Hello all,

So this is not a post about a specific routine or nutritional that is “guaranteed” to give you the results you want. It is not even about strength gains specifically. There is only one thing that will give you the results you want. And that is knowledge. Reading and researching. Learning and always trying to improve is what is going to get you the results you seek. Sure, going to a trainer or coach will help. But a lot of the information they have is not exclusive to them. The internet is open with reliable resources and of course there is the library and amazon.com to read books.

My advice is this, do not let someone else be responsible for what you learn. Someone at the gym says,”to build mass you gotta do 10 rep sets and go to failure!” Really? Look it up. Or someone else says,”to build strength you have to do 10 MAX singles once a week!” Really? Who knows? Look it up. Research, make an effort to learn. How about this one,”to lose weight you need to do AT LEAST 60 minutes of cardio.” Not sure if that is true, look it up. READ. Even if a PhD, professor, teacher or parent tells you X, look it up. Don’t take anyone’s word for it.

A member at the local fitness center said to me,”you know why all these guys don’t know what they are doing, Mario? Because they DON’T READ!” I completely agree with that statement. Sometimes the shit I see in many gym, is crazy. And it is not for lack of effort, but lack of knowledge. Or who knows, maybe some people don’t want to learn. 😐 possible I suppose, but a disturbing thought.

When it comes to your body, DTA. Don’t trust anybody. Trust yourself enough to research and trust your own judgement and be firm in your decisions. Example: I am small guy, I am 5’8 at most, 170 lbs. If a guy who is 6’2, 230 tries to tell me I am doing something wrong because of my stature or routine, I really could care less. Unless it is something plausible and reasonable, then it’s bullshit. The way he trains his body is not going to be the same way I train mine. For many reasons such as height, health predispositions, goals and just straight up preference. And not only that, but I have confidence that I know what I am doing, because I experienced it and researched it. Know your goals, research on what you need to do, and don’t be afraid to tell someone to fuck off once in a while. 🙂

That is all. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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