Concentrate on your mind-set, stay positive and always find a way to do something rather than finding an excuse.
Don’t neglect the quality of your nutrition – you can’t out train a bad diet. Listen to your body and feed your body what it needs. Never go against your body by following a particular diet dogma.
When you exercise focus on movement patterns and how good you perform each exercise. The quality of an exercise programme isn’t measured by how long it lasts or how much you do. It’s how you do it that counts and what makes a difference to how you look. Strive to achieve intensity through increasing the time under tension, use the correct exercise tempo and use the correct rest in between sets of exercises that suits your goal. And don’t forget to use the right range of repetitions and resistance for your goal too.
Give as much attention to your recovery as you do your exercise. On a practical level, get plenty of sleep, which is extremely important and often overlooked. Kick the electronics out of the bedroom. At the other end of the day, when you first wake up, do anything that gets your body and mind ready for activity. You’ll be more receptive to activity throughout the day.
According to a BBC report the number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled in the last 25 years. Doctors now say that the condition is reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions.
Some experts believe obesity is responsible for more ill health than smoking. Being significantly overweight is linked to a wide range of health problems, including:
High blood pressure
Some cancers (eg, breast and prostate cancers)
Snoring and sleep apnoea
Stress, anxiety, and depression
Unless obesity is tackled, the government predicts that 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children in Britain will be obese by 2050.
If you are looking to lose weight and become healthier, working with a Personal Trainer may be the way forward! Drop me a message or give me a call for more information.
The first and most effective step you can take is cleaning up your diet. There are lots of little steps you can take. Check out my diet blog for help.
If you want to be lean, exercise consistency is key. If you exercise on a regular basis and are not happy with the results, or there isn’t any form of exercise you particularly enjoy, it would be wise to enlist the help of a Personal Trainer to help you.
There are many ways of structuring exercise routines and different exercise principles to explore within each exercise session.
If you don’t get variety in your gym routine and diet, you run the risk of minimising your results.
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The best way to approach exercise for rapid weight loss is to concentrate on multi joint exercises using your own body weight or free weights as resistance. Let your body become the gym – move your body in the way it was designed and not what a piece of gym equipment dictates.
You will burn more calories and build core strength and flexibility if you stay away from fixed range of motion resistance machines and boring cardio equipment. Most of the equipment you find in commercial gyms can be dangerous when used long-term and incorrectly, they are also inadequate for the type of results most people want.
Find some key movements your body can tolerate away from machines and work them hard. Work on your flexibility if it’s a limiting factor to what you can do correctly and safely. Include exercises that cover every type of movement pattern so you don’t end up with muscle imbalances that can lead to pain and injuries. Get professional help or research exercises that cover all the movement patterns so you can have a balanced exercise programme. Never get complacent with the same exercise programme for too long, continually modify and progress and challenge yourself. Be a winner!
Dieters have been led to believe counting calories or points is the best way to lose weight even though the long-term success rate is very poor.
Following a calorie restricted diet will only work at the beginning of a diet because a calorie deficit is more beneficial than a calorie surplus regardless of what the calories are.
As soon as your body gets over this correction the quality of the calories you ingest and the way in which you get them into your diet is everything.
Is your diet working for you?
Are you finding it difficult to reach your ideal body weight?
Are you losing weight but not body fat?
Are your energy levels consistent?
Are your meals keeping you satiated for up to 5 hours?
If you answered NO – your diet is broken and isn’t working for you!
If you are interested in learning how to fix your diet and lose weight and body fat quickly without the need to count calories or points please get in touch today!