Top Ten Training Tips from Itrainhard, The Health and Fitness Professionals
In life these days there are so many conflicting stories and rumours about health and fitness, let me pass on the tips i have learned over 20 years fitness which i use for myself and my clients.
Personal Trainer Glenn Hill
1. Forget About Calories Used
Don't worry about the exact amount of calories you use during exercise (i.e. counting calories used on the display of a machine-they are so inaccurate and not worth following), and instead focus on what hapens after (which include the calories you burn after an intense strength session). To burn more fat over a 24-hour period (and not to mention, get in great shape), go as hard as you can in short burst which ensures max intensity.
2. You Can’t Out-Train a Poor Diet
This statement has always been true just like you can't out train stress. If you commit to a diet of clean food -mainly all colors of plants, lean quality proteins, good healthy fats, and grains like quinoa and limit processed refined food, fast food, sugar, super starchy grains, and trans fats, you can see tremendous results in your body.
3. Start Your Day with Exercise
Are you too busy or too lazy for fitness? Just try and fit in fitness first thing. Research shows that people who work out first thing in the morning work out more often. Why? Because you’re less likely to make excuses when you get it done before something else can get in your way.
4. Always Do What You Love
A healthy hobby is one of the best ways of maintaining health for life. However just doing slow running because you love it wont work (same training=same results). If you’re injured, switch gears and focus on another aspect of your fitness until you heal. Never stop searching for the right workout and schedule until you create exactly what works for you.
5. Throw Weights Around
I run a ladies gym and i tell all of my female members that the best way for a great toned body is throwing around heavy weights. Especially heavy weights and perform multi-joint exercises such as deadlifts, squats, and push presses. If your goal is to look toned and lose belly fat, combine 20 minutes of high-intensity cardio and 20 minutes of strength training for your workout—you’ll be finished in just 40 minutes and be in the best shape of your life.
6. Listen to Your Body, Not Your Mind
Your body knows better! On days when you don’t feel like working out, that’s your mind talking. Your body yearns for movement, circulation, and healing. When I’m having one of those days, I’ll take a few moments just to breathe well, and invariably, my arms want to stretch and I might press my hands into a wall and lengthen my spine—anything. And it always feels better.
7. More Muscles in Less Time
For the best exercise selection, focus on compound moves, not isolation exercises. A compound movement is something that engages every muscle in your body -such as pull-ups, pushups, or planks- whereas isolation exercises focus only on one muscle group (bicep curl). Compound movements will make you stronger, more explosive, and more toned than anything else.
8. Only a Fool Breaks the Two Day Rule
A top tip and a good rule of thumb is to stick to the two day rule: Never go more than two days in a row without a workout. It’s a game I play with myself, and I can’t lose. People that have longer periods of rest than exercise are fat and unfit and that is a fact, next time you spend a long weekend without exercise look down at your belly.
9. Think of Food as Fuel
Think of your food as fuel and not as a reward or something to satisfy your taste buds or cravings. Cravings for red bull or coffee or anything else only happen because your body is expecting them and feels as though it needs them/cut them out and eventually feel much better.
10. Small Changes Work Best
Making big changes and statements never work (just look at every New Years resolution you have ever made), so make small changes for lasting results. Most people feel results in two weeks, but can see results in six. Try this small change: Drink water before and during every meal and go to bed an hour early each day during the week, this will reduce overeating and improve your bodies repair process which will ensure more fat burning and better health without any exercise(promise).
Anyhoo just 10 of my favourite tips myself and clients use to remain in great shape well past 30 years of age.
Glenn (very fit at 39) Hill
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