Here are 30 of the most incredible weight loss transformations of all time
I list this first because rest—between exercise sessions and sleep—is perhaps the most underrated component of your transformation. People think that going 100 miles per hour, feeling the burn, and pushing themselves day after day helps make their body stronger faster. In a sense, the body does get smarter and learns to adapt to your recklessness, but it's a trap! Muscles grow when your body is at rest, so you truly must rest. Your rituals outside the gym can influence overall growth and improvements. Hard lifting and physical exertion stress the body out.