Learn More – Get Fewer Results
It’s kind of funny and kind of sad. For awhile you’re content doing the basic movements – bench press, straight bar curls, squats and leg presses. You’re making great gains, and everybody is taking notice. Well, as you become more “experienced” you decide to read up a little – first mistake. You grab the latest magazine – and I use that term very loosely – and start learning all about the “training methods” the pro bodybuilders use.
Now, I’m here to tell you it’s not a coincidence that right about the same time you started “getting smarter” and using the advanced training programs, was just about the same time gaining muscle became a lot more difficult, a much slower process. It’s also the same time the nagging injuries started to happen more often too. That’s right, and it’s not a coincidence that the more “intelligently” you approached your training, the less effective it became.
Now it’s not the fact that you tried to increase your knowledge of training that is the problem. It’s more of a combination of where you obtained your educational material and your abandonment of the basic training methods for a more “sophisticated” training approach that has suddenly stalled your gains.
As crazy as this sounds, this is the primary reason most people stop making gains. They deviate from the basic, most effective training methods and start using “advanced” training methods.