– Alfred A. Montapert, American Author
I chose this quote, because today, as I sat for a moment between clients, I realized how many people just haphazardly go from one movement to the next with what appears to be no rhyme or reason. Their workout appears largely machined based. But darn it if they don't typically LOOK busy. Interesting enough these also tend to be the same people that complain of making little progress to their goals.
I'll Keep It Seriously Simple. If you are serious about getting ready for bikini season with the little time we have left before it starts getting crazy hot, here are a few tips that I guarantee will help you shed those extra pounds quickly.
1.) Don't skip your core/ab workout. Do it first while you're fresh and focused. It serves the purpose of getting the body ready for exercise and brings your mind into focus for the task at hand.
2.) Put on your headphones and focus on what you came to do.
3.) Pick 4-7 exercises that involve the total body or an upper body exercise followed by a lower body exercise. Do all movements in that cycle before resting for 2 min. Then do it again. Repeat 3-4 times. Then pick a different group of exercises again, 4-7 movements that utilize the entire body or alternate upper lower.
4.) Utilize leg movements that force you to support your own body weight. Sitting on a machine is fine if you're just starting out or in the midst of rehabing an injury. But by and large, your leg movements should include things like good old fashioned squats, lunges and deadlifts. There are literally hundreds of variations you can do that still fit the criteria of functional movement.
5.) Utilize upper body movements that force you to utilize your core as well as the muscle being worked. For instance, one-arm rows utilizing a dumbbell or cable, push-ups, pull-ups, bicep curls coupled with either lateral raises or shoulder press all on 1 leg (7-10 reps per side).
6.) Plan your meals ahead of time. Do NOT wait till the last minute, find yourself starving and make a poor choice in nutrition. Heck you're going to the gym, why not see the results.
7.) Before you start any of the above steps, take your measurements. Get a body composition done. Take your waist, hip, chest, and shoulder circumference measurements. You're going to the gym, might as well be sure you;re getting the results of all that time.
As always, let me know if this information was helpful.
PS. Be sure to print this out so you can get the benefit of all 7 secrets.
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