10 Lessons Learned from Squatting 400 Pounds
Squats are probably
the most difficult exercise and squatting with 400 pounds is not an easy task. The
bodybuilders you see in the gym or in any
competitions that lift pounds of weight did not achieve it in a day, they
practiced it for years, followed a strict
diet, and many more. They train themselves to lift maximum weight every day. Here we have 10 lessons that we can
learn from a person who achieved squatting with 400 pounds of weight.
1. Do it right and with the right trainer. If you are new in the field then
don’t think of starting doing all alone. It’s always good to take advice. Do it
with stronger people, because when you will see more weights in their bars then
you will feel motivated.
2. Try not to miss exercises. Here’s the formula
for hunching down 400 pounds:
Make a routine of doing squats2-3 times a week.
Increase the weight every week.
Don’t skip the gym for long period.
3. If all else fails, go slower. If you think
that you cannot increase 10 pounds every week then start with 5 pounds. The most
important thing is you should not get hurt during the workout.
4. Your most important concern should be your
health. If you are stressed then it’s impossible to focus on your workout and maybe, you end up hurting yourself.
5. Consistency and practice are important. Your warm up should be same as
your workout. To achieve certain results you require practice. Practice hard
and regularly. The person who practices
the most does the work perfectly.
6. Don’t raise the questions like what
surrounding people are thinking of me? Am I doing it right? If you are powerful and doing a great job then, you will gain positive
attention and comparison, it makes you feel confident about yourself. But first
of all, you should be confident that
whatever you are doing is great.
7. Focus on the volume
before intensity. Start with light weights and slowly increase the weight. It requires
your patience and hard work but results will be tremendous. If you are ready
with lots of volumes then work on your
8. Measure your everyday records. Never think
that you cannot do it or cannot carry this much weight. Never lose hope, maybe
not today but tomorrow or day after tomorrow you will succeed.
9. Always keep yourself motivated. If you enter
the gym with motivation and dedication then your frequency of workout increases.
Don’t see yourself in the mirror because it shows you the one line
picture. Feel your body.
Diet holds the most important place in your workout. Eat healthy and keep