What you need to know about transforming your Physique
Wherever we look we see rippling muscular physiques. From fitness magazine covers to pop stars and athletes. The health and fitness industry is subsequently booming with so many trying to emulate their icons. However, lets get this straight, there is no magic formula to achieve the physique of your dreams. Getting in ‘shape’ takes dedication and consistency or consistent dedication if you prefer.
This article will endeavour to highlight some realistic changes that you will have to make to improve your physique:
Routine, Routine, Routine!
Firstly, you must be prepared to join a gym and train hard on a consistent basis. Realistically it will take 6 months to see noticeable changes in your physique. Stick at it and the rewards will follow. If you are new to training it would help to get a programme to give you structure and routine. It may also be advisable to seek some assistance from a personal trainer in order to ensure your ‘form’ (technique) is correct from the start. Correct form will significantly reduce the risk of injury.
Clean up your act!
To reduce body fat you must be prepared to diet alongside your training. Dieting doesn’t have to be regimented and boring. You can make your diet flexible. However, in order to reduce body fat you must be prepared to place your body in a slight calorie deficit over an extended period of time.
HIIT, your secret weapon in for fat loss!
Introduce some cardiovascular (CV) training alongside your resistance/weight training. This will maximise fat loss. Evidence suggests that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is most beneficial for maintaining muscle mass whilst reducing body fat.
Rest & Recover!
Do not underestimate the value of good quality sleep. Remember when we sleep we are resting and recovering. This is when we grow. We damage the muscle during our intense gym sessions and repair and grow whilst we sleep. Good quality sleep also allows us to feel refreshed and train at a high intensity on a regular basis.
Focus & stay positive. Results will follow!
Utilise the power of the mind; motivation, determination and discipline are all traits you will need to develop. Transforming your physique will prove to be a mental as well as a physical challenge. There will be times when you won’t feel like training. There will be times when you want to eat badly. There will be times when you want to consume alcohol. However, achieving the physique of your dreams will have to involve some sacrifices. Let’s be honest if it was easy we’d all be Greek Gods. Only those who work hard, diet consistently and make sacrifices will achieve their aesthetic dream.
Don't be fooled by the so called 'Miracle Fat Burners' and marketing BS!
Finally, do not be fooled by what claim to be miracle fat burning supplements. Supplementation can support your training goals and aid your physique transformation but this will not be achieved without appropriate diet and exercise over an extended period of time.
DEDICATION AND CONSISTENCY / CONSISTENT DEDICATION = RESULTS / PHYSIQUE TRANSFORMATION