I’ve mentioned how the mind, as in perceptions and attitude, can affect muscle gains.
While I’m no psychologist, I know that what and how you think can often determine outcomes. To paraphrase martial-arts star Bruce Lee…
Don’t ever say negative things about yourself; it can program the warrior within for retreat and possible defeat.
Arnold was a proponent of visualization. He always said when he trained biceps, he pictured mountains in his mind. Pretty sure he was talking about mountain peaks, not Dolly Parton—but with Arnold, who knows?
And while social media can be a mind-warping addiction, it can also provide a look at bodybuilders all over the globe, ones from which you can get motivation…
For example, if you’re looking to bring up your shoulders, check out this guy, hanging out and looking huge in Ireland (I left on the profile name in case you want to follow on Instagram)…
And speaking of shoulders, how about the striated, defined boulder shoulders of C.J. Kim, based in Los Angeles—you can see almost every fiber…
Take screen shots of motivating pics on the various platforms to check out every so often when you need to get revved for a workout.
And if you’re an ectomorph-ish bodybuilder, search for Jo Linder, a.k.a. Joeshetics, on Instagram—the guy has a well-proportioned physique and can get crazy ripped…
So social media isn’t all a horrible waste of time, unless you fall into the rabbit hole of boxing kangaroos.
Of course, a lot of the recommended exercises and demos are flat out dangerous, so be careful. Stick to emphasizing the ideal exercises—and you know where to find those in ebook form as well as efficient, effective workouts: OMYM…
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Till next time, train hard—and smart—for BIG results.
Former Editor in Chief, Iron Man Magazine
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