How Hardcore Are You?

Think you’re hardcore? If you want to “win” in the gym you should strive to beat each weeks numbers in weight and or reps. This will tell you how you have progressed…

How many of us really train hard? I mean go into the gym have a huge workout. Some follow a path doing the same thing day in and day out. They never think that the body has to have some kind of change. Most of us just go through the motions. We use the same amount of weight and reps. Worse, we never trying to beat the weight or reps.

If you want to “win” in the gym you should strive
to beat each weeks numbers in weight and or reps.

This will tell you how you have progressed. If you stay with the same weight week in and week out, you are doing nothing. Some people are scared to step up their workout. I mean doing crazy stuff, break the rules. I’m not talking about doing inverted leg presses on the smith machine, but doing stuff like giant sets or rest pause sets. I bet many of you never went one week doing an intense rep scheme. For example, don’t count a single rep until it starts hurting. That’s what hardcore is all about! By hurting, I mean when you feel the muscle burning lactic acid, shooting it into the muscle.

Are You Hardcore?

Don’t even begin to count until then and do your same amount of sets this way. Hell, you may do 15 reps on a given exercise but you can only count the reps until it hurts. For most that is going to be at number 8 or 9 even when you are going 15 reps, and going heavy enough. Try this and see if you’re “hardcore” enough! I hear all these people talk about hardcore exercising. I’ve yet to see many that damn near fall on the ground or walk away with their muscles burning.

Get Crazy!

Do some crazy stuff if you want to grow. Lets see how hardcore you really are. Don’t worry about putting it on Facebook, no one is gonna care. But it will matter to you because deep inside you will know you gave everything you have. Most people spend too much time in the gym working out thinking they are “HARDCORE”.

I can get you throwing up in less than 20 minutes with some of the stuff I’ve learned over the years. To this day, that’s still the way I train. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not bragging, far from it. I just love to see people working hard in the gym. I realize not everyone is going to be able to do these things, but for those that like going around thinking they are “hardcore”, give me a break. I’m 41, joints are full of arthritis, and I’m overweight, but I still workout harder in one workout than most 20 year olds. Why? Because I know what works and what does not work and more importantly, that going through the motions does not work.

Be Hardcore! Up The Intensity!

You want more bang for your buck? You wanna be hardcore? Up the intensity of your workouts and you will see tremendous gains. I’m tired of seeing guys complain about how they are not growing and not getting stronger. Then friend you are doing something wrong. Change it up. Be willing to fail at something. Understand you are not superman. DO REALIZE that deep down inside you there is a monster waiting to get out. Those weights will not push you back to earth. Learn to fight gravity and think you are stronger. Most people don’t get stronger because they simply just don’t think strong. Your mind is the ultimate muscle.

Let’s Break Some Rules!!!

Meet The Author…

  1. Kevin L. McEntyre
    Fitness Writer For IllPumpYouUp.com

My name is Kevin McEntyre from Birmingham Alabama. I’ve been lifting weights since I was 10 years old. Starting off with no more….View Full Profile

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