Solid workout routines are built upon simple principles. Working out isn't the rocket science that every video/tv/infomercial guru and fitness magazine would have you believe. The names might have changed but the basic principles have remained the same for decades. I'm gonna give you the NO BS version of how to get in great shape and stay in shape no matter who you are.
So, if you spend more time at the gym than you do with your family and not getting the results you want, then you've come to the right place. Getting in great shape shouldn't take 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. If it does, you're doing something wrong.
One thing I know is working out. I've been working out and into fitness and sports for over 25 years and I'll be doing that till the day I die. Like a lot of fitness people, I'm a personal trainer. Now, that may or may not mean something to you, but it does give a baseline of knowledge about working out.
What means more to me and probably should to you as well is that what I've learned from 25 years of experience and study FAR eclipses anything I ever learned getting my personal training credentials. Exercise, fitness and sports are my passions and this is my...
What does that mean? Essentially it comes down to these 5 principles:
1. Use the most effective exercises for your fitness goal.
Not all exercises are created equal. You can do db chest flyes till the cows come home, but it isn't gonna build a chest like the barbell bench press will.
2. Perform those exercises correctly.
Learn how to do the exercises properly. Sloppy form leads to ugly, flat muscle.
3. Make the most efficient use of your time.
I don't know about you, but working out is a means to an end. You workout to look good, to get strong, to get lean, to play sports better, to be healthy, etc. You and I both have better things to do than spend 2 hours in the gym every day.
4. Work hard.
Nothing in this world comes from being lazy, and that goes double for working out. Half a$$ workouts lead to half a$$ results. Push yourself, go to failure, feel that muscle pain, go for it and you'll get results.
5. Progression - keep raising your goals/weights/etc.
Keep a journal to track your progress and keep pushing for that "one more rep" in every workout.
Start here if you don't know jack or just need a refresher on basic exercises, designing a workout, building muscle or losing fat. Then again start here even if you do, cause there's likely something in here you don't know.
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QUOTE: “Everything worthwhile is worth working for. The harder you work, the greater the rewards.”