Make it easy
Increase your chances of winning in every important area of your life by focusing on the simple things that, when done well, act as a springboard to success
Building lean muscle is simple. Yep, and the same goes for losing fat. Simple. In both cases, it’s about doing the basic things right: follow a challenging and progressive training plan based on lifting weights or high-intensity interval training, then eat more quality protein and cut back on sugar, booze and refined carbs. Get enough sleep each night and you’ll make major changes to how you look without your clothes on.
Of course, just because something’s simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. That’s why in every issue of MF we stress the importance of planning and preparation to give you the greatest chance of success – whatever your ambition. This is perfectly explained in our 7 Rules Of Muscle feature (p87), because once you know the essential elements of any effective muscle-mass plan you can put them into practice, and then make smart adjustments to keep the gains coming.
Remember: without a plan, building a better body – or any other personal or professional goal – is impossible to achieve. After all, it doesn’t matter how hard you keep pushing, day after day and month after month, if you’re not headed in the right direction.
Doing the simple things right is the quickest and easiest way to improve every area of your life
Joe Warner, editorial director @JoeWarnerUK