If you have hit a plateau and have stopped seeing the results you once were, or the results you wish you were, ask yourself the following questions:
Do I have the knowledge to get from where I am now to where I want to be?
(In particular, nutrition and training variables)
Do I understand the relation ship between training volume and muscular hypertrophy?
How to count calories and macronutrients based on my BMR and TDEE?
How to move well so that I can maximise performance and stay injury free.
TIP: If what you’ve been doing to date hasn’t worked yet, it might be time to admit there’s a gap.
Do I have the toolset?
Similar to knowledge, but a bit more tangible. Things like, do I actually have the capacity to carry out what needs to be done?
In terms of a facility, the mindset, the mental and physical capacity, as well as the burning desire to get there.
AKA: Do I know how to get there and am I able to do it?
Do I have the right environment?
Are the people around me supporting me or are they hindering my progress?
Do I have a team of people who I know will move the needle and get me to where I want to be?
Or am I possibly self sabotaging myself because I want subconsciously want to stay inside my comfort zone where it’s warm and cosy, with nothing forcing me to change.
Do I know what success looks like and why I am chasing it?
Before setting off into the sunset and chasing your dreams, make sure you know what success looks like and why you’re doing it in the first place.
Is there anything that needs to be addressed before embarking on this journey?
Am I doing this because of me and my happiness?
Am I expecting the world to be totally different when I get there?
Some warm and fuzzy feeling that fills the void of what I am feeling now, or can I enjoy the process instead of the result?
Not to say that you shouldn’t want huge change and transformations, this is geared more towards understanding what it is you want and why you want it.
Do I have the right coach/ mentor to keep me aligned and congruent with my goals?
If you aren’t 100% confident that you can achieve the above goals (and they are actually important to you), your next step should be to find the best person, for you, that can help you actually get there.
Too many people choose friends or convenience over performance/ results.
Whilst its more comfortable doing what you know and like, bite the bullet and go for the best. They are usually there for a reason.
Do I have a growth mindset that will be resilient enough to push past tough times and stay consistent?
Not everyone is built to be tough. You’ve got to decide if what you’re wanting to achieve is worth the time and effort and whether or not you have the tenacity to dig deep when times get tough and continue to not give up.
If you’re on the fence about this, it might not be for you. This should be a burning desire running like a waterfall in your conscious thoughts.