Virtually anyone who undertakes a serious exercise routine/program can expect to see results in a reasonably short time. The less experienced or trained you are when you start the more room you have for improvement. But when you have been training for a while you will experience a slow down in returns. The longer you train the harder it gets to make additional progress.
Regardless of this you have to look at your program in the long term and keep believing its possible to make gains on a continual basis. From one year to the next you should always expect to see an improvement in physique, strength, appearance or endurance and sporting ability. The changes may not come as quickly as you'd like but over time your results will continue to improve. If you are not improving its time to rethink your program.
There is always something else to try. Example; not losing body-fat? then crank up the cardio and alter your diet. Not getting stronger? then perform more power exercises. Certain body-parts lagging behind? make them a priority. Busting your butt but not getting results? research, work with a trainer, find what works for you to break through to the next level. ( there are over 85 different workouts and 24 techniques on this site you can use to break any plateau or rut ).
Never just go through the motions. The reason we exercise is to improve our body and physique capabilities. Demand the best from yourself and don't accept anything less.
Daves " ALL NATURAL" Muscle building oatmeal pancakes.
Helps in maintaining and boosting Testosterone Whilst Maximising Muscle Gain
NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER
GROUND PUMPKIN SEEDS
WATER OR MILK
COCONUT OIL ( for cooking )
ADD TO DESIRED CONSISTENCY
Add all ingredients to bowl EXCLUDING COCONUT OIL and combine until smooth.
Heat coconut oil in pan.
Pour mixture into pan and cook for approximately 2-3 minutes each side.
Repeat process to make desired number of pancakes.
MAKES 2 LARGE PANCAKES ( or break it down to make smaller portions )
Due to the nature of the ingredients these pancakes can be consumed at any time of the day. The slow burning carbohydrates combined with essential fats, Zinc etc.... found in the pumpkin seeds, nuts, oatmeal, oats, eggs and coconut oil make it a great way to maintain or boost Testosterone levels whilst keeping insulin in check ( thanks to the addition of cinnamon ), all whilst aiding in the muscle building process and Minimising fat gain.
Broken down into 3 equal servings, these Super-cakes will provide a huge 470 calories of pure muscle building fuel with an even distribution of essential nutrients.
DON'T CONSUME DIRECTLY AFTER WORKOUT.
Directly after your workout is where faster burning carbs are required
( around 0.3 grams per pound of lean muscle mass ) , coupled with a good dose of protein ( 40-60 grams ) and minimal to no fat.
However as there is a "3 HOUR WINDOW" post workout where nutrients are absorbed more freely by the body, eating these cakes 1-2 hours after your workout is a great way to promote your recovery and muscle building potential.
Better recovery = more muscle gained.
* FOR AN EVEN BIGGER BOOST TO YOUR MUSCLE BUILDING QUEST USE THESE IN TANDEM WITH THE "HOME MADE PROTEIN BARS" FOUND ON THE "GOOD HEALTH RECIPE" PAGE ON THIS SITE. THESE BARS WILL PROVIDE AN EXTRA 452 ALL NATURAL CALORIES PER BAR.
* NOTE: using milk in place of water in pancakes will increase calorie content further.