With the passing of Nelson Mandela still being relatively recent, it might be as good time as any to talk about changes and challenges. Nelson certainly stands for both! Now, I am truly in awe of him as a leader, but what does this have to do with my quest for the perfect physique?

Patience, young Jedi!

What is the biggest day in any gym on the planet? Monday night.
Why? Because for most, it is chest and biceps day (For no good reason mind you since muscles do not have a calendar). Leg day? Not so much.

This is the case because most people are reasonably strong when it comes to their chest and biceps, and those muscles also happen to be very important clubbing muscles… as for the chicken legs, that’s what they invented board shorts for.

My point here is that most trainees get comfortable with their program since they have a decent level of performance and they look good in front of their buddies. Any new exercise/program will probably not bring instant mastery, but will lay the foundation for further gains. So you must have the courage to challenge yourself, break out of your comfort zone, and do things that are difficult in order to form a truly great physique.

So next time you are doing wobbly walking lunges with 25 lbs. dumbbells, look at the bright side: your quest did not require you to be locked up for 27 years… so TOUGH IT UP!

Until next time,
Maik Wiedenbach