Some Simple Steps to Lose Fat, and Keep It Off

Fat loss is always a hot topic, but now that’s it’s spring time here in the USA, everyone is preparing for the upcoming swimsuit season. And that means A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO LOSE BODY FAT.

Unfortunately, many people will attempt to lose fat rapidly and in an unsustainable way. They’ll revolve their life around a diet and rigorous gym schedule.

Today I’d like to propose a much better approach to fat loss. When done this way, you can lose fat without even trying.

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Pacing Yourself

One of the biggest problems I see in many people’s training is the failure to plan for the long haul. I see it in newbies, I see it in bikini competitors, and I see it in powerlifters. We all want immediate results. But what’s most effective in the short run is rarely congruent with what’s most effective in the long run. Examples include: running yourself into the ground with endless cardio, starving yourself and depriving your body of important nutrients, failing to periodize and fluctuate training stress, grinding out progressively heavier weight with poor technique, and ignoring pain and discomfort. Delayed gratification isn’t sexy, but it’s necessary. You’ll see much better results if you can train hard year in and year out for many decades. Be good to your body and it will pay dividends.



Decide. Commit. Succeed.

In life and in fitness, we’re all naturally better at some things than at others. Thanks to genetics, certain types of exercise could feel easier or more enjoyable to you (people with more fast twitch muscle fibers, for example, have an easier time with activities like HIIT and sprints, whereas people with more slow twitch muscle fibers will be better at distance running).

But just because an activity isn’t your strong suit doesn’t mean you should skip it all together. In fact, if you want to see dramatic changes in your fitness level, you do need to do things that you’re not very good at or predisposed to. People that get a little better train their strengths, people that see dramatic gains train their weaknesses. And, hey, you may even end up loving it!

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