The longer I do this plan, the more I see why I failed to build any muscle in the past.
Not filling my face with protein throughout the day was a big mistake, but probably my biggest was this:
Not writing down what I lifted.
It’s so easy to do – but makes such a huge difference. When you look back and see what weights you started with, it’s a great feeling to see progress. A huge motivator.
It was my fifth Monday of this plan yesterday. So exactly Five weeks ago, when I started, I could do 7 x 3 seated cable rows with 32.5kg. Yesterday I did 7 x 3 at 40kg – and next Monday I’m going to bump it up too.
And best of all, I don’t care about whether anyone thinks it’s a girly weight – not giving a shit what anyone else thinks is important too.
All that matters is the weights are going up. I can’t tell you the childish delight I get from that.
Across the board, the plan says you can expect a 5% gain every 2 weeks, which is pretty much where I am.
So there you go:
1) Graze on protein all day long
2) Record your progress in the gym
3) Don’t care what others are lifting or what they think