The story is nothing new. We make a promise to ourselves to get in shape for the upcoming year and it all falls apart by February.

At this point 90% of people quit for good, but what they don’t realise is that this is just a temporary slip up, not the end of the entire journey.

If you’ve ever played sports or know someone who’s played sports at a young age, you’ll notice the difference in the gym.

These people find it far easier to get in shape, perform the movements or grow a certain muscle due to muscle memory.

Someone who’s played rugby at a young age may find it effortless to grow big legs years later due to the muscles remembering certain actions such as a scrum.

What is muscle memory?

Muscle memory occurs when nuclei are created as a result of increased strength.

As anyone who trains knows, increased strength will equate to an increase in muscle size.

When this happens the body produces extra nuclei.

The great news is, if you were to get injured, de-motivated, busy with other activities and faced an extended break from the gym, the nuclei you created remains.

This means that when you go back to training after a break, your previous hard work hasn’t gone to waste. Your body will find it far easier to get back to where you previously were a lot quicker.

You’ll see speedier muscle size gains and strength gains.

 

How can muscle memory help with motivation

Nuclei means everything in terms of your motivation. How can you ever be discouraged when you have a “save game” option built into your body.

Lets say you become de-motivated by March and can’t get back into things until July. 

Regardless of how much weight you’ve gained, or size you’ve you’ve lost. The nuclei you created from the 2/3 months of training at the start of the year is still there.

Most would think it’s pointless to start again when they wasted all of that time. However the opposite is true. With the nuclei you’ve already created it’s going to take less time and effort to achieve the results you had before.

You could get back in the gym and look exactly the same as you did before within 1 month rather than 3.

The same continues to happen each time you grow muscle.

It’s time to start looking at your fitness journey as checkpoints rather than a chain reaction that has to keep going otherwise you’re forced to start again.

Each break you’re either forced to take, or choose to take, realise that isn’t the end of your training journey. Pick things back up and march forward again, it’s hard to get back on the horse but the hill isn’t as steep second, third or fourth time around.

Fitness is an accumulation game, not a one off event.

 

The story is nothing new. We make a promise to ourselves to get in shape for the upcoming year and it all falls apart by February.

At this point 90% of people quit for good, but what they don’t realise is that this is just a temporary slip up, not the end of the entire journey.

If you’ve ever played sports or know someone who’s played sports at a young age, you’ll notice the difference in the gym.

These people find it far easier to get in shape, perform the movements or grow a certain muscle due to muscle memory.

Someone who’s played rugby at a young age may find it effortless to grow big legs years later due to the muscles remembering certain actions such as a scrum.

What is muscle memory?

Muscle memory occurs when nuclei are created as a result of increased strength.

As anyone who trains knows, increased strength will equate to an increase in muscle size.

When this happens the body produces extra nuclei.

The great news is, if you were to get injured, de-motivated, busy with other activities and faced an extended break from the gym, the nuclei you created remains.

This means that when you go back to training after a break, your previous hard work hasn’t gone to waste. Your body will find it far easier to get back to where you previously were a lot quicker.

You’ll see speedier muscle size gains and strength gains.

 

How can muscle memory help with motivation

Nuclei means everything in terms of your motivation. How can you ever be discouraged when you have a “save game” option built into your body.

Lets say you become de-motivated by March and can’t get back into things until July. 

Regardless of how much weight you’ve gained, or size you’ve you’ve lost. The nuclei you created from the 2/3 months of training at the start of the year is still there.

Most would think it’s pointless to start again when they wasted all of that time. However the opposite is true. With the nuclei you’ve already created it’s going to take less time and effort to achieve the results you had before.

You could get back in the gym and look exactly the same as you did before within 1 month rather than 3.

The same continues to happen each time you grow muscle.

It’s time to start looking at your fitness journey as checkpoints rather than a chain reaction that has to keep going otherwise you’re forced to start again.

Each break you’re either forced to take, or choose to take, realise that isn’t the end of your training journey. Pick things back up and march forward again, it’s hard to get back on the horse but the hill isn’t as steep second, third or fourth time around.

Fitness is an accumulation game, not a one off event.