Weight Lifting, Weight Training, Bench Press & Bodybuilding
November 30, 2022
Pre-Workout Ramblings From A Dedicated Bodybuilder
by Sean Nalewanyj

pre-workout rambling Itís exactly 5:55pm. Iím sitting in front of my computer, choking down a bowl of tuna. I have a bottle of water beside me and am preparing for my 7pm workout: back and biceps.

I donít particularly enjoy the taste of tuna; in fact, I donít like it in the least. But one can provides me with 30 grams of solid muscle-building protein, and thatís why I eat it. I donít eat it for the taste; I eat it for the effect. And nothing tastes better than looking in the mirror to see massive, ripped muscles. I want a physique that demands respect, and Iíll do whatever I need to get it.

As I sit here and write this, my stomach churns with butterflies. Why? Itís because tonight I must put forth the best back and bicep workout Iíve ever performed. If I donít, I will not grow, plain and simple. The entire basis for gaining muscle size and strength is progression, and if I donít progress, Iíll have to wait an entire week to get another chance. I have to be better than Iíve ever been in my entire life, and if I fail, my muscle growth will stagnate.

Tonight Iíll be performing a total of 10 muscle-building sets. Each set will last around 30 seconds each. This means that I have a total of 5 minutes of actual lifting time tonight. 5 minutes that will make me or break me. 5 minutes that separates me from my goals. 5 minutes, thatís all Iím going to get.

Itís going to be a hard-fought battle. Iím not taking any shortcuts or looking for an easy way out. I want a wide, powerful back and mountains for biceps. Iím looking to carve that back into a thick slab of pure, raw muscle mass with cuts and striations like the statue of a Greek God. You wonít see me rowing cables or tossing 10 pound dumbbells around like a wimpy little spandex clown. Youíll see me in the corner of the gym, where most people steer clear of, where dust gathers the quickest. Iíll be grinding out sets of heavy deadlifts with all of the passion and heart I can muster. The kind of sets that make your teeth grit, your gut wrench, your entire body burn and on some occasions, your lunch go flying. Iíll be following that up with overhand wide-grips chin-ups, barbell rows and barbell shrugs. I purposely choose the toughest exercises because I know that they reap the greatest rewards. Iím not afraid of hard work.

You see, thereís a big difference between guys who ďjust lift weightsĒ and those that are serious about their training and serious about their results. If you want real, true, significant muscle and strength gains, youíd better get serious about it.

Stop making excuses for yourself. Stop skipping meals and performing workouts with half-assed intensity. Stop taking the easy way out by choosing the least uncomfortable exercises. Start training like a true gym warrior. Treat every workout as if it was your last, because one day that will be true.

People have asked me how I was able to make the drastic muscle and strength gains that I did in such a short time and without steroids of any kind. Do you want the answer? Come and watch me train. Compare my workout intensity and effort to 99% of the other lifters around me in the gym. Youíll get your answer right there. Nobody said building muscle was easy. And if they did, they were lying.

Get out of your comfort zone and onto the battlefield. If every workout isnít a war, youíll never truly reach your goals. The satisfaction of victory is proportionate to the difficulty of the battle. Train like your life depends on it, and you will surely be rewarded for your efforts.

About The Author

Sean Nalewanyj is a bodybuilding expert, fitness author and writer of top-selling Internet Bodybuilding E-Book: The Truth About Building Muscle. If you want to learn how to build maximum lean muscle mass and strength as quickly as possible, visit his website.


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