Why You Should Prioritise Performance Over Pain In The Gym For Greater Results

“Man I’m really sore after the workout, it must have really worked!”

“I could really feel the burn’

“I must be on track to burn all the fats and build all the muscles this week!”

Are you measuring your progress in the gym by ‘How much pain you inflicted’ or by ‘How well you actually performed?

How to Deal With Stress and Still Achieve Your Goals in the Gym

Stress can be a results killer…

If you want to lose body-fat or gain muscle, it’s paramount to keep your stress levels under control.
Maybe it’s financial stress, relationship troubles or your boss has been on your case all day.

Either way, the release of the stress hormone - Cortisol, can lead to poor decision making and leaves you much more vulnerable to fat-gain, especially around the ol’ mid-section.

After a long stressful day of work or a break-up, skipping the gym and binging on Netflix, while downing an entire packet of Tim-Tams can seem pretty damn appealing right!?

Beyond Weight-Loss: What is Body Recomposition

Have you ever lost a tonne of weight in an effort to ‘look good naked’ or improve your self-confidence?

Maybe you even dropped a few CM’s around the waist or a few sizes in clothing…

But, you were never quite satisfied with the outcome or with what you saw in the mirror?

The Truth About 'Balance' and Fat-Loss in the Gym

I had a great conversation a few weeks ago with one of our tribe members about ‘balance’ -  which inspired this piece. He had checked-in a week prior and achieved some pretty decent results in terms of fat-loss and muscle-gain.

I asked how he felt about his results, to which he responded:

“I’m happy with my check-in. I could have achieved even more, but I’ve also allowed myself to go out, enjoy some meals and have a few beers with the boys. So unless I wanted to give those sort of things up completely, I’ll stay content with these sort of results.”

I couldn’t have anticipated a better response from him. He had hit the nail on the head and I agreed with his approach completely.

"Good" - How to Keep a Positive Mindset in the gym

One of my favourite books of recent time is “Tools Of The Titans” - Tim Ferris; which is a great book that is actually made up of various contributions from other successful entrepreneurs, movies stars and athletes etc.
My favourite chapter from the book, and probably the most useful piece of material I have learned and been able to implement over the last 10 months is titled “Good” - Jocko Willink (Navy Seal)