If you know you want to make changes to your body before the summer gets here, now is the perfect time to get started. Some people try to avoid setting health and fitness goals in the winter because of the notoriously high failure rate of New Year’s resolutions. However, putting off weight loss goals until the last minute is never a good idea. It makes reaching them harder and can lead to serious health consequences. This is what science has to say about getting a head start on your summer health, fitness, and weight loss goals.(more…)
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Procrastination – you all do it.
It’s sometimes easier to put off until tomorrow what you should really be doing today. When it comes to the gym, suddenly you become an expert in all things delay. Worst still many of you will simply quit – sometimes without ever properly starting! Even if you have the benefit of a no-contract gym membership and won’t suffer financially by quitting too soon, you will be losing out. Your health could suffer, your fitness will drop off and your lifestyle will be less enjoyable as a result.
The temptation to quit will always be there. To deal with this problem, and to ensure that you have the best possible chance to both start the gym and thereafter keep attending, this article gives you the help and advice you’ll need to build the determination to succeed. So before you’re tempted, read on to see just how to stick at it!
It’s A Start
You have to remember that everybody has started at some point and that they have all had their first day at the gym. This should reduce the overall fear or intimidation of walking through those doors on day one. Don’t worry if you’re not particularly sporty, to begin with, the fact that you have made a decision to attend and are in fact going through with it is a start and that’s great. You will, however, need to maintain your commitment levels and stay positive. (more…)
You have to remember that you can start to really change your life when you are working out and trying to build muscle as fast as possible. Someone who is trying to build muscle needs to have a plan, and it is much easier for you to start following a plan. This plan helps you get the best chance to have the muscles you have always wanted, and you can do this if you are young or old. You look your best, and it all happens in about 90 days.
Follow these steps, make a plan, stick to it, and live healthy for 90 days. When you see what you accomplish and how you feel, you might never stop. (more…)
People decide to hit the gym for various reasons. The majority do it to keep fit and healthy, others try to lose weight, and others for personal reasons which include health reasons. After you set your goals, such as aiming to shed a specific number of pounds of weight or achieving certain levels of body strength, you may feel highly motivated, but the motivation may be short-lived. To achieve your goals, you must be consistent doing workouts and check your diet.
Getting yourself to the gym or your working-out place is the most difficult part of exercising. So, what is the secret to get yourself motivated to go for the workout?
The following are some steps to keep your motivation alive: (more…)
- Set Goals
If you want to succeed with your fitness you need good goals.
Good goals are SMART. Smart goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timed.
Without well thought out goals, you are unlikely to achieve them.
The more specific you can be with your goal, the better. You can create several goals around your fitness and lifestyle.
An example of an effective goal: “To lose 3 stone of weight before November 2013 by training 3-4 times a week for one hour each time at the gym”
An example of an ineffective goal: “To lose weight”
“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.” Fitzhugh Dobson
New Year Resolutions – there, I said it.
The most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, but you might have noticed in years past that declaring a commitment to this end rarely results in a comprehensive plan that will actually help you to reach your goal. Perhaps you sign up for a diet program and even attend a few meetings before getting too busy to go. Or maybe you take advantage of Obama care and see a doctor. Or maybe you join a gym and shell out major money for access to equipment that you never end up using.
Whatever you have done in the past, you can make 2013 the year you turn it all around.
The trick, in many cases, is not to put such an emphasis on the number you see on the scale, but rather to address your health and fitness in a way that provides you with other forms of success. So here are just a few things to consider when setting your goals for the coming year.
First and foremost, forget about weight!
Okay, so there is a lot of hubbub circulating about the obesity rate amongst adults and the concurrent rise in heart disease, diabetes, and more. But these aren’t necessarily a byproduct of your weight so much as your lifestyle.
What you really need to address is not the readout on the scale, but rather the bad habits that brought you to this pass.
Today’s new Swole Content is a guest post by Josh Hanagarne, the World’s Strongest Librarian. Please visit him on his blog where he talks about books, strength training, his fight with Tourette’s Syndrome, and much more.
How to Train for YOUR Future
We hear about weight training goals all the time.
- I want more muscle.
- I want less fat.
- I want to look good naked.
- I want to deadlift more.
- I want to bench press 500 pounds.
What about training goals that will actually matter when you spot your first gray hair or when you buy your first pair of bifocals? Granted fat loss is always a concern as you age, but what can we, as dedicated strength athletes, focus on NOW that will help us stay healthy as the years tick by?