Top 5 Fat Fighting Tips
by Chris Young
Set a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound) goal. Make sure that you set a goal that gets you excited about what you’re about to achieve.
Commit to a good nutritional plan. With my clients I recommend at least 5 protein, and fruit, or veg containing meals a day with carbs allowed around the time of your training session. If that sounds impossible to you then there are many other nutritional strategies that work; pick one and follow it.
Perform metabolically demanding resistance training at least 3 times a week. Studies have shown that after this type of training the metabolism is elevated for up to 40 hours after your workout. After slow go, steady state cardio, your metabolism is back to normal within minutes.
Perform interval based cardio sessions on non weight training days. Good news; you don’t have to come to the gym to do this. Simply perform any exercise at an easy level for 30-60 seconds followed by 30-60 seconds of hard effort. Repeat for 5-10 total sets.
Allow your self some slack! Yes, that’s what I said. With your diet you must follow it at least 80% of the time but that still allows you to have a little of what you fancy; therefore if you consume 35 meals a week you would be allowed 7 free meals.
Yum! But only occasionally.
Sorry, but curry with all the trimmings would add up to about 3 free meals, 1 free meal would be a cheese baguette, or a medium sized chocolate bar.
Chris is a British and World Champion Drug Free Powerlifter who has worked in the fitness industry since 1985, he currently runs the gym at the very prestigious Spa at Pennyhill Park (http://www.thespa.uk.com). Along with Powerlifting, Chris has competed nationally in Martial Arts, and has dabbled in Drug Free Bodybuilding. Chris can be contacted through www.getmightynow.com.