4. Expand your training repertoire
If you really want to be serious in your athletic endeavours you should always find a way how to expand your repertoire of exercises. Exposing yourself to different coaching methods, learning and applying the basic principles, ideas and approaches behind of the different sports is one of the best ways to stay versatile You don’t have to agree with them all, but it’s a great way to learn different things that will help you on your path of becoming better.
We’ve already mentioned that getting stuck with one way of working out can be devastating for your progress. Also, learning the different training method may come in handy when you find yourself in need of adapting your exercises to avoid overstraining injured or strained muscles while still working out your body.
Knowing the different principles, and having a large war chest of different exercises will also help you in creating more efficient protocol, always adding new exercises. That is one way tricking your muscles, and never letting them settle into routine.
5. Adapt Your Training
It’s in the nature of the human body to age, and we must keep pace with it.
What were once easy exercises become more and more of a strain. This is only natural. Although you may wish to always have a body of a teenager, the harsh reality is that soon or a latter you’ll have to accept that you’ve become a middle-aged man with a middle-aged body.
Lifting 230 pounds with a body of a 40 year old is slightly different then lifting 230 pounds with body half that age. It’s simple as that. That is why you have to constantly evolve, and keep pace with the changes by adapting your diet, training protocols and state of mind.
6. Take Science with a Grain of Salt
Although scientific research can be a useful tool in achieving better gains, you should not take all that is written for granted.
While there are some scientific studies that do provide useful information and proven results, most of them have been commissioned by one company or another to specifically prove the data they need to market. It’s no surprise that every day a new theory emerges offering diametrically different opinions backed up by some new and most recent study. The sea of dieting and healthy living is full of experts, always quick to quote a research that proves their theory. Don’t believe all of them. Let your body, experience and common sense be your guide.