6 things I did to drop my bodyweight by 3% in less than 2 weeks, while spending only 3 hours a week in the gym.
If you’ve visited this site before, you’ll know that I’m not big on long, drawn out workouts; I prefer to be in and out of the gym as soon as I possibly can, and on with my day.
I was two weeks away from a trip to Maui and I wanted to shed a few pounds of fat, without sacrificing any of my muscle. Here’s the catch: I had two very busy weeks ahead and I didn’t want to spend more than 3 hours a week in the gym. I had more important things to do, but nonetheless, wanted to get in great shape for the trip. Read the rest of this entry »
In my workouts I’ll put down numbers for reps, like 10 reps in 3 sets. Please keep this in your memory: the goal is 10 reps, so choose a weight that you think you’ll fail at 10, if you fail before great! If it takes a couple more reps to fail then that’s fine as well. Read the rest of this entry »
How do you fit the right workouts and the right meals into a busy schedule?
Clearly identify your goals.When I did this I was able to plan more clearly and in turn fit much more into my day. Clear goals keep you focused, they also allow you to see how you’ve progressed. Visibly seeing your success will help you big time. Writing down clearly defined goals helped me realize what I was doing wrong and when I made the changes I needed to make, they helped me see the proof of my success.
Write down both short and long term goals and keep them measurable.
Whether you’re trying to lose fat, gain muscle or both, you have to plan your week out!Winging it won’t work.
For both gaining weight and losing it, you should be getting in 5-6 meals a day. Each meal should have a portion of protein and a portion of whole carbs or veggies, or both if you can fit them in. If you’re trying to gain weight your meals should be much bigger.
You don’t have to continually be counting calories, but to get an idea of how many you’re taking in each day try the google calorie counter. I’ll use this every now and then just to check up on my diet and make sure I’m getting enough calories each day.
Before I started planning out my meals I’d get stuck buying something quick to eat that was high enough in calories to cover a meal, but didn’t have the same nutritional value as a well balanced meal would. These high calorie snacks are the worst! They’ve got very little nutritional value and are full of empty, useless calories. So try planning your meals. It’ll do wonders for your diet, your goals and your health. Read the rest of this entry »