have often thought about what it really takes to be a bodybuilder.
Guts and sheer commitment, that is what the answer is to be honest.
There is no other way. A part of your life is the way it has to be,
only then can you even think that success may be a part of that
‘Light at the end of the tunnel’.
Sticky shoulders and chaffing shorts can be a problem when
you are so, er, commited
suppose commitment is a word to some people. To me, it is something
that sits on my shoulders every day of my life - it is like that of
my family. To be able to commit yourself to a project needs strength
the likes of you will never know unless you are prepared to commit
yourself to a life of, what basically can be in some ways sheer pain
Your whole life is centered around bodybuilding,
you ask yourself is it worth it. I say yes for what it brings and
gives to me. You have to be prepared for anything, school PA
meetings, xmas nativity plays, you name it, it happens, all have to
be either attended or in my case missed on some occasions. It is
sadly a way of life a part of the score card.
So what are the
benefits of such a life of commitment? Well, even if you are not
competing professionally, but training for a better physique, the
commitment has to be the same if you want to get anywhere in this
game. I enjoy the strength and confidence that I have and most
certainly the the praise I receive for it. There are those who think
that bodybuilders try to intimidate others in some cases I suppose
some do, but if others feel intimidated when it is not actually
projected towards them then that is just tough shit! Like the saying
says, “Keep up or get the fuck outta my way!” I can relate to that
even though I just made it up!
I suppose the fact that the
sense of discipline that one has to impose on ones self on a day to
day basis gives a kinda kick to the proceedings. This is so true
when the fat shit down the pub who is happy with his way of life,
always seem to try and pull your way of doing things down. That is
the way things go and I have no problems with the way they do things
but keep the fuck out of my life if you are not prepared to go the
whole hog! Stay fat as far as I’m concerned.
Do you have to
go at it 100%? Well it really all depends on just how far you want
to go, but think about it even if you want to be a little in shape,
even then there still really should be quite a lot of commitment
The question most asked of me on a day to day basis is
I want to get big but I want to be ripped to the bone. Basically
they are saying they don't know what the hell they want, but do one
or the other. You see, in order to get big, you have to eat big and
accept the fact that you will put on some fat, that is inevitable,
but you cannot pile it on one day and take it off the next, now come
on! Commit yourself to one or the other, make the choice and stick
to it. Doing that will give you the start you need.
say that you have decided to get ripped. What do you do, where do
you begin? Well for a start, you have to make sure that your
training is designed to get you ripped or rather burn off fat, yet
still produce muscle. This can be done but you have to remember that
you will not get massive - ripped yes but not massive. Make sure you
are clear on that.
The training must cover (as always) all body
parts for balance, reps in the region of 12-15 throughout and very
short rest periods between sets. Five days per week training at
least one body part per day. At least a couple of days per week,
additional cardio vascular work really should be added. Personally I
suggest bag training - a great way of getting rid of excess pounds.
And for a few quid from your local Argos - a snitch too. 3 x 2-3
minute rounds, timed will get the sweat running out of any forehead
and you will be that much faster in a brawl too! - NICE
PHOTOS by: Fucked if I know!
This has to be fairly high protein with low to
medium carbs. It has to be - we are trying to burn off excess fat by
using more than we are consuming. Result - Low fat high definition =
RIPPED! On the other side of the coin, getting BIG. The opposite has
Training has to be that much slower but it still
can be 5 days per week, but I would suggest four which would be
about right, although for many and this will vary and has to be
figured out first. Are you a fast metabolism - or slow? If fast, 3
days would be more than adequate so long as the training done is
hard and extreme when in the gym. This is so important as the muscle
has to be trained , broken down and then given the time to recover -
hence the 4 days rest in that one week training.
people underestimate the 3 days system dismissing it as a system far
under par to the 5 and 6 day split systems many use today. But the
‘many’ don't get anywhere anyway so how's that for a bag of apples
as well - unbelievers? Or should I say ‘small
Committing yourself to the three day system and
holding to it will - without doubt give results beyond your wildest
dreams. One guy who will back that up is my old mate David Gentle -
he is a total believer in the three day system. Send him a few quid
and he will set you up with a beauty - I can guarantee that. That
guy knows his stuff without doubt - me too but David is the BEST guy
for teaching the basics and getting results (er, me a close
DONT for get the nolvadex for Gods sake! You could lose your
Understanding what you want to do from
the start and staying with that plan until the desired result is
achieved is the first step to success. After that, the rest is easy
- well almost.
There is no other way around it. It is a
matter of doing what is advised or basically fucking it in the head
- it is that simple.
You want results? You want to succeed? Then
you have to prepare yourself for what is going to be hard work - no
other way mate! No one said that bodybuilding was going to be easy.
Those that did are either fat, far out or totally 100%
There can only be one -