There is one thing MORE powerful, in my confident opinion, than any other factor - CONSISTENCY!
Here's what is going to happen in about 10 days when 2008 hits:
Once they find the ONE, they will feel confident that this is the solution to their problems. They are excited because the program is new.
But after 3 or 4 weeks (maybe they make it 3 or 4 months if they're really ambitious) it gets old. It's not "exciting" anymore which results in a few more Google searches until they find another program from someone they have never heard of before or perhaps they discover a unique training method which looks better than the hard training they are already doing.
They immediately print off this new workout, and the program you planned on being the ONE a few weeks ago, is suddenly by the waste side because it's been replaced with a new one.
This will happen over and over and over again until, believe it or not, it will be 2009 and they'll have little to show for all the programs they've "taste tested" and not been consistent with.
Can you relate?
The program has not failed you. You have failed yourself. You have failed in NOT being consistent and NOT giving it enough time to work. Do you think pro bodybuilders switch between full body workouts for a few weeks then kettlebells another month then sand bag training, then Olympic training, then Pilates then 10 x 10, blah, blah, blah. NO!
Pro bodybuilders (or eliete athletes for that matter) do not program hop. They do the same things year in and year out - they are consistent! Sure, they might incorporate some better methods over the years but they are consistent in applying the FOUR things that truly make a difference in a muscular physique:
Overload + Progression + Caloric Support + Consistency
That is it. Nothing more. Nothing less.
In recent conversations with some of my most muscular friends, a common theme arises. Each of these guys and gals have built their physiques with only 1 (or maybe 2) methods of training. But they are CONSISTENT, year in and year out, with the method they follow.
They are okay with "missing out" on the latest trends, programs and philosophies because they are getting great results being consistent and not getting distracted by the "latest" no matter how promising something may seem.
Committ yourself to being consistnet in 2008!
Author & Creator, No Nonsense Muscle Building
Contributor to Men's Fitness Magazine