1. Before you begin, make sure you're mentally prepared. Despite the fact that you're focused on your physical development, I've found that having the right frame of mind makes all the difference. If you don't have a naturally positive attitude, do your best to develop one. Once you've got your head on straight, you can use one of the most powerful techniques available to ensure that you reach your maximum potential: visualization. Before you create your chiseled physique, you've got to imagine the result.