Tomorrow kicks off the start to 2014.
And you know what that means – New Year Resolutions!
This is the year to accomplish big things, and it’s definitely going to be the year you reach all of your health and physique goals.
Yep. You’re going to start eating better, dropping body fat, and building a great looking body you’ll absolutely love.
The truth is, many people approach their health and fitness New Year Resolution in a similar way. Let’s take a look at the typical regimen people say they’re going to follow to eat better and get fit:
The “Typical” New Year Resolution approach:
Go to the gym 4-5 times per week
Do cardio 5-7 times per week
Kick things off right with some type … Click to continue reading
Strength training, and working out in general, should never be used as a form of punishment.
For example, proclaiming to perform an extra, or just a more challenging workout, because you overate or indulged in some Halloween candy is not a good idea.
If your workouts are fueled by the punishment mentality, then you really need to change things up. Now.
I quote my good friend, Jen Keck, very often and I’ll do so once again:
“Train because you love your body, not because you hate it.”
It’s a simple phrase, but let’s examine it a bit closer.
How many times have you done a workout because you over indulged at a party, ate more cookies than you initially planned, broke into your kid’s Halloween candy … Click to continue reading
Consistently applying some simple nutrition guidelines and following a practical strength training program that easily fits into your schedule will produce better results than attempting to follow even the most perfect diet and workout regimen.
And I’m going to prove it in this article.
Consistency trumps perfection.
To prove this point I’m going to share a story about my friend, who I’ll refer to as Amanda.
Amanda has tried numerous popular diets and workout programs over the years. She’d begin them with fierce determination and proclaim, ‘”This time I’m going to be successful.”
So she started the latest rigid, restrictive diet and “hardcore” workout regimen, and after a couple of weeks she had already achieved some great results. Her pants were already looser … Click to continue reading