Top 30 Bodybuilding Tips For Renewed Mind, Nutrition & Training Success!

Six-Time National Champion Bodybuilder Skip La Cour reveals the organizing principles of powerful mind, nutrition and training habits that will take your bodybuilding and training efforts to the next level!

Six-Time National Champion Bodybuilder Skip La Cour reveals the organizing principles of powerful mental habits that will take this area of your bodybuilding and training efforts to the next level!

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Take Your Bodybuilding And Training Efforts To The Next Level!

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Top 10 Mental Tips
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1. Be Your Best:
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    Strive to be the very best version of you possible—regardless of your genetic limitations. We have what we have. Our job is to make the most out of what we've been given. Appreciate what you do have and don't get overly concerned with what you don't.

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Make The Most Out Of What You've Been Given!

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2. Be Patient:
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3. Open Your Mind:
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    You must open your mind to new and different strategies if you want to produce better results than what you are currently getting. If you do what you've always done in the past, you'll produce the same results.

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4. Don't Be Distracted By Steroids:
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5. Talk With Positive People:
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    Spend your time talking with those people who have earned good physiques, demonstrate admirable work ethics, and exude positive attitudes. Do everything you can to avoid people with negative attitudes.

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Talk With Positive People!

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6. Stay Focused In The Gym:
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7. Set A Time Limit:
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    Set a time limit for your workout. Your weight training sessions should last no longer than one hour. More isn't better—not when it comes to bodybuilding and training.

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Your Weight Training Sessions Should
Last No Longer Than One Hour.

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8. Create A Series Of Action Steps:
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    Create a series of action steps that you can do every day to get you closer to the body you ultimately want. Allow yourself to be happy every step of your journey rather than waiting until the ultimate goal is finally achieved.

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9. Appreciate Your Progress:
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    Appreciate the progress you are making. Taking the time to assess your training and eating habits on a weekly basis can help you maintain the right perspective.

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10. Give Yourself Enough Time:
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    Give your workout and nutritional programs enough time to properly determine their effectiveness. Let the power of momentum work for you. Don't keep switching from one plan to another without giving each one the time and effort they need to produce results.

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Top 10 Nutrition Tips
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The organizing principles of good nutrition that will take this area of your bodybuilding and training efforts to the next level!

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1. Place A High Priority On Eating:
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    You must place a very high priority on the way you eat if you want to take your physique to the next level. The way you eat is far more important than the way you train. You're in the gym for about an hour a day. It's what you do during those other 23 hours of the day that are going to make the biggest impact on your progress.

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Make Eating A Priority.

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3. Don't Look For The "Perfect" Diet:
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    Stop looking for the "perfect" diet. Nothing worth having in life comes without some sacrifice. Eating the way you must to build the body you want will be no exception.

    In the long run, it's the challenges that we face that makes what we have rewarding. How enjoyable would life be if everything was easy? When you start adhering to a particular eating regimen, anticipate the discipline, sacrifice, and discomfort that comes with the pursuit of any worthwhile goal.

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4. Keep It Simple:
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    Keep your diet simple. That way, you'll give yourself a better chance to follow through and ultimately achieve successful results. If you must make your diet more complex, do so on the weekends only.

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Keep It Simple.

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5. Eat Smaller, More Frequent Meals:
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6. Eat Pre-Workout:
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    If you want to make sure you preserve as much muscle mass as possible, you should start eating a small protein-based meal with high-glycemic carbohydrates before every one of your weight training and cardiovascular training sessions.

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7. Eat Post-Workout:
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8. Eat The Right Carbs:
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    Carbohydrates serve as an essential part in the muscle-building process. Instead of trying to eliminate carbohydrates altogether, you should make sure you are eating the right types of carbohydrates at the right times of day. High-glycemic carbohydrates (potatoes, simple sugars are best before and after your workouts; low-glycemic carbohydrates like vegetables are great throughout the rest of the day.

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9. Be Patient:
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    If you are not getting the results you want with your diet, you'll need to raise your standards. You either need to do a "little more of this" or a "little less of that." You may also need to make these changes for a longer period of time.

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10: Accept All Responsibility:
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    10. Don't blame your diet when you aren't getting the results you want. Take 100 percent responsibility for your success and failure. Just about any eating program can be effective—if you follow through on a consistent basis. If you aren't getting the results you want, assume that the problem is in your approach.

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Take 100 Percent Responsibility For Your Success And Failure.

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Top 10 Training Tips
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The organizing principles of effective training habits that will take this area of your bodybuilding and training efforts to the next level!

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1. Don't Confuse Activity For Intensity:
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2. Dont Confuse Volume With Effectiveness:
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    Don't confuse training volume with training effectiveness. Stimulating the muscles can be done quite effectively in one hour or less. Planning to do only two or three sets with only three or four exercises per body part creates that sense of urgency you need. More isn't better. Better is better.

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More Isn't Better. Better Is Better.

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3. Train Heavy:
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    Heavy training is the most efficient way to build muscle. Efficient muscle-building is getting the maximum results in the shortest period of time while putting forth the least amount of effort. By heavy training, I'm talking about continually challenging yourself to lift more weight than your body is already acclimated to lifting week in and week out—whatever that amount of weight may be.

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4. Balance Weight And Form:
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    Strive for a happy medium between training lighter with strict form and very heavy with sloppy form. Lifting heavy enough weight to build significant muscle mass—while still using form that's good enough to directly stimulate the intended muscle group.

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5. Don't Do Too Many Warm-Ups:
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    Be sure that you don't waste a lot of time, strength, or repetitions during warm-up sets. Always try to remember that warm-up sets are only designed to prepare your body and mind to lift a heavy, overloading amount of weight during your intense, working sets. The heavy sets stimulate muscle growth—not the warm-ups.

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6. Let Your Muscles Fully Recover:
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7. Set Simple Training Goals:
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    Set simple training goals before every workout. Creating a short list of "training disciplines" can be extremely helpful in your pursuit of big muscle gains.

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Set Simple Goals For Every Workout.

    Be ready for every single set you perform in the gym. Know what you want to achieve before your hands even touch "metal." You should always know the minimum number of repetitions you want to do before your hands even touch a barbell, dumbbell, or training machine apparatus. Invest a little time to think about your next workout before you leave the gym.

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8. Track Your Workouts:
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    Documenting your training performance during every workout is an effective strategy that will produce significant results over time. Seeing what you've done during your last training session before you begin each set forces you to strive for more this time around.

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9. Schedule Enough Time For Recovery:
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10. Stay Disciplined:
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    Be disciplined when training the body parts that you don't like to train. Your mind will always lead your body. Buck up and act as if those body parts that you don't like to train are the ones you love to train more than any other.

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Your Mind Will Always Lead Your Body.

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Conclusion
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