Are you curious to know about the expert secrets to maintaining your fitness? Are you willing to take your fitness regime to the next level and shape your body? Well, who does not want to achieve that perfect figure and feel healthier than ever? We all dream of having an active lifestyle, but only a few out of us make it. But why is that so? The answer is pretty simple; not everyone is a fitness enthusiast.
If you are a fitness enthusiast, then stay where you are. Now is no time to burn calories, but to expand your knowledge about your health. Many fitness experts, dieticians, personal trainers, and bodybuilders give out fitness advice regularly. The main goal of this is to help people like you and guide you towards a better path. Therefore, you should know that you are not alone in your quest to remain physically fit and healthy for life.
To stay consistent and proceed ahead with the same determination, we have something planned for you. It is essential to stay motivated and achieve what you have planned for yourself. That is why the next step in your fitness journey should be to enlighten yourself about it. Yes, you read it right. Without sufficient knowledge about your goal, how will you be able to achieve it? So please give it a thought and only start when you are ready to sweat some efforts.
If you have not found a professional trainer who can guide you better, then do not worry. There are some reliable fitness brands, such as Muscle Nation, which provide sports supplements and post fitness blogs for your support.
Besides that, here is a list of some professional tips that will solve all of your fitness-related queries.
1- Start by eating healthy
In an environment where food is processed and full of preservatives, eating healthy is quite crucial to stay fit. How can you expect yourself to look great without having an adequate intake of food? Regardless of your exercise routine, it is necessary to eat well to stay well. Your body is always in need of proper fuel to burn fats and stay fit, ensuring it gets adequate nutrition. From eating greens to consuming enough liquid and protein to taking your multivitamins and healthy fats, do the needed. Consuming high-quality foods means that you care for your body and will not ever compromise on it.
2- Prepare your meals in advance
If you want to stay committed to your newly-found fitness goals, then adapt the meal prep habit. It would help if you prepared your meals in advance, so you fulfill your daily nutrition goals. We often neglect to prepare meals and end up eating fast food on the go. This type of mindset is extremely troubling, and the only way to get rid of it is through meal prep. So plan for your next day and decide what you would like to eat. Also, pick a day when you do not have much to do and prepare your meals a week prior. Divide your meals according to different days and store them in the refrigerator.
3- Keep an eye on your portion size
If you are bad at controlling how much you eat, start keeping an eye on your portion size. Calculate the portion size or the recommended serving you should be having of a particular item without exceeding it. It will help in staying in shape and avoid overeating when with friends or family. Portion control focuses on mindful eating, where you aim to enjoy the food instead of filling your bellies. Switch to small plates and make palm-sized portions of food items. Track your calories per the portion sizes, and you will be good to go.
4- Learn about the muscle-building basics
It would help if you did not jump towards Muscle-building without learning the basics first. There are certain things you need to find out before moving ahead with this decision. Some of these basics are:
Try to increase your calorie and protein intake, so you have enough energy to build your muscles.
When entering the gym, pick up the form you want to stick with and start your training.
Practice compound movements with dedication and use weights while training (at least four times a week).
It is essential to rest, as well.
5- Go big, go cardio
If you aim at increasing mass, then step up your game with some cardio workouts. However, cardio burns way too many calories, so watch out for it and consume enough protein. Start with a light jog and set a cardio routine to reach the ideal body shape or weight.
6- Gain muscles with supplements
Supplements can help gain muscles. However, be very careful while picking supplements and do not rush the process. Do your research beforehand and invest in tried and tested supplements. Pair the chosen supplements with your workout routine and diet for a perfect start.
7- Go for endurance training
When you are ready to take your fitness regime to the next level, get ready for some endurance training. This training will require a passionate individual who stays hydrated and trains well every week. So blend your cardio workout with weight training and analyze the fitness results after some time. If you are planning to improve your aerobic performance, then practice High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It will help in burning more fats and attaining your goal weight within a short period.
8- Fight the fatigue
Fatigue is most likely the biggest enemy of your fitness journey, so find different ways to beat it. It is an obstacle that will take you five steps back, so beware of it. Some ways to tackle your fatigue will be:
Drink beetroot juice, so your cardiovascular function correctly, and your body gets the needed supply of healthy nitrates. It will also increase your stamina and decrease muscle tension. Listen to the right blend of music, so you feel relaxed after training. By listening to your favorite songs, you will not be distracted from your ultimate goal and workout like a pro.
In the end, all of this will be worth it. So do not hold back from doing what is best for you and listen to your mind. You will soon exhibit a positive attitude, and your fitness regime will become better. Now is the time to follow the professional tips mentioned above and lead your fitness journey in the best way.
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.