Look in the mirror and tell yourself what you see. Do you see the reflection of the image of yourself that you desire or do you find that you are in the shell of a body that you don’t want to be in. If you find that your answer is the latter, you need to make a change that will allow you to feel comfortable in your own skin. This will allow you to radiate with confidence and generally live a healthier and fitter lifestyle.
Getting your perfect physique doesn’t come without any work. There are fads and advertisements that will tell you that you can take supplements and achieve the perfect body of your dreams while you sleep. As much as we would love for that to happen, things just don’t work that way. You need to dedicate yourself to a fitness program that compliments your lifestyle. Here’s a few things that you can do.
Focus on toning up your legs, arms and glutes.
Lifting resistance weights will get your muscles toned as well as help you burn body fat. This is true especially when doing free weight exercises such as deadlifts, squats and power cleans, which work on several muscle groups at the same time. You will also find that as you improve your strength through the repetitive movements, your posture will improve and you will radiate a sense of confidence and boldness.
Make cardio a regular part of your lifestyle.
Too burn your body fat and condition your body quickly, you need to participate in cardiovascular activities. Running is the best way to increase your heart rate and to burn calories quickly. Although you can also achieve this by participating in other cardio focused activities such as team sports like football and cardiovascular classes.
Focus on the intensity of your training to get the best results.
We’ve previously published a post about the 80% intensity threshold, which is a good benchmark to use for you to get the best results from your training. Whether you decide to do cardio by running or cycling, or you decide to lift weights at the gym, the intensity will define the results that you will get at the end of your training. If you take a look at track and field athletes. For example, they tend to train at an intensity between 60-90% during their training sessions. This is because they want to condition their body perform beyond their personal best.
A side-effect of this training intensity is that they minimise their body fat while toning and increasing the size of their muscle.
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These are a few things that you can start implementing to work towards your perfect physique. Give it a try today.