A bead of sweat trickled down my nose and splashed to the ground as I got up from the bench.
Eminem’s “I Need a Doctor” with Dr. Dre was blasting in my ear.
Usually, slow songs don’t get me hyped up, but for some reason, this was just the perfect song.
I stood there, 15 feet away from the platform, feeling my hands start shaking.
I felt my pulse in my ears and my feet at the same time. Breath was more of a pant.
This is how you zone yourself out and put yourself in the moment.
If there’s anything in the world that can help me do that, it’s lifting weights.
I knew I was ready. I clipped on my belt like I had a thousand times before and marched towards the barbell.
410 pounds was loaded on the bar.
This was a weight that I thought I could only do for five, but today was different.
Today, I was going for an AMRAP (as many reps as possible) set.
I set my feet in the sumo position. My optimal deadlift stance.
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Took three deep intense breaths and bent forward to grip the bar.
The first and second rep were explosive, I shot right up.
Then, after 5 reps I kept going.
Six… seven… eight… I stopped for a second to take a few deep breaths… nine… TEN.
I hit ten reps.
I couldn’t believe it.
I unclipped my belt and sat down on the ground in disbelief.
This was something that just last year I could barely lift for one rep.
But today, I managed to do it for TEN reps.
It made me stop and think.
I have spent a decade weight training and focusing on my fitness.
Why is it that only in the last year was I able to see most of my results?
It was because I started tracking my macros and using proper programming techniques.
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Although I would always get my clients to track their macros, I always thought that, “I was too busy” or that “I didn’t need it.”
Well, clearly I was wrong. And more importantly, I was a hypocrite.
I’ve been tracking my macros for almost one year now and the bulk of my progress was made in that year.
I’m not perfect with tracking my calories.
And some days I don’t track them at all.
I would estimate that I still track my calories 6/7 days of the week on average.
There are some weeks where I didn’t track or half-assed tracked for at least 3 or 4.
But overall, tracking my calories made me realize something important. I am not perfect.
My belief on what I thought was eating “enough protein” and “healthy food” was WRONG.
It’s funny, I always thought I was able to eat intuitively, but I was nowhere near where I should’ve been.
Looking back, it almost feels like I wasted all those years.
I would set massive goals, only to end up feeling disappointed and defeated soon after.
But now that I know that tracking my calories works like magic, I’m never going to turn back.
There are three main things that separate my highest result clients form my lowest result clients.
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I swear this is all it takes for you to see amazing results.
The unfortunate part of this is, only 30-50% of my clients do all three of those things.
Knowing that the key to your success lies in doing those three things, are you more willing to do them?
I really hope so.
If you’re one of my clients who doesn’t do those three things, I will remind you every day until you start doing it.
So tell me in the comments below, WHY don’t you do it?