The 5 Greatest Training Secrets

This is what you absolutely MUST be doing each and every time you train to become the strongest version of yourself.

You might not like these rules but LIVE by them, really try to be consistent each week, and you will achieve all of your goals. FAST.

1)Lift Heavy – The foundation of all fitness is strength. Get stronger using basic and heavy exercises and you have a great foundation to transfer into muscle gains, running, mobility or whatever your goal requires. Bottom line = lift heavy and often.

2) Do what you don’t like doing – Take a good look at yourself. Do you only train what you enjoy doing, e.g. curls? Cos that’s a BAD idea. It’s probable that whatever you like the most in the gym is what you are best at. Get into the habit of forcing yourself to train or work on whatever you don’t like doing, whether its heavy leg work or just stretching out your shoulders, if you don’t like doing it you probably suck at it! 

3) Never miss a workout – Because there’s no such thing as ‘maintaining’ your health. Ask yourself the daily question, did I become better today? I know that some days you can’t be bothered to go to the gym, or you may be injured, or tired or whatever. The reality is this: The Universe Doesn’t Give a Shit. You can either achieve your goals, or make up excuses as to why you failed. Get in the gym, even if it’s just flexibility work or recovery exercises so you can answer the daily question with, “YES! I became better today”.

4) Always have a goal – Think of this as your map. If you don’t have one, you’re gonna get lost. Set a goal for yourself and your training, e.g. I’m going to be a more positive person this year and I’m going to deadlift twice my bodyweight. Then split these goals into smaller steps and get to work! Goals help you stay focused.

5) Surround yourself with positive influence – Consistency is hard. Life get’s in the way and often just getting through the day is a challenge, let alone training and focusing on your goals. So make sure you have a strong and positive support system. Get a training partner with similar goals so you can compete and push each other to improve, listen to music you like, hang around with positive and helpful people, hang motivating pictures up in your home/on the fridge/in the gym. There are a million ways to stay motivated. Are you using any?!

Stick to these rules like glue and you WILL become a stronger person, and improve your overall quality of life.

Rise Above


Anthony Shaw
Head Coach
Raw Strength Gym, Warrington

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