What are some of your best training tips for someone who wants to look good and ripped?
Think about everything you do. I realized that fitness is 100% mental. Your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it.
There is a famous saying ”Abs are made in the kitchen” which I believe to be true. If you just want to look good, take care of your nutrition and quit any unnecessary food you consume. You will find many things to replace junk food which are so tasty and beneficial, and working out four times a week for one hour will give you better results. It’s not about restrictions, it’s about creating new habits. Once you feel the progress you will never quit.
What are some of the most common mistakes made when someone is trying to build muscle and/or get ripped?
“How much can you bench?” That question is often asked and it has always been a gym cliché, which makes some people work the barbell and lose concentration on the muscle.
Over-reliance on machines. Most modern gyms have bench press machines but you have to resist the urge to bulk around mechanical movements. Despite the modern machines the best chest workout is free weight training.
Carefully control the half reps in training (take 2 seconds to lower the weight and a 2 seconds to raise it).
Which workout has worked best for you?
- Day 1 – Bench press day.
- Day 2 – Back.
- Day 3 – Shoulders.
- Day 4 – Off day.
- Day 5 – Arms.
- Day 6 – Lower body.
- Day 7 – Off day.
Abs are performed every other day.