fitness

Are you lifting the right weight?

One thing you must have in mind when you exercise is a specific goal. Whether your goal is to grow muscles or just staying fit, you have to follow your goal. Honestly, when you don’t follow your goal, you find that there is no results. And even though your body changes, you still see no difference whatsoever. This happens because you haven’t set your goal.

The mind works in a certain way and in order for you to see a difference you have to work your way towards that specific goal. As soon as you set your goal, you will notice how your body progresses throughout the entire journey. So, with that being said, the only way to accomplish your goal is by setting it first.

Before you even think of joining the gym, ask yourself a couple of questions. This might help you to get on the right track to achieve your goal.

1-What do I want to accomplish?
2-How am I going to accomplish it?
3-How long will it take me to accomplish it?

These are key questions you need to answer first, before jumping on board. Working out is more than just that, it’s a life style and you have to adjust and make changes.

Now, that you have joined a gym and you are working your ass off, you’re going to notice that your body is changing, but you still not sure what you want.

Many newbies go through this phase most of the time. I went through myself, and I was lost. I had no direction. I got to a point I just exercise, but didn’t have a certain type of goal, in term what to accomplish. I felt like I was gaining muscles, but I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for.

You need to have a goal, an objective, something to work for, to strive for.

Now, there are two type of bodies in fitness. Those who are bodybuilders and those leaned and ripped who just want to look fit. Once you have an idea of how you want your body to look, then you would know exactly what you have to do.

You are in one of the two categories. For those looking to get ripped, lightweight lifting would do a nice job. Nothing heavy to grow and develop your muscles, just the right weight to keep your muscles tight and in good shape.

On the other hand, bodybuilders need to lift more and more weight every time, because that’s exactly what they want. They want to grow big muscles, and to do that they push themselves putting more weight on the bar. This would help them to gain big muscles.

Like I said, being fit and working out is a life style, is about creating yourself and molding your body the way you want it to look. Lifting the right weight will define your body the way you want it and it will help you achieve your goal.

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Lose Weight Quick

Fitness has become a huge trend nowadays among teens, young adults and adults. In other words, working out is a way of living and it can benefit you in many ways. Now, losing weight can be quite a challenge for many reasons. One of the main reason is that most people lack motivation. I believe motivation and consistency is what’s going to take you there, even when you feel like quitting, a little motivation can mean a huge difference.

The journey of losing weight is very long and you can’t expect to see good results fast, unless you embark yourself on a good healthy diet regime. Dieting is very important when trying to lose weight because the amount of calories you will need has to be less than the amount of calories you’ll burn. Let me rephrase that better, so you can have a better understanding of what you need to do. You need to intake less calories and burn more calories.

Your food is the key to succeed. You must eat clean all the time. Do your research and gather as much info as you possibly can about your diet. Knowing what’s inside your meal would help you a lot in losing weight, so start to read the labels of your food. I don’t want to sound like I’m exaggerating things, but this is the most efficient way to achieve this goal.

To burn calories fast you would need to incorporate some intense workouts to your routine. I normally start running on the treadmill for about 15 to 20 minutes, this would help me to loosen up and get my body ready for the next part. If you need burn more fat I recommend you to spend more time in the treadmill. When you are running on the treadmill don’t just walk, force yourself a little and try to run faster than you normally do. Get your body involved by pushing it to go over your limits. Your body needs to sweat and burn calories, and the more you push your boundaries the more calories you burn.

After I run and sweat my ass off on the treadmill, I continue with my abs routine.

My abs routine consists in leg raising, regular crunches, and planking. I don’t like to rest in between exercises because I’m looking forward to burning the most calories. If you can’t do this it’s fine, but push yourself and try to go beyond your limits.

Don’t rest in between exercises, but give yourself a 30 seconds rest after you have completed one set of each exercise altogether. This would allow you to catch your breath while getting ready to repeat everything again. That’s when you start feeling the intensity of your workouts and your body starts to heat up and burn those calories.

After you finish your abs routine you can go ahead and jump to whatever you are working on that day. Your chest, your back, your legs, whatever exercise you do, challenge your boundaries and set your own time to finish each exercise. This way you would feel pushed and committed to complete each tasks.

Next time you workout try the intense workout plan and you’ll see how in a couple of week your body starts to get leaner.

So, if you’re looking to have a slimmer body, combine a good and healthy diet with intense workout.