Stop watching motivational workout videos.

Watching CT all day isn’t going to motivate you.

Or at least stop bloody showing them to me.

The people in the video are usually genetic freaks. You are probably not. Stop making yourself miserable because you’ll never be 6’6 and handsome as well as deadlifting 700lb.

Even if you did have the genes (and the drugs) that are usually at play, you haven’t cultivated the habitual focus on busting a gut like they have. I certainly haven’t. You’re probably watching the video in the hopes that it’ll be some exogenous source of motivation. But it doesn’t work. You’ll get fired up for a few minutes, but at some point you need to develop the resolve to motivate yourself. You might as well start now.

Besides, most of these people live a life that will never intersect with yours. Sure, a one-off response on a message board might feel validating, but you need to go out and find people in your own daily life that can support your goals. Ross Enamait is a phenomenal specimen, but he’s never going to be my training partner. The man is too busy with his own life. By all means, get a hold of some of his books and DVDS, but then go to the gym and reach out to the other serious athletes and trainers that you can build relationships with.

Now close Youtube before you get square eyes.

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Author: Stuart Hughes

Twenty-something from the hills and vales of Wales, grappling with the logistics of becoming a little more cosmopolitan.

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