Brady Need – @BradyNeed
At one point in our personal fitness journey’s, we have all tried or thought we can do it on our own and that we don’t need to take advice from our peers in order to succeed in this industry. If it’s not when you start out, there may come a point a few years in where you find yourself thinking you’ve learned it all. Whichever situation you may find yourself in, the outcome is all the same; your stubbornness to take advice and learn from others is screwing you over and robbing you of potential results in the gym.
When my lifting journey started, my only reference or guidance was whatever BS article I could come across on bodybuilding.com or other fitness sites. Every one of us has browsed through these programs that seemingly call for more rest days than lifting. I hopped around from program to program, just about every month, because I had no one telling me any differently, but I knew that I wasn’t progressing as I had hoped when I started. My local gym was definitely cardio-heavy and didn’t really have many strong lifters that I could turn to for advice on what I needed to change. My lack of knowledge, combined with the spin class crowd, at my gym left me with one choice if I wanted to get better at lifting: I needed to actively seek outside help in this sport. I found that help in Zach Homol. Like many of us, I started following Zach on Instagram and was kind of taken back by not only his raw strength, but also by his abundance of knowledge of this industry. Within a few months of following Zach and joining his site, I finally started to feel confident that my programming was on the right path, but also that I understood why I was doing what I was doing. The biggest problem I had with the globo-site programs was that they never really explained to you why they had you doing the movements that they called for. Reaching out to Zach and getting a real life person to follow and ask questions to is without a doubt the best thing to happen to lifting journey. All of us can read articles all day long on the computer, but actually having someone to seek help from is a complete game changer.
Looking back now, I have no idea how I ever thought I could do this on my own. It truly takes a team of people supporting you to help you achieve your goals. Make sure that you continue to reach out and surround yourself with people that can help you get to the next level.
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