One day, fed up with my lack of progress, I started reading. And I mean reading a lot. I started reading every article I could find. I watched every YouTube video possible. I was barely beginning college, so I had the time to indulge. I think it is safe to say that I was obsessed. Well, after spending hours and hours each day doing research…I still could not make progress. Yup, pretty much looked the same after countless months of hard work.
I was not slow to realize the abundance of misinformation and conflicting advice. Why? Because nobody knows what the hell they are talking about. No matter how lean or muscular someone is, it is not necessarily indicative of their knowledge. People do something a certain way and get results, then think they have found the key and know the best ways of achieving your goals. This is when I started “studying smarter”.
Instead of reading bodybuilding websites, I began reading books by scientists and renowned coaches, reading textbooks, listening to podcasts, started following scientists on every social media platform possible, began analyzing scientific literature, etc. After hundreds and hundreds of hours of research, results started to appear. Now, I am bigger, stronger, and leaner than I have ever been. And the results keep coming.