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Power of Being Patient

Zach Bashore
November 2, 2005

Being patient when trying to achieve your goals is a quality few people possess. It doesn`t matter if you are trying to gain muscle or lose fat, you must have the ability to be patient. In today`s world, everything is moving at such a fast pace and being patient is not something a person wants to do. In the sport of bodybuilding, everything you do requires patience of some sort. You can`t become satisfied with just one day of hard work, achieving the body of your dreams takes a lifetime.

Most bodybuilders have a strong work ethic. They train hard for years but end up quitting because they feel their bodies can`t take the stress that weight training puts one through. It`s the same with workout programs such as H.I.T. The trainee will lift with all out intensity but give up training after a few weeks because they`re not seeing the results they want. Don`t get me wrong, H.I.T. is a great workout, but not one that should be used for more than a couple of weeks.

To much is worse than to little. Injury and overtraining are the most common problems of giving to much effort. You see it all the time, a trainee tries lifting more weight that he can handle or tries to perform dangerous exercises without the help from a spotter. You also have the ones who go on an extreme diet for months preparing for a contest. They become disappointed at their placing and vow to never step foot on a bodybuilding stage again. This all could`ve been avoided if the person was patient.

Think of reaching your goals as if it were a marathon or an MLB pennant race. Sure you can go all out in the the beginning, but once you quit using the same intensity you will fall into a worse finish then what you would`ve if you set yourself at a pace that is manageable. You cannot develop a true bodybuilder`s physique with only a few months of training. It takes years of hard work and consistency to build a body an admirable body.

Being patient is crucial in the sport of bodybuilding. Have you set yourself at a pace that you feel comfortable or are you spending every waking minute trying to look like Arnold? Sure, you need to have the goals you set for yourself in mind, but you also need to do other things as well. I see it all time, bodybuilders refrain from going out with friends or having a good time with the opposite sex because of the fear of not being around their food. You must have the ability to balance out your bodybuilding goals from life goals or your going to live the unwanted life bodybuilding can bring. Until next time, Thanks.

Take care,

Zach Bashore

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