💡PT @chevyc_ 5 year transformation 💡
It's been 5 years since Chev first signed up to the gym. Like all of us he started with no idea what he was doing, if he was doing it right and if it was effective for his needs. His first impression of a gym (especially the weights area) was intimidating seeing so many people around him who knew exactly what they were doing and had the type of bodies that he wanted. There were times he found it very demotivating and annoying being a "beginner" and out of his comfort zone.
After months of training 3-5 times a week, just to learn the basics (technique, rep range, muscle groups worked) he started to notice small changes. Chev loved the feeling of improving, getting stronger and pushing himself to be better each time he went to the gym. He was no longer In competition with other people around but instead, constantly competing with himself.
The satisfaction of doing two more repetitions than he did the previous weeks was very rewarding and he found this addictive.
Over the years his focus changed from, "I definitely want to look like him" "I want to jump high like him" "want to bench 100kg like him"
To " I wonder how big and lean I'll look in a year" "I wonder how high I can jump if I keep practicing "
"I wonder if I can lift 100kg by Christmas"
Chev believes that on your fitness journey it's very important that you are doing it for yourself and comparing yourself to others is a losing battle.