 minutes to get a
sweat on…

This is what I thought would get rid of the podge I’d been carrying around for years…

Problem was though I wasn’t conditioned enough to be able to keep this up…

It wiped me out totally and never got any easier…

I was constantly tired (but that’s what fitness is all about innit)…

It got me to the point where I was dreading the finisher but I just got through it (even
though it was clearly doing me no good)…

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Strength training a couple of times per week…

Cardio once or twice per week…

Lots of recovery…

That’s a good recipe for getting you fitter and stronger without burning yourself out
(I’ve been following this formula for years and it definitely works)…

5) – Thinking you’ve ‘earned’ that bucket of fast food

If it comes in a bucket, box, packet, tub… it’s probably not that good for you…

No matter how much exercise you do a bad diet will ALWAYS win…

Here’s a few guidelines I use that keeps me trim and allows me to indulge in my favourite
foods each and every week…

– Eat eggs for breakfast…

– Snack on nuts and berries…

– Have protein and salad for lunch…

– Have a protein and veg for dinner…

– Do this for 80% of your meals…

It really is that simple…

But as humans we like to complicate things so we have an excuse when it doesn’t work…

As part of my 28 Day Challenge you get access to my Online Nutrition System that will take care of this for you making it as simple as it can be

There’s my top 5 mistakes from my own experience (and what I did about it to get me
fitter, leaner and stronger)…

All it took was a bit of consistency across these 5 areas and it’s now a part of my
routine (and a relatively small part at that)…

My own sessions rarely last more than an hour and frequently last only 20 mins…

Which leaves me plenty of time to do the things I enjoy most…

And gives me the strength and fitness to lead an active lifestyle without burning out (and
hope to for another 40 years)…

Now this stuff will work…

But if you want to burn a ton more lard and gain super strength then I can help with that
too…

It’s all in my 28 Day Online Challenge

BKSIC

Stay STRONG

Peter

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