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Learn From My Mistakes

Yesterday I shared an article where I went over 7 reasons why I should have hired a coach.

Obviously, my ignorance caused me to spin my wheels, flush money down the toilet, and waste a ton of time.


But today I want to go into a little more detail as to what mistakes I made that could have been avoided if I had just worked with someone who had the knowledge and experience.

Don’t get me wrong…

I am completely happy with what I have been able to accomplish on my own.

But sometimes I can’t help but imagine how much further along I would have been if I hadn’t wasted so much time trying to find the answers that so many leading experts already had.


Let’s dive right in!

Easily Avoidable Mistake #1
Program Hopping

Have you ever started a program, ran it for a week or two, and said “nope, this isn’t working”?


That was me…

Every other week I was on a new training split. And every other week I was starting the program that was finally going to take my physique to the next level.

And every other week was a HUGE disappointment.

Forward a few months, and not one ounce of new muscle mass.

Then I started to wonder…

“How did all those other people achieve results on those programs and why did they not work for me?”

Was it my nutrition?
Was it my hormones?
Was it my genetics?


It was my clueless ass thinking that I was going to transform my body in 2 weeks and be Mr. Olympia in a year!

Unfortunately, I had no one there to explain to me that I needed to be a bit more patient.

No one there to explain to me that these programs did work…with time.

Ultimately, I spent far too much money on supplements and every new workout program that hit my inbox…

But worst of all, I wasted almost half a year of my precious time because I was too stubborn to ask for help.

Easily Avoidable Mistake #2
Winging It

The first thing I should have done, once I hit my first goal of actually looking like I workout, was to set the next goal.


I actually did have a goal.

“Get bigger”

And I did…but it wasn’t the kind of “bigger” I wanted.

So I had to change my “goal”.

Now I wanted to “get ripped”.

And I did…but it wasn’t the kind of “ripped” I wanted.

So, it only makes sense that I go back to getting “bigger”.

And on and on it went.

I was too fat and too skinny for too long.

You see, when you don’t have an experienced eye looking in, it’s hard to know that you’re getting fat and not jacked. Any expert would have easily noticed that my workload to weight gain ratio was off.

But more importantly, I would have started with a real goal.

A SMART goal.

Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely

Instead of saying “I want to get bigger”…

I would have said “I want to put on 17 lbs of lean body mass by July 15 2015. The majority of the muscle mass will go to my legs and arms while maintaining or slightly building the rest.”

Do you see the difference?

Now I have a deadline so I know exactly how much weight I should aim to gain per week.

Knowing how much weight I need to put on will allow me to manipulate my calorie intake accordingly.

Also, because I know what muscle groups I want to bring up, I can program my routine to accommodate the goal.

Make sense?

Easily Avoidable Mistake #3
Not Measuring My Progress

In the beginning, you add 5-10 pounds to each lift, per week. You gain 2-3 pounds every 7-10 days and people start noticing you’re doing work in the gym.

But like all good things, this too comes to an end.

Despite doing what you’ve always done, you’re no longer adding weight to the bar every week and you’re no longer making noticeable gains over night.

When I hit this point in my training, I went on a desperate search to find something new that would provide the same results that I achieved previously.

But we all know, the fun is over and the newbie gains have been exhausted.

In fact, 90% of trainees NEVER progress further than their initial gains.

They end up training for years and years without making a single bit of progress.

Don’t believe me? Look at the people at your gym who have been there for years.

Now tell me…do you see a difference?


Believe it or not, I was one of those people for quite some time. Train to maintain the gain.

Then I remember seeing a famous quote by Albert Einstein.

And that’s when it hit me!

I was putting in the time, I was putting in the effort, I was dedicated, but none of that mattered.


Because I was doing the same thing over and over. Bench pressing between 155-185 lbs depending on how I felt. Squatting between 185-205 lbs depending on how tired I was.

As a trainer myself, I look back at that in disbelief.

Why wasn’t I tracking my progress and ensuring that I was continuously moving in the right direction?

For the same reason most people don’t…

They got great results without tracking, so why track?

As you can imagine, once I started tracking and coming into the gym every single training day with a solid goal, I began to push my body past its current limits and was once again aboard the gain train.

Don’t Be Like Me!

I’m not saying you shouldn’t want to learn, in fact, you should learn as much as you can as often as you can.

I’m saying that there is someone out there who’s already been where you’re at and done what you’re trying to do.

Success leaves footprints.

Think of it like this…

Two men go into a similar business. Same work ethic, same ability to learn, and so on and so forth.

One hires a coach who has already been successful in this business. The other goes the route of learning it himself.

They both get rich.

But who gets rich faster?

Don’t be like me…

Be like Jack!


You see, Jack was able to avoid wasting time because he followed the advice of someone (me) who had already done the road work. This allowed him to spend less time researching and most time focusing on his training and nutrition.


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