What is the best way to train? What is the best diet? What is the best form of cardio? Low volume vs. high volume? Clean eating vs IIYM? HIIT vs LISS? I’m sure these questions look very familiar to you and I’m sure you’ve asked at least one of them at some point. If not, congratulations on being part of an extremely rare breed! I know I’ve asked those questions over the years and especially in my younger years. We all desire to find the best way of doing something as it’s in our nature as bodybuilders. However what is truly wrong with those questions is that they are asked with a black or white mentality. There is absolutely no context behind them and without context, those questions truly cannot be answered for one’s current situation. Answering those questions is another animal and that requires having a big tool box filled with many tools. Not just having the tools, but truly understanding how to use them and more importantly when to use them. If we ask the same question, “What is the best way to train?”, but this time with context added to it, “What is the best way to train? I’m working 50 hours a week, 2 hours of commuting, I have a wife and 3 kids, knee issues, and I average 5-6 hours of sleep per night.” Makes a big difference right? The answer is going to require quite a few tools, so again context and understanding of your tools is huge!
In the video below I share my thoughts and experiences with opening your mind, expanding your toolbox and understanding the importance of context in progressing your bodybuilding journey.