CT Fletcher Knowledge

CT Fletcher Knowledge

CT Fletcher

Gather round everyone, if you’re one of the people described in the title of this article, then it’s probably for you.

CT Fletcher has given many interviews and many motivational speeches to the masses of unmotivated and lazy individuals who want results, but they just don’t want to work for them.

While many people don’t particularly care for CT Fletcher’s method of inspiration (usually includes anywhere from 10 to 100 curse words per a couple of minutes), it’s most effective this way.

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One of the easiest and best ways to motivate the unmotivated is to curse at them simply.

Hugs and kisses won’t get them off of their asses and start working towards their goals; they’ll only say thanks and continue doing what they do.

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Does Anything Ever Change?

I want you to ask yourself that if anything has changed personally. Has anything changed in the past month, past couple of months or past year?

Have YOU seen yourself climbing towards any of your fitness goals or progressing at all?

If you answered no to that question, it’s more than likely because…

  • You don’t want the physical form you desire badly enough.
  • You’re lazy.
  • You’re not motivated enough to get up, go out and go for the results you want.
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Who cares, CT Fletcher is just a steroid raging internet fad.”

I’ve seen comments like this a lot. There are two main problems with this argument.

  1. CT Fletcher has never done steroids. Can you achieve results if you do steroids long enough? Sure, if you do the right ones with the right workout and diet.
  2. However, people don’t realize the long-term effects of these steroids.
  3. You’d be in a healthier state eating Taco Bell for every single meal rather than taking steroids.

All you’re doing is giving yourself yet another excuse not to do anything about achieving your goals.

I’ve seen it on many forums and discussion boards; people are always giving themselves excuses.

If calling CT Fletcher a roid rager is your excuse not to work out, maybe you’re beyond saving.

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Some People Don’t Want To Change

This is a sad reality and truth. To be honest, some people are content with where they are in their lives, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

However, what irks me is when people who are supposedly content with where they are in life always complain about not having the body they want or not being more attractive to women.

I hate to tell you this, but women love rock hard bodies just as much as men love smooth and sexy bodies.

Some people are more content with complaining rather than doing something about it and that’s exactly what CT Fletcher is trying to say.

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Some people would rather sit at home, watch infomercials and wait for some miracle product that promises to lose weight for them then buy it and be disappointed.

I’ve been in the marketing business, and that’s what it is. It’s just an endless circle of selling products to lazy people who never intend to use the products. STOP BEING LAZY AND GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT!

CT Fletcher Advice to Powerlifters

CT Fletcher Advice to Powerlifters

No idea who CT Fletcher is? He’s the real deal when it comes to heavy weight lifting and power lifting.

While he no longer competes for powerlifting at a worldwide level, he holds six world titles in the powerlifting category and now has dominated the bodybuilding scene as well.

Despite what internet haters think, he didn’t achieve his results from drugs, info products, any surgery or wizard voodoo; it was all from hard work and dedication.

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If there’s a man who can offer solid advice on raising your mentality and improving your performance at a power lifting event, it’s CT Fletcher

You all look like sheep to me!” – CT Fletcher

The first step when you enter a room is to raise the level of mentality you have.

If you walk into a room thinking,“Oh man, these guys are huge, there’s no way I’ll be able to compete with them,” then you’re setting yourself up for failure.

The idea behind this mentality stroking is to make yourself believe that you are the man, and you are the boss of the room.

Everyone was waiting for you to arrive.

He goes on and on about making yourself believe that you are the King Alpha of the room in a powerlifting video he put out, but the summary is simple:

If you can make yourself believe that you’re better than all the people already in that room and that you are the alpha of the room, you will improve your performance.

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It’s a psychological factor that when you’re intimidated by the people around you, your performance dwindles.

When you’re not intimidated, and you believe everyone is looking up to you, you’re pressured to perform better, and your results will show it.

Your body can never be stronger than your mind” – CT Fletcher

Truth be told, behind any great body is a great mind. With any workout, you need the mental strength and capacity to harness such results.

The psyche behind a great workout and competition is what wins it for a lot of people.

Everyone at a power lifting event is strong; it’s kind of why they’re there in the first place.

However, who wants to win more? Who is more excited and more psyched mentally to dominate everyone there?

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You Only Get One Shot

When you power lift, you only get one shot at a competition.

You don’t get any do-overs; you don’t get to do it again if you don’t perform as well as you want to, which is why you have to make sure you’re prepared to step up to the plate when you get up there.

When you think about powerlifting and life, you only get one shot, so why would you want to half-ass it?

When you step up to the plate, you want to be mentally prepared.

You are ALREADY physically prepared, but if you’re not mentally prepared, you will fail. One of the best things to remember is that you can’t fail until you give up completely.

 

CT Fletcher – No Secret to Success

CT Fletcher – No Secret to Success

No Secret

When you think of success, what does that mean for you?

What exactly do YOU want? Success is something that is earned, not given away like a prize out of a raffle.

However, the times have changed, the generations have changed, and success seems to be valued far less than it used to be.

If you’re someone who’s struggling to get the looks they desire, or you’re simply a couch potato, try comparing yourself to CT Fletcher.

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Next to that man, there’s nearly no reason that you can’t be doing what he’s doing.

This is a man who is well past his prime in his 50s, someone who has had open heart surgery because McDonalds used to be his go to the meal every single day and someone who’s living on multiple medications every single day so he can survive.

This is a man who is well past his prime in his 50s, someone who has had open heart surgery because McDonalds used to be his go to the meal every single day and someone who’s living on multiple medications every single day so he can survive.

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What Is The Secret To Success?

That’s the problem; everyone wants to know the secret or the one-fix-all solution to a problem.

Do you want to know a secret, to not only weight training or bulking up but most problems in general?

Most problems in life (especially the complicated ones) usually have a rather simple solution.

It’s your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

Do you want to know a secret, to not only weight training or bulking up but most problems in general?

Most problems in life (especially the complicated ones) usually have a rather simple solution.

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Your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

Most problems in life (especially the complicated ones) usually have a rather simple solution.

It’s your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

It’s your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

Do you want to know a secret, to not only weight training or bulking up but most problems in general?

Most problems in life (especially the complicated ones) usually have a rather simple solution.

Your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

Most problems in life (especially the complicated ones) usually have a rather simple solution.

It’s your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

It’s your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

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Most problems in life (especially the complicated ones) usually have a rather simple solution. It’s your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

It’s your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

It’s your mind that makes them complicated, but from an outsider’s perspective, the solutions are usually rather simple.

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You Complicate Your Path To Success

If you’re unmotivated, lazy and just sitting on your couch hoping that some miracle product will come out or that some commercial will teach you the secrets to obtaining abs, then all you’re doing is prolonging your success and making excuses.

CT Fletchers have a motto around his area (alright, well he has many mottos) but one of them is “no excuses” and my personal favorite “I command you to grow”!

CT Fletchers have a motto around his area (alright, well he has many mottos) but one of them is “no excuses” and my personal favorite “I command you to grow”!

Fletchers have a motto around his area (alright, well he has many mottos) but one of them is “no excuses” and my personal favorite “I command you to grow”!

CT Fletchers have a motto around his area (alright, well he has many mottos) but one of them is “no excuses” and my personal favorite “I command you to grow”!

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Yes, that even means you.

You, sitting on the couch or in your favorite chair, reading this article and forming blood clots in your legs are the reason you haven’t reached your personal goal yet.

Give every single person a reason for why they haven’t reached their goal other than themselves, they’re always going to go to that fallback and blame it on that excuse.

If you give every single person a reason for why they haven’t reached their goal other than themselves, they’re always going to go to that fallback and blame it on that excuse.

If you give every single person a reason for why they haven’t reached their goal other than themselves, they’re always going to go to that fallback and blame it on that excuse.

Stop Being Sold – You’ve Been Fooled

I hate to tell you this, but all those $19.99, $29.99 and $49.99 infomercial products are garbage.

I can vouch for some of the products I’ve seen online but worthwhile products are incredibly difficult to find, and the results are minimal.

There is no secret to getting 6-pack abs or a solid rock body. Do you honestly think the actors they hired for those commercials got the body they have using those machines?

Hell no! They basically put out a casting call, pay physically fit actors a few hundred dollars to smile and work out on their machine and call it a day.

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That’s another thing I hate about those commercials. Why the hell are they always smiling when working out?

You’re doing it wrong if you’re smiling and you’re not feeling the pain and burn of growth.

To summarize it all up, there is NO secret to obtaining success and a physically fit figure.

You just have to get out there and start working your ass off and stop relying on these marketers and infomercials to do it for you.

CT Fletcher History

CT Fletcher History

CT Fletcher History

Who Is CT Fletcher?

If you haven’t heard of CT Fletcher, then you more than likely haven’t spent a lot of time in a gym or around bodybuilders, because he’s one of the most notorious and famous builders that there are out there.

Amazingly, while CT Fletcher looks like someone in the prime of his life, he’s 54 years old.

While he was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, it wasn’t long before his family relocated to Southern California.

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He currently resides in Long Beach, California as a personal trainer and holds six world championships for powerlifting under his built.

One of the most interesting facts about Fletcher is that he stays true to the sport and competition, meaning he only trains by hand and has never taken a single drug in his life.

He’s been drug tested three separate times and has always passed.

CT Fletcher Early Life

When CT Fletcher was born, he was native to Little Rock, Arkansas. While it’s not immediately known why the family moved or relocated, but when he was relatively young, he was relocated to Southern California near Compton.

While it’s not immediately known why the family moved or relocated, but when he was relatively young, he was relocated to Southern California near Compton.

He has currently resided in Southern California for over 50 years now and has been inside the gym day in and day out for almost 30 plus years.

Fletcher’s childhood life isn’t exactly the best because he grew up in a very religious home.

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Fletcher was often punished by his father who was overly religious and he’s thankful to this day that he was.

Not that he condones the behavior, but Fletcher has learned a lot of physical and mental toughness from the enduring pain he had to go through growing up in an abusive home.

However, living in Compton did get the best of Fletcher when he was young because he did some time in a correctional facility before he was a well-known name.

While it’s not relatively known what exactly Fletcher was involved in, there was some illegal activity that he doesn’t quite like to mention or talk about to this day.

Instead, he lets the past remain in the past, and he uses his experience to train harder and better.

The Strongest Man You’ve Never Heard Of

This is a name coined by many people who know him, because of his incredibly intimidating physique and his raw age of 54.

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He looks like he’s in the prime of his life and anyone who doesn’t know him would never guess he’s 54.

While he wasn’t immediately popular even during the days of his championships, social media recently has helped significantly improve his popularity.

Social media outlets and internet forums everywhere like to admire his physique and all the things he has accomplished in his lifetime.

One of the things that make him so unique is that he doesn’t buy into the marketing scheme that is supplements or steroids.

He knows how harmful steroids are to your health and he believes supplements are just substitutes for hard work that barely obtain results.

He believes in work for it and earns it philosophy which he has carried through the majority of his life and has landed him to where he is right now.

It’s not uncommon for him to go toe to toe against the younger bodybuilders in the gym and to come out on top.

Some of the younger athletes may underestimate him because of his age, but he always proves them wrong more often than not.

While he may not be officially the world’s strongest man, he has some pretty impressive lifts under his career.

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Medical Troubles

Not all has always been golden because he used to live a very unhealthy lifestyle.

He had to go through open heart surgery in 2005 because he weighed 260 pounds and was endangering himself with the type of food he was eating.

Instead of taking the surgery right away like suggested, CT Fletcher believed in working for his goal and trying to work off those pounds instead but sadly, it made no difference.

He had to undergo the surgery anyways and dropped almost 50 pounds after the surgery.

Not only that, but he fully recovered in two years and had been great ever since.

CT Fletcher says that he blames himself because of the eight meals of McDonalds he was eating almost every single day for over 20 years.

That can take a toll on anyone’s body when you put that stuff in your mouth, and the cholesterol will build up in your arteries.

CT Fletcher’s Career Start
It wasn’t until age 22 that he officially picked up the very first weight. He started powerlifting in 1983 and decided to stop lifting in 1997.

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He won multiple different championships throughout the world and was world renowned throughout the lifting community.

Fletcher’s Great Achievement

The biggest success came in 1995 when he attempted to lift 705 pounds at the Baddest Bench Press in America contest.

He felt that this was the highlight of his career because he tried doing it without the use of any drugs and was against some of the best on the planet.

 

CT Fletcher Overtraining Advice

CT Fletcher Overtraining Advice

Overtraining Advice

Want to start an argument between the body building and the powerlifting community? Just mention the word “overtraining” and watch the chaos between two groups ensue.

It’s kind of like walking into any other venue of the internet and mentioning anything to do with politics.

People love arguing on the web but overtraining, in particular, is one of the most debated topics out there because it’s incredibly hard to prove or disprove.

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What Is Overtraining?

Overtraining is exactly what it sounds like. It’s when your body can’t take anymore, and you’ve trained yourself out to no longer get results out of any more work for the day.

Some people believe that your body has an internal or set limit as to how much it can process.

If you go over that limit and continue to work out, your body won’t see any results from it and all of your time spent training over that limit will be wasted.

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What Does CT Fletcher Have To Say About Overtraining?

You know how CT Fletcher is; he calls out the BS as he sees it in a very raw fashion.

He doesn’t like to sugar-coat anything and tells everything as it is.

CT Fletcher believes that overtraining isn’t a thing, and it doesn’t exist. He states that it’s a mindset, and it applies per person rather than to everyone all at once.

Individuals who argue for the overtraining declare that it applies to everyone, and there’s a certain limit that everyone can take when it comes to personal fitness progression on a daily basis.

CT Fletcher, however, disagrees with this and says that it’s all a mental mindset.

What most people would call overtraining and overdo it, CT Fletcher calls another regular workout.

A day to day basis work out for that man is what most people would call overtraining.

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People just don’t train hard enough” – CT Fletcher

It makes sense in theory. When you’re tired, your body doesn’t want to work anymore, and you stop working out.

Is that the most efficient way to achieve results, though? No kidding your body doesn’t want to work out anymore, and your mentality goes down when you’re tired, that’s because your body is only used to doing so much.

However, how can you ever improve if you don’t always push yourself past those limits? How will you improve your body’s tolerance for working out?

But I’m sore.”

Well, that sucks. Everyone gets irritated, especially when they haven’t worked out for an extended period.

Being sore is an amazing feeling, and it’s good for the body, believe it or not.

A good workout sore means that your muscles are growing and that your body is adjusting.

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When The Results Stop Coming In

If you’ve been following this trend of overtraining, and you stop when your body becomes tired or sore, then you’ll probably notice that results stop coming in.

When you do not see any personal results, you need to look at your diet or your training routine. You can’t achieve results unless your body is being pushed past the limits that it’s used to.

 

CT Fletcher’s Advice On Bicep Training

CT Fletcher’s Advice On Bicep Training

Bicep Training

When you are enrolling in a bodybuilding program, the biceps are essential parts you want to concentrate on.

The reason why most people want to enhance their biceps is that they are the most visible parts that one can see.

The muscles around the biceps have the potential to grow large and can people can notice you when you meet them. You need to follow a few training tips from

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You need to follow a few training tips from CT Fletcher to help you stay on top of your bicep workout plan.

The triceps form the largest part of your arms, which is why you cannot ignore them if you want to attain the best balance.

If you are focused on achieving the optimal mass of muscles, you should concentrate on lifting heavy objects that will rejuvenate your muscles.

However, there are other things you don’t want to neglect. Remember that excellent or optimal bodybuilding can be achieved through heavy lifting, plenty of calories and the best diet.

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Therefore, it is recommended that you devote enough time for workout bicep exercises that can help you enhance your arm muscles.

There are numerous exercises that you can do to improve your muscles around the arms, but some are more effective than others.

You can use lat-pull-downs and rows when exercising as you focus on all the muscles of your arms.

If you practice these workout exercises in your body building regimen, you are certainly on the right track toward optimal arm muscles.

Here are the top five ways you can boost your biceps. These exercises can be applied together with other proven workout programs to help create heavy and noticeable arms.
I included a video of CT Fletcher doing a bicep workout.

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1) Barbell Biceps Curls

These are the foremost exercises that you should begin with as you continue with your regimen.

These exercises are good at overloading those biceps in a way don’t want to miss.

Every aspiring body builder has a different capacity when it comes to lifting strength, so you need to follow the directions of your bicep workout instructor for you to achieve your goal to build the maximum arm muscles ever.

When practicing, you don’t want to slow or cut the movement or pattern of your workout.

You should be keen not to bend backward as you lift the heavy weights upwards.

This is one of the greatest mistakes that most learners commit. Make sure you are exercising your muscles and not your body since you are focused on creating more muscles.

CT Fletcher says that you need to do this exercise more vigorously and not in a controlled manner.

This is because muscles need to be subjected to high-intensity workout for the fibers to respond.

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2) Incline Dumbbell Curls

You need to consider adding your dumbbell curls. This exercise will help you avoid the mistakes done when exercising the barbell biceps curls.

This exercise allows you to continue with the momentum you started while restricting the movement of your back.

You will begin to feel a great deal of tension when carrying out this exercise, but that should not make you reduce the intensity and speed.

The best way to go is to ensure that you are pushing yourself hard using the lower weight of your arm.

3) Cable Curls

CT Fletcher says that if your goal is to lift your deep tissue muscle fibers, you need to consider cable curls.

This movement has a less stable pattern, so you will need to use your bicep muscles to offer support as you continue to exercise.

This way, you will be targeting the deepest tissues to generate the most of the muscles. Bodybuilders can use rotating cable handles, a rope or a straight bar that allows them to target a particular arm at a time.

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4) Reverse Grip Rows

You should also incorporate reverse grip rows in your bicep build up. This is because you need to have a balanced bicep as opposed to an imbalanced growth.

The fact that this exercise puts pressure and tension on the muscles of your arms makes you gain sufficient biceps at the end of the training session.

Various aspects will determine the volume of the muscles you will gain. For instance, depending on the tissues you target, you will gain a heavy muscle around the targeted areas.

This is because effort and the nature of exercise determine a number of muscles you gain.

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5) Concentration Curls

Concentration curls are the final exercises that you should integrate into your workout plan.

These exercises can be done while one is seated. This is the best posture as it limits the movements involved when executing your lifts and allows you to concentrate your exercise on the targeted bicep muscles.

When doing this, you will need to be stable since there are no muscles you can call on when executing this last workout exercise.

According to CT Fletcher, these exercises aim at making sure you exhaust the muscles as you complete your bicep workout program.

 

CT Fletcher’s Thoughts on Overtraining

CT Fletcher’s Thoughts on Overtraining

It’s a highly debated and controversial topic among the lifting community. Overtraining is exactly what it sounds like.

The body can only handle so much exertion and so much effort put into training at one time (this is still highly debated by some).

The human body is an incredible machine designed by Mother Nature.

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Not only are we capable of pushing ourselves further than we ever thought possible, but the body can also endure a lot of physical pain as well without breaking.

CT Fletcher, however, believes that there is no such thing as too much strain or pain for the body because he doesn’t believe in the ideology of overtraining.

Some people agree with him, and some people hate him for it, but regardless, the guy can prove his results and that he knows what he’s talking about.

A lot of people commonly mistake symptoms of something else for overtraining, which is a very common mistake.

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What Is Overtraining?

When you’re doing fitness activities, your body usually has a set limit that it can handle for that particular activity.

Once you’ve reached that limit and continue to push yourself, that’s what the experts call overtraining.

Some people say that you get no benefit from overtraining because your body is trying to recover but can’t.

CT Fletcher’s View On Overtraining

Ct Fletcher has stated that overtraining isn’t a generalized idea but its individual per person.

Fletcher has stated that what most people consider overtraining; he considers just a regular workout and pushing his body to the limit.

In theory, it makes sense because if people are never pushing themselves but they quit when they get tired, they never really know their body’s physical limitations, and they’re never pushed.

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What Fletcher believes is that most people don’t experience overtraining; they just don’t train hard enough.

So while there are plenty of people out there in the lifting world who do believe in overtraining, what are the signs of overtraining?

A Loss of Motivation

Lifting to your potential requires you to be highly motivated and wanting to succeed.

Some say this isn’t exactly overtraining, but when you lose all your motivation to complete something, you won’t be much use or see much progress.

You have to keep yourself motivated to complete an objective, and that can be difficult when your body starts shutting down or you start feeling the burn.

Being Sore
Everyone feels a good burn after a thorough workout, but what happens when you start feeling that burn over your entire body, and it hurts so bad that you don’t even want to get out of bed?

Some people say that’s just your muscles tearing and recovering, but others state that this is a telltale sign of overtraining and that your body isn’t going to benefit from any exercises while you’re sore.

The Results Stop Coming In

Constantly progressing is about seeing results. If you stop seeing results, then obviously you’re doing something different, or you need to look at your diet.

This is one of the most highly debated topics among the lifting community because a lot of people don’t believe that overtraining will stop you from seeing more results.

However, some people also believe that overtraining won’t allow your muscles ever to recover.

A Lack of Focus

Have you ever been so tired or so unfocused that it was hard to form a sentence or hard to do a task?

This is when you need to give something a rest, even lifting. Perhaps you need to drink more water and get more oxygen flowing into your brain, or maybe you just need some time off from something.

This may not be a sign of overtraining but rather a sign of depression or stress. Overtraining doesn’t cause stress, as this is usually caused by things going on outside the gym.

 

Common Signs Of Overtraining From Bodybuilders And Powerlifters

Common Signs Of Overtraining From Bodybuilders And Powerlifters

Common Signs

The body is a wonderfully efficient, yet delicate instrument. It is incredibly resilient and capable of enduring much physical strain. It is a common mistake for those undertaking a workout program to believe that no amount of strain is too much for the body.

However, the symptoms of overtraining creep in as subtly as lethargy and loss of inspiration, and can progress to severe injuries and a compromised immune system.

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However, the symptoms of overtraining creep in as subtly as lethargy and loss of inspiration, and can progress to severe injuries and a compromised immune system.

So, what is overtraining?

Overtraining is quite common in various fitness activities. It happens when you perform more than your body can recover from, both in and out of the gym. This can take a shorter or less severe variation, often referred to as overreaching or a more severe variation.

However, CT Fletcher, the reigning world champion in professional body building, has a different attitude towards overtraining. He believes overtraining is individualized and, as such, cannot be generalized.

Fletcher holds that what would pass for over-training for one individual would be nothing more than a regular workout to another man. Mr. Fletcher insists that most people never get to a point where they over-train, thus making the term relative.

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So, what are the common signs of overtraining?

  1. Loss of motivation

You know you are getting beyond your limits when you are losing the motivation to get to the gym. This is your body’s way of telling that you need time off to recover because you are doing too much.

Certainly, everyone experiences those days when they do not feel like training. However, if you go days or even weeks without the desire to get to the gym, then you need to listen to your body and get a rest.

  1. Sore feeling, especially after a big workout

If you are getting the right food while working out hard but still feel severe soreness after your training sessions, then chances are you are taking too much at the gym.

This kind of soreness differs from the usual feeling you experience after training as it takes a few extra days to heal and might be a little painful. Overtraining tend to be much common in beginners who do too much too fast.

  1. When you stop seeing results

In case you do not know, too much workout can cause you to shed off the muscle and gain fat! If it were as simple as energy balance, burning more fat than you take in, then the more you work out, the better things would be to you.

However, you need to note that hormones play a huge role in the whole equation. Excessive training can trigger your body to produce low amounts of testosterone while producing high amounts of cortisol. However, the problem is your body increases both fat deposition and insulin resistance.

  1. You lose focus and become restless

This is common in strength or power athletes, or those who work out with intensity intervals.

This happens when your sympathetic nervous system runs into overdrive, triggering restlessness, hyperexcitability and ability to stay focused. This state makes it quite hard for anyone to recover after a workout.

I found a good video from Scooby about overtraining.

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How to avoid overtraining

It takes days, or even weeks, for the body to fully recover from overtraining.

If this is the case, then you may want to take time off your training schedule to recover. However, you can avoid this scenario by training smart while allowing your body adequate time to heal.

Here are a few tips that can help you avoid going beyond your limits at the gym.

  1. Get adequate sleep

Sleep is cheap yet so effective and simple. However, most folks tend to miss the ball when it comes to sleeping.

If you want to realize great results while avoiding the risk of overtraining, then you need to hit the hay an hour or two earlier than you usually do. Sleep is essential because it helps your body recover.

  1. Eat well

Diet plays an important role in your recovery after a workout. Without proper nutrition, you are shooting yourself in the foot well before you can even begin the race.

Just in the same way you would not drive your car without gas, so shouldn’t your workout without proper nutrients in your body.

To avoid overtraining, be sure to have the adequate intake of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats.

Also, be sure to take adequate water. Always remember, your pre and post exercise meals play a key role in your recovery process.

  1. Proper training

You can avoid problems caused by frequent training by having a smart workout schedule. As a thumb rule, only train enough to elicit the desired response.

Never work out to the point where you need up to two weeks to recover from a single session. It is advisable that you rest between lifting sessions as much as you can and avoid heavy full body training lifts one or two days consecutively.

Also, consider changing your training intensity week to week. Depending on your training goals and experience, consider having a loading week where you significantly lower your training volume every 5 to 12 weeks.

CT Fletcher does not advocate that you do what he does. Thus, it is important that you know your training limits. Being sensitive to the signs of overtraining can help you avoid injuries that can sideline you from the gym for a long time.

Remember, workout results do not happen overnight, so be sure to pace yourself and approach exercises with care and caution.

 

An Overview On How To Get Big Like CT Fletcher

An Overview On How To Get Big Like CT Fletcher

Get Big

So, in my previous article I wrote about the most favorite exercises from CT Fletcher yet many people ask me if there is a specific program that they can follow week by week to achieve more results.

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Well, I came across a special program, see the video below. I had some doubts in the start but it seems to be the best selling guide on the market, as we speak!

I’ve heard many positive results from folks who have done this. But at the same time, the bodybuilding community may not be ready for this yet, as it is very new.

 

What Does CT Fletcher think of 30 Minute Abs?

What Does CT Fletcher think of 30 Minute Abs?

CT Fletcher has to have some of the funniest internet ramblings of all time when it comes to the bodybuilding community.

Most body builders are straight forward, calm and usually, have a boring personality. CT Fletcher, however, combines the image of the Hulk with the attitude of Samuel L Jackson.

In any of his videos, you can probably hear a combination of “muthafucka” and “bullshit” quite a few times.

So it’s no surprise that he has quite a colorful opinion of 30-minute ab exercise machines and the people who use them.

Not only just the ab workouts but anything promising you results from doing 30 minutes a week worth of work.

So is he right when he calls them all BS; are they all just a rip-off and waste of time? Well duh… Think about this one for a moment.

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  1. If 30 Minute workout exercises were legit and got you ripped, gyms worldwide would go under.
  2. Honestly, how many people enjoy going to the gym? If you could stay at home, do 30 minutes worth of work a day but see the results without spending $150 a month and 20 hours a week in a gym, don’t you think people would be doing that.
  3. Not only that, but people would be ripped everywhere. There’d be nothing special about being in shape with rock solid abs and 22-inch arms because if those machines worked, everyone would look like that.
  4. The companies who sold you those products would go under as well. I mean hell, what company in their right mind would sell you a product that worked the first time, especially when their target audience is lazy and desperate out of shape people?

No one would have any reason to buy their next product or other products to compliment that product.

If those machines worked, that product would be all they needed to get in shape and they’d be done with them.

So WHY to this day, are people still so in love with those machines and all of those gimmicks?

Why does CT Fletcher hate and despise the crowd of “30-minute workouts” so much?

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They’re Lazy

How often have you heard someone complain that they weren’t living the life they wanted or that they wanted something?

I’m guessing you’ve heard it a lot. Now, how often have you heard that person provide a solution to their problem or tell you what they’re going to do about it? I’m guessing the answer to that would be close to never.

People don’t want solutions to a problem; they want the right to complain about a problem.

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They’re Entitled

If history TV shows has showed us anything, it’s that everyone was apparently in magnificent shape by design.

Everyone firmly believes that it’s just how people looked back then and no one had to work for anything.

What this has done is, created an entitlement mindset and people think they’re owed a body like that, regardless of how bad their diet is or how lazy they are.

There’s no substitute for hard work and all of those 30 minute BS products are designed to make money for fat rich people who own those companies.

Ask the CEOs and the owners of the products to use the machines, they’ve probably never stepped foot onto one.