Today, I want to talk about progression.

Too many people become frustrated and annoyed at a lack of progression. I've lost count with the amount of times I've heard people say "I workout just as hard as him, why don't I look like him!?". This is a common problem, but here is my answer... 

You're NOT doing what that other person does. If you workout for 1 hour a day and you do train your butt off in the gym, then great, that's the first box ticked. The other 23 hours of the day are vital though. If  your recovery is poor, your nutrition is poor, your sleep is poor, then it doesn't matter how hard you train in the gym, you won't get the results. Let's take Mr Simeon Panda as an example. His physique is insane! but there's a reason why he looks the way he does. The hours he's in the gym, he kills it, the hours he isn't in the gym, he kills it. His nutrition is spot on, he gets enough rest and he doesn't stray from his lifestyle. So to those people who claim to do the same things as people such as Simeon Panda, but don't have similar results, then they are just lying. 

People do think that they can still have their chocolate bars, crisps, coca cola, Friday and Saturday nights out getting drunk and have an incredible physique, but because they go to the gym 3 times per week, they should have a great body, that's not how it works. Having the odd thing here and there (like a beer or a pizza) won't mess with your results too much to be honest, but by having a lot of junk food and/or alcohol, you're simply not going to get the results you're after, so there's no point in moaning about it. 

This has probably come across as a bit of a rant, but people do need to realise that if they aren't where they want to be, 9 times out of 10 it's their own fault. If you want a ripped, muscular physique, you have to commit yourself to the gym, nutrition and lifestyle, not just the gym. 

I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far, and take it easy if you're heading out for the night!

(picture above is not taken by me, I do not take credit, I am simply using it as an example)

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Lee Gregory Fitness

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