A couple years back, perhaps even longer, Dorian Yates came up with the quote “Moderation in bodybuilding is a vice; moderation in discipline is failure”. I want you to reread this quote, understand it and let it sink in.
Now, when most people think of a bodybuilder, they usually think of a steroid abusing monkey. Dorian, however was much more then your typical meat head in the gym, he was a champion and he was a machine. His mind was set on his goals and he completed them without any problems, which I believe was mostly due to his legendary and one of a kind discipline. Funny, what a man can accomplish as long as his discipline is in check, right?
However, though, lets keep moving on. If you read between the lines you will know what the first part means , but for those that don’t, lets decode it for them.
“Moderation in bodybuilding is a vice” and it truly is. Funny enough scientific studies are coming out that high intensity training for up to forty five minutes three to four time weekly is way more efficient and better then building muscle then the conventional bodybuilding way of volume training, seven days a week.
One must realize that more is not always the answer when it comes to bodybuilding. It, however is the other way around, less is more, and by keeping your training intensity very high you will be able to gain muscle like crazy. Just remember to train each muscle to complete muscular failure positively, negatively and statically.
Now, the second part of this quote is very easy to decode and understand, but not many people truly understand it. “Moderation in discipline, is failure” and it truly is. If you cheat on your diet just once, you’ve already set yourself up to failure. How many people do you know that screwed up on their diets, I personally know lots!
Overall, if you want to succeed in life, you need to that have that will and drive to complete your goals in hand with a Dorian Yates like discipline.