Most of you are aware of the aging process – we are living it out in our own lives – like it or not! Did you know that once you’re an adult, whether you’re a man or a woman, you start automatically gaining about 1/2 a kilo of extra fat every single year?
In fact, a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that your body stores even more fat once you hit age 25… now recall those conversations with friends: “My body is changing I just can’t eat what I used to and stay the same shape!” And it adds up. If you’re a man you’re now packing on over 2.5 kilos a year. And if you’re a woman, every year your waistline is growing a little more than 4 kilos.
Now take a seat to hear this… Did you know that by the time you’re 30 years old, you’re not only storing more fat… your body’s already starting to “break-down”? As the needle on the scale creeps to the right, your bones, tendons and joints are getting weaker. Mmm and to add insult to injury, you’re actively losing lean muscle tissue. The muscle that used to make you look “toned” in all the right places and keep your metabolism running hot is now disappearing, as fat and cellulite take its place.
Lightbulb moment: Did you know that all of this is preventable, and even reversible, at any age? That there are simple steps you can take to roll back your body’s fat-storing, muscle-wasting decline no matter how long it’s been creeping up on you?
That you can aim higher than just getting “back to normal”… and unleash hidden energy, strength, flexibility and clarity that you’ve never tapped into before, even at your “peak” (and look better than ever in the process)?
Keep reading and you’ll discover the easiest way to transform your body and your energy for good – all in less than one hour a week.
It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, young, old or in-between. It doesn’t matter how strong or out-of-shape you are. The truth is, this works for anyone, at any level of fitness and in any stage of life.
And wherever you’re at, it’s critical that you get this information now – whether you exercise everyday, or haven’t seen the inside of a gym or touched your toes in years as it is never too late to start making the right choices to achieve the best version of yourself!
The TRUTH is there are three key principles you must apply in order to stop your body’s “natural” weight-gain and muscle-loss, and start re-shaping your body so you can look and perform your best-ever.
Throw out the cliches – like, “Do more cardio!” or, “Just lift heavier weights and take fat-burner pills!”
These 3 Steps Reveal What You Must STOP Doing:
- Before You Set Foot In A Gym
- If You’re Tired Of Exercising With Nothing To Show For It
- And Exactly How To Start Getting Results Your Very First Week…
Step 1: AVOID Workouts Over 20-30 Minutes
Hey, there’s a reason gyms are filled with TV’s – most people’s workouts last so long, the only way they can stand the boredom is staring at a television screen.
But the truth is, marathon 45-minute, 60-minute, even 90-minute workouts do more harm than good. In fact, not counting warm-up and cool-down there’s no reason you should ever work out longer than 20-30 minutes… maximum.
And it’s not only because these drawn-out routines are almost impossible to stick with, or make time for in your day.
If you exercise much longer than 20-30 minutes, the extra time not only isn’t giving you any extra results… it can actually make you fatter.
That’s because longer workouts put strain on your body, causing it to release cortisol, a “stress hormone” that blocks fat-loss at a cellular level.
At the same time, extended exercise can flood your body with damaging “free radicals” that cause accelerated aging inside and out.
Fortunately, the latest science proves that when you do them the right way… SHORT workouts give you an extended “afterburn” benefit for up to 48 hours after you’re done.
Yes, that means you can literally “burn calories” while you sleep – and do it even more efficiently than if you were sweating it out for 90 minutes daily at the gym.
Step 2: FORGET Popular and Dangerous “Extreme” Workouts
From the kinds of intense HIIT running, jumping and “cross training” workouts many workout programs and trainers recommend, you’d think they were getting kickbacks from physical therapists and chiropractors.
Most Personal Trainers can confidently teach you how to use one of the machines at the gym, but only a few really know what they’re talking about when it comes to “good form” for routines like running, weights, or bodyweight exercises.
And that is what can be fatal to your fat-loss and fitness goals… because if you get bad advice, you can easily end up doing the same “wrong move” over and over, until it wrecks you rather than strengthens and defines you!
So unless you’re a professional athlete, if any Personal Trainer or fitness ‘guru’ tries to sell you on jumping straight into movements you have no idea how to do, and just “suck it up” if they feel too hard… I am telling you now don’t run, sprint in the other direction.
There’s a smarter (and much more efficient) way to get more results from every workout. A combination of weight resistance training, low intensity and high intensity in this ratio.
Step 3: STOP Switching Up Your Routine… “Muscle Confusion” Doesn’t Work
Many fitness programs try to convince you you’ll get better results and never get bored because before your body can “adapt” to one workout, you’re already switching to another random workout. Don’t believe it. You can’t “trick” your body into losing fat and getting fit.
Making your body “guess” using some disruptive techniques can work, but most workouts “disrupt” all the wrong thing and create stress within your body. You need to make sure your workout switches the right things up at the right times, so that your fat loss builds from one session to the next and only an educated Personal Trainer can teach you this concept!
Otherwise, you are constantly taking one step forward… and two steps back.
The good news is, you can take the “confusion” out of your workouts without getting bored doing the same routine again and again. And while you’re at it, you can cut your weekly exercise time down to less than 2 -3 hours, while getting results you can see and feel with every single session.
At Be Fit Hub we are experts in Functional Training. All our programs are designed to take you from wherever you are now, and move you steadily toward your goals.
If you’re not ready to put in some intense, challenging effort during just a few short sessions each week, then this is not for you.
The truth is, anything that really works is simple and sustainable, but never easy!
Signing off now having completed week 23/52 of my next body transformation and off to the next level of postgraduate studies in Metabolic Precision.
Happy Long Weekend! xx