Forget What You Think You Know About Working Out
This might be the most difficult part.
Max-OT is different, but it’s not a bunch of new exercises that have never been done before. The approach is new and unique, but you’ll be doing many of the same exercises you’ve always done – just differently. You will approach training with a new mindset, a new vigor, and most importantly a new “certainty.”
Let’s Go Back
Now I want you to think for a minute. In all the time that you have been training, at what point did you make the most impressive gains?
My guess is that you made your most impressive gains when you first started. Or should I say, when you first committed yourself to training on a regular basis. It’s not uncommon for someone to gain 10 pounds of muscle the first month they start training. And another 25 to 30 pounds their first year! Why is this?
Let’s analyze this. When you are a beginner, you certainly don’t know “how to” train. Your form sucks, you’re cheating in most exercises, and chances are you are always trying to see “how much” you can lift. Not only that, in most cases, you wanted results yesterday. You probably have some serious motivation working for you. Crude, but serious.
So, if you didn’t know how to train and you did most of the exercises wrong, why did you make such impressive gains? But wait, let’s look deeper into this question. Why did your gains slow down as you become more experienced at training? Shouldn’t it be just the opposite? Shouldn’t the more you learn about training mean, the more progress you make?