Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to spot reduce fat. But luckily, there are a few good steps you can take:
1. Calorie deficit - smart dieting for set periods of time
2. Strength training - lifting weights will help build lean muscles which aids in fat loss
3. Whole foods - they are the most filling especially when dieting, so make sure to eat mostly whole foods
4. Patience - be patient and remain consistent in your training and diet. Consistency is king!
Picture this: You’ve finally found a weight loss plan that works. You start seeing results and you begin think that nothing can stop you now.
Unfortunately, this is the fatal flaw most people make when it comes to getting a lean & fit body. They’ll get some initial results following a plan, but they never really think about what happens AFTER they lose weight.
Most people don’t realize that losing weight is only half the battle. You can’t just “stop” once you hit your weight loss goal. If you go back to doing what you were doing before, and you’ll surely end up right back to where you started!
A misconception among many people who wish to lose fat is to focus on cardio exercises. Cardio exercises play an important role in weight loss, but it’s not the only way. Here are a few things to consider when deciding if you should do cardio or not when trying to lose fat.
The holy month of Ramadan has started. This month requires our Muslim brothers to abstain from eating food, drinking, and doing a number of other behavioral, leisure, and pleasurable habits from sunrise to sunset. While the latter is a rather easy thing to do, abstinence from food and drink is where usually the struggle begins, especially during the first few days of Ramadan.
Fasting tests and enhances the endurance levels of your body and eating healthy food and having a work out regimen additionally helps strengthen and shape your body. I'm a non-Muslim but since I've been living in the UAE, I practise abstinence as a sign of respect to our Muslim brothers. I've also been in the fitness industry for years now, so I've come up with these 5 ways for staying fit and healthy which will hopefully help ease the challenges one may be faced with during Ramadan.
Controlling your diet is the key to losing weight and fat; there’s no doubt about that. But if you want to achieve maximum changes in your body composition—gain lean muscles and burn more body fat—weight training is also essential along with clean eating.
Aside from making you stronger, weight training also boosts the metabolism and builds lean muscles, which in turn will speed up weight loss.
Having been in the fitness industry for more than 10 years now, and being a bodybuilder myself, I can clearly say that apart from working out and proper dieting, right supplementation also plays a key role in achieving your fitness goals.
Your love of fitness has helped improve your quality of life. You look better, feel better, and can expect a long and happy life. The only thing left is to take this passion and turn it into a full-time career. Every single person in the world benefits from fitness, which is why opening and running a fitness business is a great business choice no matter where you are in the world. The only thing holding you back now is how to get started, which is why you should follow these steps today:
Being overweight and out of shape isn’t a fun way to live and is likely causing you constant angst in your life. Luckily, there are several pieces of advice you should highly consider listening to if you want to lose the weight and keep it off.
It’s not an easy journey and there will be times you’ll feel frustrated or doubt your abilities, but you have to keep going strong and fight through these emotions. Believe you can do it and you’re already halfway there. Take one day at a time, focus on all you’re doing right and what’s going well to help keep yourself motivated.
Have you recently suffered from a bout of bad health? Would you do anything to get your life back on track? Are you ready to enjoy a bright and brilliant future? If your answer to these questions is yes, now is the time to take control of your personal well-being. You need to do everything in your power to protect your health and happiness. Otherwise, you could end up in the same painful position as before. If you are struggling to imagine a life filled with happy moments and good health, you will need to pay close attention to the following three tips. They will help you to turn your dreams into a reality.
Are you trying to shed a heap of weight to get fit for summer or are you simply seeking that elusive six pack? Your habits and routines have the most significant impact on your fitness goals, so consider making some lifestyle changes that will set you on the right course. Below are some key ideas to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Regardless of what you're wearing, biceps are the most noticeable among the different muscle groups. And admit it, a pair of massive arms make you look strong. If you have nicely developed arms, people are going to know that you're always on top of your workout game. Besides, who doesn't want to have pumped guns, right?
Below are three workout routines which I personally do to pump up my biceps. The key to building those massive arms is to not cut short the execution and movement of each routine. And if you're aiming for maximum size, lifting heavy should be your priority.
So go ahead, try these bicep curl routines and get your curls done. Bicep curls, that is. Because curls are not just for girls!
(4 sets of 10 reps each)
EZ Bar Curl
Alternating Dumbbell Curl
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A workout that will add inches to your chest is essential to having a well-defined chest.
If you are focusing on the wrong exercises and number of reps, building a powerful chest can be a challenge. But note that these are just merely challenges. If you're a beginner, you can focus on lifting safely with light weight and proper form.
Once you become stronger, you can start implementing varying sets, weights, and reps. The routine that I made below is a perfect starting point. Try these sculpting moves to grow pecs worthy of a superhero!
"Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow!"
(4 sets of 10 reps each)
Incline Chest Press
Smith Machine Bench Press
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One of the downsides of traveling is the struggle to stay healthy and fit. It’s difficult to experience what the local culture has to offer when you’re feeling uneasy about your physique. While there are challenges, it’s possible to have fun exploring and not lose control.
Burj Views, Dubai, UAE
You have to go into a vacation with a plan. It’s necessary to prepare how you’re going to act and what your mindset’s going to be on the trip. You won’t do well if you jump into the experience with a bad attitude, thinking you can eat and do what you want. See how to stay fit while traveling.
Three of our body’s largest and strongest muscle groups are located in our lower body—gluteus maximus (commonly known as glutes), quadriceps, and hamstrings.
A strong lower body is crucial whether you are working on improving your performance in sports, building your body, or even just for daily functional purposes. So means that we must also focus on developing our lower body and never ever skip leg day.
Here are a some leg exercises which will not only help build your quads and hamstrings, but will also help work your core muscles, tone your glutes, and get you those tree trunk legs! Never skip leg day!
(4 sets, 10 reps each)
Seated Leg Press
Seated Leg Curl
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Whether you’re thinking about a loved one or trying to kick start your retirement in a positive way, everyone can agree that looking after health in later life is important. A balanced diet, regular exercise, and looking after your general well-being are keys to a good quality of life in later years and can help reduce the risk of more serious medical problems.
Heart disease and cancer are the biggest killers in the over 65s, but the risk of both can be reduced by looking after your body. It certainly doesn’t need to be boring or difficult; in fact, it’s a great opportunity to try a whole host of new things.