Once again we are going back to basics. The topic of today’s discussion is unsurprising, given that this is a fitness blog. A lot of them are found in our digital products that have helped many people successfully beat the battle of the bulge. You can get them all as part of the Granite Fitness Masterclass or the Granite Fitness Solution.
Nevertheless, since this is a blog, we will be sharing some of our tips with our valued fans today. This is in response to the constant stream of emails and messages that we get. This is not surprising as it is a known statistical fact that many people are not consistent and fail in the first three months of an exercise program. We are here to change that. Here goes:
One: Watch What You Eat.
Yes, the list begins with something that is not directly exercise or fitness-related, but it needs to be emphasized as some experts attribute 80% of weight loss success to this factor alone. Good nutrition equates to good health. Good nutrition involves providing your body with the required nutrients in appropriate amounts.
Two: Stress Less.
Item number two also doesn’t relate to physical fitness. But it is important because the battle starts in the mind. If you are stressed it will affect everything else in your life. So do resolve to keep matters of your life in proper perspective. Know what factors you can and cannot control in your life. Don’t “stress out” over those things beyond your control. See change as an opportunity, not a threat.
Three: Move It!
This is partially psychological too. The fact of the matter is that you can do everything right, but if you don’t get down to business, you can’t meet your objectives. Resolve to be active in a variety of physical activities on a regular basis that will develop strength, cardiovascular capacity and flexibility. If you’re unmotivated, start with something simple.
Four: Cardio For Your Large Muscle Groups.
If weight loss or maintenance is your goals, there is always room for cardio or an equivalent of it. The reason is that you want to work your large muscles, for they burn the most calories.
Five: Include Weight Training.
Cardio is important, especially if you want to reduce your body size. But if you want to get that toned look and be able to increase your strength level, weight training is a must. Of course, one practical tool for it would be resistance bands, but it is by no means the only option. There are other options at the Granite Fitness Online Store. Challenge your muscles; do it!
This one might be a little controversial, but I think it is always good practice to stretch after a workout. I always advise people to start their workout at a low intensity and end the workout with a stretch. This allows your muscles to cool down properly and get the blood flowing to flush out some of the lactic acid that causes soreness.
Resolve to get enough sleep. The basic guideline concerning how much sleep you need is whatever enables you to feel refreshed, alert and in relative good spirits the next day. Sleep helps to rest and restore your body – both physically and mentally. And did you know that most of your muscle growth occurs when you sleep? Now you do.
Eight: It’s All About The Lifestyle.
I must mention this as it is one of my pet peeves. Many people follow “diets” with some success, but wonder why it gets reversed once it ends. It doesn’t work that way. You need a system that works in the long-term. Resolve to commit to sound lifestyle choices. That is why the Granite Fitness Masterclass is so popular – it doesn’t force you to do things in an unnatural way.
There we go. If you follow these eight tips with a good level of vigilance, you should be well on your way to a life of fitness. Of course, there is a lot more than these few tips. If you want to supercharge your progress and results, don’t forget to grab a copy of the Granite Fitness Masterclass and subscribe to this blog.
Mark is an all-rounded guy with dreams, aspirations, and a desire to be a better version of himself. Having conquered obesity, he set-up Granite Fitness to help regular people get in shape and stay healthy. As of 2023, Mark spends his days as a People and Culture Manager. He holds three science degrees, a Diploma of Christian counselling, a Diploma of Human Resources, and a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety. Connect with Mark @ http://au.linkedin.com/in/marksptan