Many of our readers are familiar with “Big George” after his EPIC PODCASTS with Jay and Mike:
If you haven’t yet given them a listen-what are you waiting for?
George is a true alpha male and a loving husband and father with an immense amount of knowledge stored away in his ANNUNAKI BRAIN. We are honored to introduce him as a regular contributor to Fab Fit Over 40. In his first post he takes no prisoners and offers serious wisdom for folks who find themselves experiencing lackluster results from their training.
People ask me all the time how I train the way I do with intensity and dedication. I have always trained intensely.
Twenty years ago it was a lot easier. I was literally getting stronger every day, and I knew every productive workout was getting me closer to my dream of being a pro bodybuilder.
After almost achieving my goal in my late 20’s flash forward to now, at 40 plus years of age, faced with a grim reality. I am not ever gonna be a Pro bodybuilder. I will never be as strong as I once was or bigger than I was at my largest. What to do? For me there is only one option. Keep pushing as hard as I possibly can in my career, as a parent and husband and in my martial arts and weight training.
After two decades of observing people working out, I can honestly say most people just go through the motions. These folks never change, never have been below 4 percent body fat, never have lifted enough weight to stop everyone dead in their tracks and most importantly never reach their goals.
I don’t know how they do it either, going to the gym regularly and just going through some half assed workout like a fucking zombie. I don’t care what your goals are. You won’t reach them if you don’t show up for your workout and exercise with some kind of intensity.
We all have injuries and limitations. I don’t want people hurting themselves but it would really help if they could just train with some passion. I don’t care how much weight or what movements you perform, but at least be present when you do it.
After 25 years in the fitness realm (and pretty much seeing it all in one form or another) here are my TOP 5 TIPS to improve your training and physique:
- Practice getting into the right frame of mind when you train. Use music or your frustrations from the day to drive you. Whatever it takes to ensure your workout is meaningful and productive.
- Train to failure! Period-End of story. Anyone can do one set per movement to positive failure. Try going all out balls to the wall aka maximum intensity for one set. If that doesn’t fire you up -seriously take up video games.
- Keep your workouts short and intense. You can’t train intensely for 90 mins. I could go into the science behind it but trust me keep it brief and as intense as possible. If you are training to failure you don’t need 30 sets.
- Have absolutely no memory of your capabilities 5, 10 or 20 years ago. They will handicap you. If I set down to the military press for my set to failure with 225 and remember how I used to do it with 315 I am mentally beaten before I expend an ounce of energy. Walk into the gym with an empty mind. There is no past. There is only you kicking your own ass for the next 45 minutes.
- Take regular time off. It will do your central nervous system (CNS )and muscles good. If you need a break take it. Don’t get addicted to training and being in the gym. A week off will allow you to come back refreshed and ready to attack your workout with max intensity. As we age and our muscles become more efficient, the more often they need a break. A good rule of thumb is one full week off after 6-8 weeks of intense training.
Wow! Amazing advice from Big George. We hope this resonates with those of you who can relate to his message.
Look for much more from him soon.
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