The FOUR STEPS to a Great Physique
By: Ian Lauer CSCS
The key to creating your ideal body starts in your head. You first must determine what it is you desire to create. Once you know that then you must KNOW you WILL get there. Once you have mastered those first two MOST IMPORTANT steps, the rest is just tried and true repetition. What is it that you must repeat? You must repeatedly eat clean meals with only the OCCASIONAL Cheat Meal AND you must workout REPEATEDLY.
It really is that simple to create the physique you have always wanted. Then why don’t more people attain their ideal body? That is the result of a breakdown in any of the previously mentioned steps. First they may not have decided WHAT TYPE OF BODY they want. If one week they are preparing for a marathon, the next a Powerlifting meet and the next month a Tough-Mudder run their body is going to be so confused that it won’t have a chance to achieve ANYTHING noteworthy. Once the desired body is solidified it becomes much easier to create it. Knowing what body you are looking to create is like having the blueprints when you start building a house. You know what you are going to build so gathering material and formulating a plan become easy.
Let’s assume that step is in place and they know their desired body. If they know the body they want but don’t believe they can achieve it, they are yet again defeated. We are EITHER our own worst enemy or best friend when it comes to achieving greatness. This is because the mind is so incredibly powerful. Once a person sets their mind to achieving a goal, in most cases, they will find a way to reach that goal so long as it is even somewhat reasonable. The most important part of this step is TRULY BELIEVING YOU WILL SUCCEED. Once you know you will succeed the next two steps become easy.
EATING CLEAN is not rocket science. Many dietitians or nutritionists would have you believe it is however. Sure, having an exact handle on your macros and caloric breakdowns can be beneficial; but, too often people get discouraged by all the “Science.” It’s really simple if you want it to be.
BASIC EATING GUIDELINES:
Eat 6 times a day
3-4 meals (roughly 300-500 calories each) Female-Male respectively
2-3 snacks (roughly 100-200 calories each) Female-Male respectively
Have a protein source with each meal/snack
Drink 1-1.5 gallons of water a day
Don’t drink liquid calories such as soda, juice, etc.
Once you get on track with basic clean eating you’ll be fueling your body appropriately and prepped for the results you are looking for with your training. What does that training look like? Again, we need to keep it simple. If you get too caught up in the latest craze you can easily miss the boat that has worked for tons of people for years…weight training. Weight training with consistency has consistently given great results. If you’re reading this article, chances are pretty good you already know the many benefits of weight training so I won’t bore you with details. Sufficed to say, the most important part of weight training is doing it consistently. Some will say that dumbbells or barbells or machines or bands or manual resistance or bodyweight is best…don’t worry yourself with all the mumbo jumbo. Instead focus on knowing that when you get consistent with a resistance training program YOU WILL GET RESULTS.
There are a number of different pieces of equipment you can choose from to get the body you want. As a matter of fact POWERTEC offers a multitude of options themselves. You have everything you need to train your entire body with any of the following pieces:
- FUNCTIONAL TRAINER
- COMPACT GYM
- FULL RACK with Lat Tower
- HALF RACK with Lat Tower
- ROLLER SMITH with Lat Tower
All of these pieces offer enormous weight capacity and gym quality movements. This means you will WANT TO WORKOUT on YOUR Powertec Equipment. Nothing is worse than a shaky shotty piece of equipment. With Powertec you know you are getting heavy duty equipment for home use.
What does all this mean to you? You will have the ability to do ALL of the exercises necessary to build your ultimate physique on any of the mentioned POWERTEC pieces of equipment. Additionally, what I really like about POWERTEC is the ability to add on later. This means if at some point in the future you decide you want to pick up some accessories for additional specialty exercises you have that option! Examples of these would be accessories such at the Preacher Curl/Row, Pec Fly, Leg Press, Leg Extension/Curl, etc. And again…you can add these on later! The choice is yours to make. Pick the piece that works for your spatial needs and get to work knowing YOU WILL arrive at your desired destination if you follow these FOUR SIMPLE STEPS!
1. Decide on the body you want
2. Know you Will Achieve it
3. Eat Clean
4. Workout with Weights Consistently