During my time as a personal trainer, I've come to realize that men and women have two completely different goals. Most men want to gain weight and put on muscle. There's something about feeling masculine and strong that brings about confidence for males. When it comes to women, I realize that most aim for weight loss, nicely toned arms and legs, not too big, a flat stomach, and somewhat wide hips with a perfectly round shape butt.
When you go to the gym, what's your first concern? How do you begin your workout? Most people head straight to the treadmill, because to them, that's the norm. It's almost like a tradition, and there's this belief that that's the only way to warm up. Some people, when working out, go from the treadmill or any other cardio equipment to another, bouncing around from the treadmill to the elliptical, spin bike, and possibly the stair-master or row machine. For some years now, I've wondered and asked myself, why do people do that? I conjured up this idea that people who are looking to lose weight feel as though they need more cardio and that multiple machines in intervals will help them burn fat either faster or easier.
We've all been there before, excited about going to the gym. If it's the night before, you probably got your gym clothes laid out on the bed, thinking how good you're going to look. You even got your food prepare sitting in the fridge. What's even better is that you're going to bed early so that you're well-rested.
Many of us that go to the gym or are in the process of beginning their fitness journey at some point in time will ask the million-dollar question. How do you speed up your metabolism? In general, most people ask this question because they have a desire to lose weight.
If I asked you why are you out of shape, would you know why? Would you give me the truth or lie like a politician? Would you do something about it after our conversation, or would you walk away saying, "yeah, I know," making it seem like you're about to take action when we both know you are going home to sit on your butt?
When it comes to fitness, there's so much information out there that it may be hard to figure out what's true and what's false. If you go to someone you know and ask about protein shakes, you hear one thing but go to someone else, and it's an entirely different story. That can drive someone crazy, who's trying to find the truth about a particular topic. What makes it worse is that you never really get your answer, so now you're stuck and you don't know what to do.
Do you lift weights? Are you a fan of it? Are you trying to build large rock hard muscles in hopes of picking up just about anything and anyone? Well, if you are, that's great, but that's not what lifting weights are about, and it's not only intended for those individuals. Weight lifting is for everyone and anyone, you don't have to be a bodybuilder, powerlifting, or compete in strongman competitions to do so.
The lifestyles of many people are getting busier and busier. So many of us have serval tasks to perform a day that we find it hard even to eat let alone take a second for ourselves. Having a lot on your plate can be daunting and draining, so we must have enough energy to get through everything. You may be suffering from a lack of it and asking yourself why you are always tired? The worse part if waking up tired before the day even begins knowing that we have a long day ahead. This thing we call "ENERGY' is significant to our well being, and we need it whether we like it or not. Since this is so substantial, let us take a look into what it is?
The way we eat in today's world is consistently changing. There are so many diets and methods of eating that we can incorporate. One viral method of eating is "Intermittent Fasting." Intermittent fasting isn't a diet but more so a style or approach of eating. This approach has picked up an enormous amount of attention and has a pretty simple rule to follow as opposed to other methods of feeding.
When you go grocery shopping, do you read the nutrition facts? Would you know how to read it if you had to? Reading the nutrition label can be confusing and uncomfortable if it's your first time. Most people don't give it a second through, but they should. Reading the label is the food companies' way of letting you know what's in it. For anyone who's health-conscious, it's vital information that plays a role in the direction your health is going. The individuals that don't read it are aimlessly putting food into their bodies without knowing the pros and cons that come with it.