You can achieve more than you think. Here’s the proof

Your goal of achieving the leaner, stronger and fitter body you want is closer than you think, says New Body Plan creator Jon Lipsey

In September 2020, David had a dad bod. He was a bit soft in his chest and he was getting bigger around his belly. He decided to do something about it and used New Body Plan to transform his physique.

In December 2020 he had pecs and a six-pack.

In January 2021 Men’s Fitness magazine were so impressed with his result that they wrote a story about it.

When I asked David if, before he started his transformation, he expected to be featured in the UK’s biggest fitness magazine, his response was short and clear. It was, he said: “unlikely”.

That tells you something important. It tells you that what you currently think you’re capable of achieving and what you are actually capable of achieving are two different things.

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Three steps to a six-pack
Of course, a transformation doesn’t just magically happen. You need to follow a training and nutrition plan that works and you need to apply yourself to the best of your ability.

The good news, however, is that if you do the above then you will be surprised you the results you see – if, like David, you do these three simple things:

1: Assume that you will succeed
David said a Men’s Fitness feature was unlikely, but he also added that he “secretly would have done everything possible to get it as I hate not achieving things”. I talk about belief quite a lot because there’s a correlation in how much belief you have in your ability to make a change and how much of a change you actually make. So even if you have self-doubt, consciously put that to one side and get in the mindset that a positive result is inevitable. If you take that energy into a session, you’ll knock the session out the park. And If you knock your sessions out the park, you’ll get a great result.

2: Don’t over-analyse your progress
I’ll let you in to a secret. David didn’t actually make that much progress in the first couple of weeks. But he didn’t panic. He just followed the process. That’s crucial because no one transforms their body in 7 or 14 days. So I don’t really care about how much progress you’ve made at the end of week one. But I do care about how far you’e come by the time the plan ends. And if you want to maximise your progress then you need to trust the process.

3: Eat well and train smart
Not rocket science, is it? David didn’t miss a single training session in his plan and he followed our nutrition advice. He ate a bit less bread and he ate a lot more veg. He prepared his own food rather than eating processed stuff and he actually fell in love with cooking again. Nothing radical. Nothing heroic. Nothing you couldn’t do.

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