Here’s the thing – doesn’t matter what program you buy in to, all the plans that build muscle fast have a disclaimer at the bottom, along the lines of this:
Results are not typical.
There’s two problems here. Firstly, they have to put this in, because frankly, it’s the truth – but that’s because of the second problem: most people.
The truth is, results are not typical because 99% of the people who buy in to a plan, start off with all the good will in the world, but two weeks later… well, it’s gone.
So of course results are not typical. It’s not the plan. It’s the person.
So make yourself a promise. Put together, or buy a plan, you know you can stick to. A plan that’s doable for 6 months will get you far more results than one you follow for a month or so, then give up on.
It sounds childishly simple – but that’s the truth of it. If you only stress your muscles twice a week for 6 months, you’ll bulk up more than 4 short weeks of effort that comes to nothing.
And of course, eating the right stuff over 6 months will make a massive difference too. I know I keep saying it, and it’s not as cool as working out, but eating right and training wrong will get you better results than training right and eating wrong.
Course, if you can eat right and train right, that’s when people start to take notice of your new physique.
So be realistic with your goals.
If you can stick to a plan, 2 pounds of muscle gain a week is reasonable to begin with.
But if the first few weeks kills you – ease off and play the long game. Don’t be on the wrong side of very real statistics: results are not typical.