Have you ever heard the idea before that you can do more in a year and less in a day than you think? Or some version of that. We all underestimate what we can do in the long term and we overestimate what we can accomplish in the short term.
This isn’t really a “diet plan”, it’s more of an explanation of a couple important concepts and a couple guidelines to follow that I think should get you some good results without being too restrictive.
The Point of a “Diet”
Many people start a “diet” because they want to lose weight and change how their body looks. Eating less than you burn is the best way to lose fat, but if you take the foam padding off a pole, you still just have a pole.
Resistance training is the best way to change how your body looks and to give you a fit, healthy look. Don’t trust the influencers you see doing bodyweight hip thrusts or booty blasters to no end, that’s not how they got their results. Following random routines you find on IG won’t get you the results you want either.
What are infinite games? Like the name implies, it’s an endeavor that doesn’t end. There’s no final bell or finish line. It’s a game where the goal isn’t to win, it’s to keep playing.
It’s easy to make things that matter finite games but to make the most out of them, now and in the future, you should make them infinite games. Think about relationships, finances, happiness, and health. There’s no finish line for these. There is no pinnacle of fitness or health. Instead, it’s decisions that you make each and every day. I’ve talked about beginning with the end in mind before and why it’s important. The sooner you can learn this and apply it to your health and fitness, the better your life will be.
Recently home gyms have been getting some serious attention and it brings about the question of whether it’s worth setting up a home gym or just sticking with your gym membership. Now it’s no secret that I love having a garage gym. I have been burned in the past by a commercial gym but that was my fault. I do see their value and honestly both have their own benefits.
There’s a lot to consider and what’s right for you will greatly vary based on your goals and circumstances. Hopefully reading this will help you make the decision.
We’re all stuck at home and gyms are closed. Keeping your progress without a gym can seem daunting but it’s really not that hard if you know what you’re doing. Whether you’re working out at home or in the gym, your body’s physiology doesn’t change. The same rules that you follow to make progress in the gym still apply when you’re at home.
A home gym gives you convenience, flexibility, and saves you money. From travel time and gas to not needing your gym membership.
Now that you have learned why building muscle is so important in the context of modern life, let’s go over how to build muscle.
Building muscle really isn’t a complicated process. If you get 2-3 things right, you WILL build muscle. Now obviously there’s some variance from person to person but these big rocks are generally true and applicable to almost everyone. Humans are adaptation machines and as long as the adaptation signal to build muscle is being sent to your body, your body will search for a way to build muscle.
So you’re here to learn about why you should gain muscle? Maybe you are skeptical and trying to decide if it’s really something you should work on. Or you’re convinced that there are better health goals to have. Maybe you have been focused on building muscle for a while and are looking for some motivation. Whatever your case may be, the best thing you can do for your health is to build muscle.
Some of the benefits that come from adding muscle to your body include:
If you read the previous post, you probably are wanting to eliminate or at least reduce them from your diet. How to do this in a sustainable way will vary from person to person. Different people have their own tendencies and motivations that will determine their approach to sustainable changes in their diet.