Don’t Follow The Leader At The Gym

November 26, 2009 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

This week I briefly talked about why you should always follow your own rules in regards to your weightlifting workout and to NEVER mimic someone else’s workout routine.

But today I’ll elaborate.

Some people are genetically blessed

In the bodybuilding world, there are those that will simply sneeze and they will build muscle. The worst thing you can do is try and mimic that persons workout regime. The thing is, unless you actually get talking with those individuals you will never know that, that is the type of muscle building genetics they have. Even if you do talk to them, they probably won’t even tell you that they know they have great muscle building genetics. They’ll probably gloat and laugh and have pleasure in watching you struggle and suffer to build muscle the same way they do.

So be your own leader and find out what works for you.

Learn from your own experience

This actually reigns true to most things in life, and it is something that you will have to do throughout your weightlifting workouts. Those buff fitness gurus can give you all the advice in the world, but guess what?

THEY ARE NOT YOU!
They do not know how your body works, what it reacts to or what injuries you may have had.
They do not know your personal diet.
All they know is what will work in general, but more so what has worked for them.

You need to find out what will work for YOU. And you can only do that from your own first hand experience.

Now I know that might be hypocritical coming from me, as I’m here dishing out tips from experience. But what you must do is take the information that you read here and make it your own.

Have you been watching X-factor? That popular TV music talent show run by Simon Cowell?

Well you need to do what those contestants do. Take something great and make it your own.

All of this is science and logic. From here on out, just don’t get caught following the leader at the gym!

See you in the comments.

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