The most common question I receive:
Where do I start If I want to get stronger?
Step 1: Start building your technique
Strength is a skill that is best expressed with sound technique.
This does not mean that it needs to be perfect from the start but laying a great foundation for a person to improve on is critical, for long term health and success.
Do you need perfect technique? No
Does having great technique help? Absolutely
The best advice is progress not perfection. Aim to improve your technique each session, not try to perfect it. Perfect implies you’re done, progress implies there’s always more work to be done.
Step 2: Find your Tribe
Training using an average program with great people will produce better results than the program that is perfect with no heart and soul.
We have seen it countless times, unusual training practices in a supportive environment producing outstanding results. The Tribe does not have to be in person, as long as you feel that you are apart of something bigger can make a huge difference.
Step 3: Consistency
Strength training is a marathon not a sprint.
The strongest people are generally those who have been doing it for the longest. For sure there are people who are naturally strong, a lot of the time these people don’t stick around when it becomes hard.
I like to think of consistency as stubbornness, telling people that the reason my body can do what it can is because I was too stubborn to stop.
To finish. Chasing something that does not end helps me inside and outside of the gym. My technique can always improve, my Tribe is not just limited to the four walls of the gym I train inside of and my consistency will go up and down but will always move forward.