For those in the process of, or considering, an extreme physical goal. Note: the following is 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 to most common, regular health and fitness related goals. Education and experience improves each day in our industry and there are many, many ways to skin a cat – this article focuses solely on the extreme.
In order to grow, to make real significant change in size and stature, in order to dramatically progress and transform your physique and add notable increased muscle mass, you 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 have to spend significant time (likely to be far more than you think) eating – possibly eating more than you’ve ever desired. From experience, as both perspective’s of coach and client, you will gain body fat here and will feel a little out of shape.
In contrast, aiming to get extremely lean, you 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 at times be required to complete extended periods of far lower calorie intake. It’s likely also, you will, like most, require cardiovascular training, and significant amount’s of it. Hunger and cravings will present. A decent coach should be able to direct you accordingly here and avoid at all cost’s, but, they can and in later stages of an extreme process, usually do crop up!
For either process, your dieting will impact, and likely disrupt, your life, personally and socially. Your goal and target must take high priority, often rising very close to the top of your priority list. Your circle of family and friend’s may well not accept, understand or support your action’s – this can lead to conflict. Again, appropriate coaching here is 𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹. Being selfish at times is the reality of pursuing such a goal. You’ll need to pay specific attention to recovery and sleep in both processes.
We must reiterate that the above applies to extreme dieting and training 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆. It is absolutely not applicable to most, but we feel it’s very worthy of publishing to promote the honest requirement’s that extreme physique transformation demands’. You need to accept and get comfortable with all the above if you’re considering making this extreme level of transformation. If you think its easy or that it can be achieved, shorterm, you’re either delusional or have been strongly misinformed. (PT. 2 Tomorrow)