Every Superhero starts somewhere.
We talked about defining your goals last Monday and we even utilized some of the routines covered on the site in order to get you to those goals – BUT, what can you do RIGHT NOW to start taking control of your health?
The problem with some routines are that they are too complicated. We cover tons of routines in the workout database that apply to all shapes and sizes, but some people don’t automatically know how to utilize them or scale them to their current abilities. For that reason, this post is going to apply to the beginners that are looking to become SuperHumans.
Let me retry that first sentence. EVERYONE starts somewhere.
Let’s assume you read last weeks post about defining your goals. Boom. Step one down and we’re on to the races…Right?
Once you have your goal set, you can begin deciding the next steps you can take to achieve that goal. We know that much. Regardless of if your decision was to put on a ton of mass or lose a ton of fat and weight, the same beginning decisions apply. Those decisions are the ones that allow you to start taking control of your health and allowing yourself to become a SuperHuman.
Step One: Take control of your Nutrition
You guys are probably thinking “We know nutrition is important! Shut up, Mike!!!”.
I knew it.
But, what if I didn’t list it? Do we all realize that it’s about 75+% of your fitness battle?
Yes, that means you CAN’T out train your crappy diet. Don’t think it’s okay to stop at McDonalds every night after the gym and think they counteract each other to somehow be okay.
It doesn’t matter if you want to bulk or cut (gain mass or lose weight/fat) you can utilize the SuperHuman Diet nutrition pillars. If you want to utilize it to lose weight, the steps are already there for you – and if you want to use it to gain clean weight (meaning you’re body-fat will stay low throughout the process), you will need to increase your caloric intake drastically to achieve this. Kind of like Hugh Jackman and Henry Cavill.
Step Two: Take control of your Sleep and Stress
Ah ha! I think I got you on this one.
People don’t realize how devastating improper sleep and the stress you carry around each day can be to your health and physique. Yes, I said it! Your physique!!!
This means, if you don’t take control of your sleep and stress levels you could be fighting another uphill battle. Just like the battle you would have put yourself in had you not taken control of your nutrition, well this one can be tough as well.
Instead of blaming the scale every morning when you wake up and take that step, maybe you should take a look at that stressful job your about to head out to, or the fact that you had 3 red bulls yesterday past 3 pm and your body never actually recovered or had a chance to get a deep sleep.
Just things to think about….
Step Three: Get Motivated
What happens when you attempt to go into a long, tiresome and brutal path without any motivation?
Well, let’s not use the “F” word here.
Finding what motivated your is key to keeping your stride. Whether it’s Mary Jane, Lois Lane (Okay, I did that on purpose…), or even just the mirror – you need to find what you can use as motivation and keep it throughout your journey.
What can you utilize that will allow you to never give up?
Step Four: Take control of your Training and Workout Routine
First off, can we give a shout out to Iron Man for the awesome gif’s in this post?
Alright, back to business.
If you don’t have the right routine, how are you going to expect the right results? You can’t. Training does a lot for you, but it also gives your results based on the type of training you’re doing. An olympic runner is going to train much different then a powerlifter.
Was that obvious enough for you?
Last weeks post did a really good job of breaking down the direction you should take in your training based on the goal you set for yourself – so if you need extra help with that, I suggest taking a look.
But what if you’re a beginner? What if you can’t just jump into the Tom Hardy Bane workout for mass gain, or the Captain America workout and cross-training? Isn’t there something I can tell you to do to get started?!
If you’re a beginner, I’m here to tell you something very important. While Step 1, 2 and 3 are incredibly important and you need to take control of those as well, it’s just as important for your to get started in your training. And by that I mean, GET STARTED! Put off defining your goal for 60 days and just start getting fit.
How can you do that? I’m glad you ask.
For those of you who just need a jump start into your fitness journey and you need to take that first step, The 60 Day SuperHuman Challenge is absolutely perfect. Calisthenics and bodyweight training is not only going to get you burning fat, but you’re also going to begin forming the muscles you’ll eventually need for your overall journey.
Oh, and don’t worry, The SuperHuman Challenge is free and all you need to do is click this to get started.
Are you just getting started? Don’t worry. Keep me posted in the comment section and let’s get your ball rollin’ together!