“I brought my hockey stick, but forgot my skates.” If you were a hockey coach for a high level team, with a very competitive game at stake, how would you feel if your athlete told you this?
Chances are, there is a possibility that the athlete can find another pair of skates, but they might not be their size, and will not be the elite skates that they are comfortable performing with. Their performance will suffer, and they will not be the best hockey player they can possibly be, because they failed to prepare themselves properly. The same thing occurs with nutrition and training, they require planning and preparation. Anything else is setting yourself up for failure.
Oftentimes, I see many competitors and physique athletes complaining about their lack of results, while at the same time they are eating out during their prep, or listening to the advice of unexperienced individuals. I understand that we are all humans, and that life sometimes puts bumps in our road, but many simple diet mishaps and missed workouts can be fixed with proper preparation. A prep requires a lot of time, and you must be able to budget your hours and plan your days with time ahead in order to ensure the proper amount of time invested. Same occurs with meals, you must always carry your meals with you if you are a busy individual. Leaving the house without your meals and expecting to be home by a certain time can be a risky game to play. As a guideline, I always carry one extra meal from when I think I will be arriving at home, in case I get caught outside of the house, I have no excuse to not stick to my nutrition plan.
Throughout the years, I have trained many individuals who have an incredible work ethic with great potential. They push themselves to a level many can’t fathom, but when they do work on their own, they cannot summon the same amount of effort from within. Same thing occurs with their nutrition, they leave the house unprepared and end up snacking on foods that are overly processed and low in nutrition. As much as these individuals have it in them to be able to reach all their fitness goals, they never will maximize their results with this lack of preparation. If you are having trouble planning your meals, and find yourself constantly straying from your nutrition plan, here are four simple tips you can implement to take your results to the next level:
With the pursuit of achieving the best possible physique and helping hundreds of clients do the same, Juan Rojas has dedicated his life to finding the best strategies for transforming human bodies. Constant research, trial and error and continous education in the exercise physiology and nutrition field, Juan Rojas thrives off finding the most efficient ways to transform your body and live a happier and healthier lifestyle.