1: Weigh food with a scale. Don’t eyeball or use measuring cups unless you’re on the road/at a party.
2: Always try to beat your previous workout set performance. The attitude is “always go for more.”
4: Don’t sweat small extras, like some oil in your veggies UNLESS you see a fat gain and are trying to lean out.
6: Use two kinds of rep ranges: one for strength (1-5 reps), and then for time under tension, which means lower weight but more reps. 35 lbs. with 10 reps is 350 lbs., whereas 6 reps with 50s is 300 lbs.
7: If you cannot get the range of motion you like, drop the weight so you do. Don’t deny you’re doing half-ass work.
8: If you have only 30 minutes to do either weights or cardio, do cardio. Why? I don’t like speed training with weights. Personal preference. And more rest usually equals more strength.
9: Only consume a caffeinated drink pre-workout. I don’t have a morning cup of regular coffee unless I work out after.
10: Get plenty of salt from mustard, broth, etc. Salt doesn’t make me fat, it just makes me hold a little more water. It’s okay. No sodium = lowered performance.