Fat Loss Hypertrophy Recovery

Learn to prioritise or you’ll get mediocrity

If you want to maximise how effectve you are both inside and outside the gym then you need to learn how to flip priorities, says Ben Pakulski

Ben Pakulski is a IFBB Pro bodybuilder and creator of the Mi40 Nation website. He is based in Tampa, Florida.

1 Learn to be lazy
Managing priorities is definitely a skill I’ve had to learn. Prior to being a pro bodybuilder I barely slept. My friends would always say to me ‘it’s okay to sit down once in a while’. When I became a competitive bodybuilder I had to learn to be lazy so I could recover properly.

2 Prioritise to win
Shifting your priorities is best learned from experience but I can tell you this: if you try to do everything then you get mediocre at everything and that sucks. It has happened to me recently when preparing for a show. I tried to do way too much and your body breaks down.

3 Work a shift system
If you try to do too much your productivity sucks. So now I balance training and business. After the contest season is over I switch into business mode and I take control of that area of life. I do one workout a day as opposed to two or three and then I’ll shift back when show prep starts again.