No need to get creative with the title of this article, what I have to say here is very simple and straightforward.
I started lifting weights when I was 14 years old. That’s because I wasn’t a WUSS. I wasn’t a nancy boy. I had self respect at a very young age. What I mean by that is simply that: I had too much self respect NOT to lift weights and have a chiseled body. I realized this at a pretty young age.
Not every man will become chiseled, and I don’t think every man needs to be, however if you’re a self-respecting man, you should be lifting weights on a consistent basis.
What you should NOT be is overweight. I see guys at the gym every week, and every month that still look the exact same as they did 4 months ago. Whats’s puzzling to me is that these guys are overweight (out of shape) and look no different now than they did 4 months ago.
In fact, I’ll even go so far as to say to that this is the case with most of the guys I see in the gym. Why? Just…….why?!
I don’t get it….if you’re not going to do something correctly, why even do it at all? They’re just spinning their wheels.
Maybe I’m just being ”mean” but…..well that’s certainly not how I operate. If I’m going to spend my valuable time doing something, I’m going to do correctly and get RESULTS. This article will show you a few ways to get results. This is not an all-encompassing article (you’d probably have to read a whole book for that), these are just some things I’ve noticed and some pointers.
By the time I was 15, I had the body of a grown ass man, and was almost what most people would consider ”ripped”. By the time I was 16-17 I WAS ripped. My friends looked up and and admired the body I had cultivated at such a young age.
I actually think that starting when I did (at age 14), is a tad too young. However by the age of 16, you need to be lifting weights consistently if you haven’t started already.
Do the right thing:
1.) Have self respect, 2.) Take pride in your appearance, 3.) Strive to always be better. You should never be completely satisfied with your physic, you should always be striving for that next level.
I developed this mindset from a very early age, and I’m glad I did (hint: you will be too).
Below is a list of things you can do to get and keep yourself motivated for a life of training. The truth is, once you start going to the gym on a consistent basis, you will learn to love it. You will stop dreading it believe it or not. You will feel powerful and in control. And not just of your body, but of your whole life.
It will impact you and help you in countless ways (self-respect: You have yearn for respect, admiration, and the awe of other people. Although I preach that you shouldn’t care what people think, you SHOULD care about getting respect from them.
Getting jacked as a 17 year old is one of the fastest ways you can start getting respect from people.
One thing you’ll start to notice is that older people will look at you and say things like: ”Yeah when I was your age I looked like that too! I looked just like you!” That’s your proof that you’re making progress. The truth is, that’s almost always bullshit, and is just something that guys that have given up on themselves say to make sense of their situation.
The other truth of the matter is the reason they’re saying that is because the admire and respect what you’ve built out of your body. That’s good, let them.
Along the way, you may find yourself getting a bit burnt out from time to time, especially once you get to the point where lifting has been something you’ve been doing for years. The trick to getting motivated again is: go back to the basics.
Its to remember the reasons you started caring about weights in the first place. Oftentimes, the same things that will re-ignite your passion for weights, are the same things that motivated you towards lifting in the 1st place.
For me, what motivates me is:
-A specific future event that I want to look exceptionally good for, and
-Experimenting with performance enhancement, and supplementation.
-Changing up my workout (although I don’t do enough of it).
By that first one, I don’t necessarily mean steroids, although I may dabble in those from time to time. For example, Ostarine is a legal supplement you can take that actually gets results (and VERY good ones, whether you’re trying to cut, or you are trying to gain mass).
I don’t need to tell you guys how to change up your workouts, you’re gonna decide that for yourself anyway, regardless of what I say to do.
But here’s what I will tell you:
1.) Start keeping a calendar.
One that you look at about every 3 days. Write down on this calendar all the important events that you think or know will be taking place in the coming months. Doing this will remind you months or weeks in advance of which occasions you have approaching that you can strive to look good for. Even if its something as simple as slimming out your face.
I’ve done this for years and it works wonders. Specific events that I know are approaching, will motivate me to take action (or not take action, as in: not snacking, or learning to say NO). Get the dates and occasions all written down and on the calendar. When you look over your calendar every 3 days, you’ll continue to be reminded of those dates as they get closer and closer.
2.) Take supplements that actually work.
Most supplements are garbage. They just simply don’t work. Take my word for it, or don’t and go blow a bunch of your hard earned money.
I’ve been training and lifting weights for 17 years, and I can say with honesty that most supplements are not optimized to help you like they claim they do.
There are a few however, a here’s a very small list of what they are:
–CREATINE: Creatine works, and if you’re a teenager and you’ve never had anything beyond a protein shake, give creatine a try. What I don’t like about creatine however is that it adds bloat to your face.
–DANDELION ROOT: Dandelion root will take the bloat off of your face. This is the one and only reason I buy this supplement. My face could always look just a bit slimmer. There’s actually even a few more but I don’t feel like delving further into this side note before getting to my main point here.
My point is that there’s a place you can go to buy supplements that actually work. That place is: Red Supplements.
I trust the guys that run this site, more than any 2 guys on the internet probably. They have taught me a lot about life and how to live it on my own terms. I could write 5 articles about these guys and not say all the good things there are to say about them.
Point is, I trust them and they simply would not ever put out a product that doesn’t work. Every single product that you buy from Red Supplements does EXACTLY what it says its going to do. The supplements you’ll find there are worth their weight in gold.
Where I’m going with this, is that by taking supplements that actually work (and help you produce visible results), you’ll be motivated to get your ass to gym so you can start seeing (and keep seeing) these new results.
Working towards a desired outcome, and then seeing that outcome, really motivates me. It gives me an edge, and if it works this way for me, it will likely work this way for you.
Here is a list of my favorite Red Supplements (with regard to training and the weights):
1.) Red Growth. I haven’t even tried this one yet, however I am so confident Red Supplements, and their integrity, that I know when I do try Red Growth, it will work incredibly well. I imagine this supplement will work in a similar fashion to the Osta-Red product they used to have.
That product was banned (because it worked too well), and this is their new answer to that. Click this link above to read more about Red Growth.
2.) Red PCT. The best legal alternative to actual testosterone that there is. PERIOD. Click the link to read more.
3.) Red Burner. Best fat burner on the market, click the link to read more.
I already told you these supplements work, so I wont spend any more time lamenting that fact here. If you want to read more about these all you have to do is click the links I embedded into the titles above.
For what its worth, my other favorite products from red supplements include: Red Monkey, and Red Focus. I really did not intend for this article to be an advertisement for Red Supplements, really, but it somewhat evolved into that. When you find products that work, you spread the word, that’s just the right thing to do.
Anyway, give my suggestions a try, and then leave a comment below to let me know how they work out for you.
Until next time, get to lifting!!