You just read the latest Bodybuilding.com article on how to add size, and you start following their recommended protocols.
The scales are starting to budge and you’re noticing that you’re a little more fuller than a few weeks ago – things are going good.
But then you see a new fat loss video on YouTube. You begin to rethink your current muscle building strategy. What good is being huge if you can’t see your abs? Women like abs, right?
So you completely scrap your protocol and start dieting. A few months later and you’ve lost all your size and can kind of see your top two abs if the lighting is right.
You now feel weak and scrawny again. You see an article on powerlifting and realise that if you were really serious about adding size, you’d be training for strength. And so the cycle continues.
Do you see where we’re going with this?
Write down where you want to be in one year, and work backwards. What do you need to do (longer and shorter goals) in order to reach your target? Whether it’s to put on 10lbs of muscle or lose 20lbs of fat, you need a long term plan whereby you know what to do in 3, 6, 9 months time, not jumping from program to program with no progress.