Updated: Jan 29, 2020
Everyone wants to turn their fat into muscle. Everyone also wants to do it rather quickly. I mean, is there really a secret or formula to looking like the guy who deadlifts 500 pounds or the mom who looks absolutely amazing after having her 3rd child? Perhaps. In other words, there's a point that people may miss along the way.
(Keep in mind that everyone's body is different and our muscles react differently to different things.)
Are you leaving out one of these points?
I'm eating right with the exception of my cheat snack (A cheat snack isn't something you should be eating everyday by the way.)
Along with eating right, I do my best to make sure my daily lifestyle is just as healthy as what I eat. (In other words, be superior to negative thoughts and low actions.)
I train just as hard as I do on my job.
When I do train, I make sure to work out the supporting muscles while I train the main muscles.
Here's the thing: Lets say you work out 5 times per week consistently with 2 rest days (not active rest days), but you still aren't seeing results. Well, how about we look at what you're doing.
On so-and-so day you're working chest and quads. Do you see a problem with that? I'll give you a hint. The problem is what you're doing compared to what I said on the last bullet above. If you're working chest, there's nothing wrong with doing quads. By all means DON'T stop training your quads. It's a simple solution. Think about the muscle that you're targeting then train around it.
In other words, if you're going to work out your traps (upper and middle), then you should be working out your deltoids and/or Teres Major (muscle between your shoulders and the middle of your back) as well.
Why should I train my supporting muscles? Lets think about it for a sec. If your occupation is working as an electrician, you're most likely on your feet of course. You'll probably crawl in some tight places or work from a tall ladder also. Yes, you will definitely use your legs to get you where you need to go. If you think about it, you'll start feeling light pressure on your lower back and eventually experience back pain from standing in that position for so long or doing the same motion for a couple of hours at a time on a ladder. You will want to strengthen your back just as much as you would strengthen your legs.
What should I do next? Think about your daily activities and think about the muscles that you're using. Once you figure that out, think about the muscles that support or what muscles surround that muscle and tweak your fitness plan from there!