Readers of my blog know that I am a big believer in body weight training. It doesn't require any sort of equipment, can be done anywhere and is super effective in sculpting a great body.
A few weeks ago while I was watching the US Olympic gymnastic team compete, I noticed something, all of the girls were;
A: Very short B: In terrific shape.
I also realized that gymnasts for the most part only train using their own body weight. Most of these boys and girls have built lean muscular bodies by performing a series of jumps, pulls, pushes, squats, presses and short runs over many years. These same principles should be applied to your own training. If your goal is to build a lean sexy physique remember to train more like a gymnast.
This morning as I left the house for my first client, the chilly morning air made me realize that summer is quickly coming to an end. Soon the relaxing days spent on a patio and weekends chilling at a cottage will be over.
With the end of summer, many people will be headed back to school. If you are like me you are looking forward to seeing school friends, and getting back into the groove of things. Hopefully in your case the upcoming year is going to be full of pleasant surprises, achievements and successes.
Maybe you have put on a few pounds from taking time off from the gym this summer, or maybe you have just made the decision to finally get back into shape.Either way I am going to share with you some valuable tips to help your fat loss goal become a reality.
Tip #1:Schedule your workouts a week in advance.
This year when you get your timetable for courses check for open slots in-between classes and schedule in your workouts in big bold marker. By doing this you will be able to ensure that you are exercising regularly and not wasting time hanging out being unproductive.
Tip #2: Pack gym clothes with you
Preparation is the key to getting in great shape. Pack a pair of shorts and t-shirt and gym shoes with you each morning before you head out the door. The sight of them each time you open your bag will act as a constant reminder to head to the gym when you have a break.
Tip#3: Make a play list
Lets face it, exercising with music makes the experience that much better. The key to a kick-butt workout is to put a mix of your favorite high-energy songs on your ipod and crank it up once you get in the gym. The addition of up-tempo beats will inspire you to work that much harder.
Tip #5: Pack some quick snacks
By now your bag must weigh a ton, but the availability of healthy foods whenever you want is well worth it. It can be frustrating to break your healthy eating plan by settling for junk food because there is nothing on hand. Take the worry out of the equation by packing some healthy snacks like almonds or an apple. Your body will thank you for it later.
Tip#6: Perform a 45-minute resistance training circuit 3 x a week
Once you do make it to the gym, start with a light bodyweight warm-up, and then proceed to a short intense fat loss circuit. The key to real effective weight loss is the combination of resistance training and short rest intervals. The best exercises for this type of training are what we call compound movements, or bang for your buck exercises. For more detail on the appropriate workouts for your fat loss go to www.fitfreshman.com
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Certified as an NSCA personal trainer and Olympic weight lifting coach, Teiko is hailed as one of Toronto’s top personal trainers, his ability to produce straightforward yet effective programs has given him a reputation for getting results.