What is the best workout program for fast results - why you need commitment in order to start making gains
February 25th 2018
On the internet, there are over a thousand programs to choose from. Reviews of these programs will boast about their effectiveness and criticize other programs for whatever reason.
Yet, all these programs work. They will get you closer to your goals, if it has not already achieved your goals!
Programs have structure. They tell you what to do and when to do it, even if you do not feel like it.
This is great for many reasons. With a program, you are essentially committing yourself to a timeline towards your goals and each successful work is a step closer to your goal.
Programs take emotions out of the picture. No matter how you feel, the workout plan will not change. This will help combat laziness and procrastination.
However, everyone?s life is different and sometimes life and stress get in the way. It will be okay to modify a program to fit your needs. The key is to be consistent and actually execute the program.
Example 1 - A Reddit User
Here, we have a reddit user who is modifying the program 5/3/1 for his own needs. He only did deadlifts and went to the gym once a week.
On his modified program, he has planned 5 sets of deadlifts, 3-5 sets of pullups and 1-2 sets of backoff deadlifts.
Here was another modification, if he was beat down or tired for the day, he will only do 3 sets of main deadlifts and skip the backoff deadlifts all together.
And that is it. Once a week deadlifts with modifications.
And his results?
After 17 weeks, he was able to increase his deadlifts from 365 lbs to 425 lbs. A 60 lbs increase.
The results speak for itself.
It really shows that the frequency of a workout really does not need to be 3 times, 4 times or even 6 times a week.
You can make gains just by going to the gym once a week.
If you have not read my analysis done on the frequency of workouts per week needed to strength gains, you can read it here.
- Pick any program you want
- Be consistent and execute
- Watch the gains come rolling in
If you have not read why I think starting strength is the BEST beginner strength program, you can read more about it here.