Meatheads around the world share in their mission of building muscle, burning fat, skyrocketing strength levels, and proudly walking around with a panty-dropping physique.
I don’t fault anyone for striving to achieve these ideals, and each mission above plays a key role in my own training drive.
Where the problems begin for many, though, is the timeline in which you try to “stuff” your goals in to.
Despite what’s marketed to you…
Despite what CAN be achieved in a matter of weeks…
Despite that voice in the back of your head telling you otherwise, speaking common sense…
The results you’re chasing, the body you’re dreaming of, and the goals you want to crush are going to take a long, long time to achieve.
(Unless you’re setting the bar far too low for yourself — but that’s a tale for another day).
For example: as I focus on battling raging hunger levels while still technically deep in a dieting phase coming off out of my bodybuilding show, I’m also looking ahead, figuring out my next target (again, the value of having a mission to guide your thoughts, decisions, and choices), and charting a course to make it so.
I’m not looking at a 3, 6, or even 12 month timeline.
Rather, my sights are set on what improvements I can make to how I look, feel, and to my overall health in the next 18 months.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Taken fresh out of bed the morning of Nationals, this is one of my favourite shots from all of prep. . The sunshine beaming in through the window, casting an accurate eye upon everything I worked my face off for over the last 12 months. . A smile, that regardless of how depleted, exhausted, and worn out I was, is wide as ever. . Looking ahead to two years from now (I'm not competing next year), when I'm back in this condition, things are going to be looking a *little* different. And that's what I love most about this sport. It's a relentless, never-ending chase for improvement. #thewanderingmeathead #pathofimprovement • • • • • #massthetics #masstheticsclan #doyouevenlift #meatheadproblems #teammpt #legworkouts #legday #gymflow #gymrat #bodybuilding #truenutrition #ironrebel #CBBFF #BCABBA #mirin #instabodybuilding #gains #quadzilla #swole #trainhard #shredded #bodybuildingnation #meathead #fitfam #muscle #elitefts #bodybuildinglife
I’m not focused on what I’m going to look like next week, or two months from now. I know what I want to accomplish before hitting the stage again (increased torso thickness, bring up my arms, and continue crushing legs), and I know that realistically to make substantial improvements, it’s going to take time.
By taking care of the little actions that I know will get me there (not skipping a single session, nailing my nutrition day-after-day, attention to recovery, and the list goes on), I know that my physique will begin to reflect my efforts.
This is what focusing on the process instead of the end result looks like.
Truth be told, damn near everyone would be much better off looking at their training, nutrition, and health on such a timeline.
Yes, you can make progress in much shorter timeframes. But making progress is vastly different from reaching that high point of achievement you’re chasing. A point of which is damn sure going to take a lot longer than 3 months (in most cases).
The sooner you can come to terms with this, and accept that getting to where you want to be is going to take a while, the sooner you’ll be able to settle into a rhythm, and start putting in the reps to get you there.
Something many don’t or won’t talk about when it comes to this physique game is that getting where you want to be is almost always going to take longer than you want, and that’s okay.
This is the mindset that has gotten me to the point where people are starting to ask “what the hell have you been doing?”
Or say things like “you look BIG, and diced. But BIG, man.”
It’s taken my years to get here, and I’ve learned a ton of lessons along the way, and as I help more and more people down a similar path, it’s an incredible feeling when they start to hear similar comments.
Here’s the thing:
I didn’t get to what I’m now considering a “new” starting point all by my lonesome. I’ve had help along the way. Mentors, coaches, internships, courses, and hours of self-study. I made sure to learn how I made the changes I wanted a reality so that I can help others do the same.
The first step to taking advantage of these down and dirty lessons?
Stretch out your fingers and hop to the link below:
Inside the swoley walls of Mullan’s Meatheads is where I spill my guts, help lifters tired of feeling small, weak, and stagnant hash out their game plan, and give you the tools to make your physique great again.
Yours in MASS,