There isn’t much in life which is guaranteed so let’s talk about guaranteeing gains. Sure, you can put certain measures in place to increase the probability of a desired outcome to occur, but the end result is never absolutely certain. As time goes by, you will begin to realize that much of your effort will go unnoticed. In terms of building muscle, you may experience significant delays in time whereby it feels as though nothing is being gained. In cases such as this, the only thing you can guarantee is the amount of effort you will put forth each day, as a measure by which muscle can accumulate, and then simply be patient; it will happen.
Intensity Is Your Limiting Factor
Your intensity in the gym will always be your only limiting factor. If you can guarantee to yourself that your level of intensity will never waver, that your motivation to improve on a consistent basis will continue to be a driving force with you and that no matter what happens you’ll never give up, then you are absolutely guaranteeing gains for some level of success for yourself. Much of what we are in control of in this game we’re all playing, relies heavily upon your work output. If that measure is solidly in place, then you’re doing your job and almost ensuring for yourself, new gains.
How Far Are You Willing To Go?
The length to which you are willing to go to guarantee gains also plays a tremendous role in your success. Are you prepared to suffer? Are you able to bridge the gap between insanity and what it will take between you and the weights to force new growth? Do you have a handle on how meticulous you will have to be with everything you do, from your food to your supplements to your rest and everything else bodybuilding related in between to increase the likelihood of progress? These are all examples of chores you have to take into consideration when devising a plan which promises new gains. Are you ready for it all?
What Are You Going To Do?
When you have finally met all the requirements necessary for guaranteeing gains, it will then be time to figure out what you want to do with it. Once you’ve found your formula and you know the path ahead and what that path will yield for you, what do you do with that new knowledge? Do you forge ahead and seek out new gains or do you rest on your laurels and be satisfied with what you just accomplished? If your answer to that question is a resounding, “Yes forge ahead” then you’re a bodybuilder to the core and this will always be your answer.
The Final Thought
Guaranteeing gains can be a tricky business. As much as you want to believe in yourself, your capabilities, your desire to be great, your ability to stick with a plan and be relentless in your pursuit, unfortunately, nothing can be truly guaranteed especially when it comes to bodybuilding. Can you put in the right actions to improve your chances? Yes. Can you be vigilant and perfect with all that you do to build and grow? Of course, you can. Does this mean you will achieve what you set out to achieve? Maybe. Rather than putting all of your focus on guaranteeing something for yourself and doing everything you do for an exact outcome, spend more time enjoying the process and controlling what you can instead. You will experience much more success this way and be a whole lot happier while doing so.