What’s up, everyone. Welcome to route2ten.com. If you are new to my website, hey how you doing? If you are not new to my website welcome back let’s get into it. So today I’m going to share 10 fitness tips with you. So no wasting time today I’m going to get straight into it.
01. Don’t expect to get results straight away:
Number 1, don’t expect to get results straight away. Don’t expect to get the same amount of results as the person next to you or anyone that you see online. Everyone is different. It’s going to take a different amount of time for you than it did for me than it will for bulb next door.
Another thing to remember don’t expect the same result in the same amount of time and don’t expect it to happen overnight.
Don’t go into it with this high expectation that you’re going to do one cardio session and lose a kilo because it’s not going to work that way. You need to be realistic that your body works differently to everyone else’s. I mean sure, we’re all you know born as human beings but that doesn’t mean our bodies all work the same way.
If you speak scientifically, yes they do but we’re not all exactly the same.
One thing might work differently for me to what it does to you, one food might react differently with my body to what it does with yours.
You need to keep that in mind and on the back of that point don’t give up if it doesn’t happen after a month or two months or a year. So keep trying, keep experimenting with. But don’t give up.
02. Work Hard:
Number two, you have to work hard. A little light jog here and there and you know, some low-intensity work at the gym that’s not really getting the heart rate up and it is not going to get the job done. If you’ve got big weight loss goals or muscle gain goals or really any goals around fitness you have to work hard. You have to put in the hard yards. You have to sweat, no matter what it is you’re doing if it’s weightlifting, running, yoga, pilates you need to give it all of you. You have to put in a hundred percent if you turn up every day and bring 20 or 30% of your A-game and you just kind of cruise along and then wonder why you’re not getting results.
- Do you what does it mean?
It’s because you’re not working hard enough. You want to be out of breath, you want to be sweaty, you want your muscles to be burning, you want to feel like you’ve really done something like you’ve given it all. And yes you can have those days and those lighter sessions where you back off a little bit because you’re not really feeling it but you’ve got to put in the effort.
Need to challenge yourself.
03. Mix Things Up:
Number three, mix things up, don’t stick to the same old boring routine. Your routine might not be boring. you might love it, you might love the exercises you’re doing, you might love the work you’re doing. But don’t stay on the same line. Mix it up, mix up your intensity, go for different methods, different styles of training. Incorporate different exercises, lift heavier weights, always push yourself further and find the next best thing. When you start to get really comfortable in what you’re doing it’s not really making you sore anymore it’s not challenging you to find something else, incorporate a different exercise. If you’re constantly doing push-ups then make a variation, choose something different and make sure that you are always progressing and going upwards.
04. Eat Well:
Number four. you gotta eat well. you might be busting your balls in the gym absolutely killing it and then you come to the home and having a pizza every night or can soft drink straight away or takeaway for dinner every night. That’s not gonna work.
Always remember that Fitness and food are one. You can’t out train a bad diet. You really really need to understand that burning off calories doesn’t give you the right shape. Now the question is
- What should you eat?
Well, there are many diet system out there. Just choose one.
Always remember, you’re not eating a nutritionally balanced diet you just won’t get the results.
05. Don’t Try And Spot A Target:
Five, don’t try and spot a target.
If you are trying to lose weight or body fat from a certain area do not try and spot target. You just can’t do crunches and lose the fat from your abdomen just from doing those crunches.
You need to do compound things, bigger things work the whole body. Just because you work one area does not mean the fat is going to fall off in that area.
Yes, you’ll build the muscle in that area which can help make it look more toned and bring up glow parents as a muscle a little bit more. If you just do spot target, it just doesn’t work.
If you are trying to lose big numbers on the scale beam or compound work your body overall more.
So if you’re trying to lose 100 kilos doing some bicep curls in the gym working just one arm at a time is not the right way to go about it. You need to be doing bigger movements like a squat with a press or deadlifts. You might ask
- What should you do?
Do something that’s going to work your entire body, get your heart rate up a little bit more.
And if you’re trying to lose a little bit of belly fat to show your abs a bit more don’t just stick to crunches, do some sprints, do high-intensity cardio, add things like squat jumps. The more you raise your heart rate up, the more you challenge your body the more you’re going to lose body fat from everywhere. you’ll get there faster.
06. Don’t Forget to Stretch:
Number six, don’t forget to stretch. If you want to work out to the best of your ability then stretch before exercise. You cannot do the best if your muscles are tight and cramped and you have bad mobility. And bad mobility is so common I mean, I have terrible mobility, a lot of people have terrible mobility.
But you need to stretch. Focus on active recovery go for like walks, do some yoga, you know look after your body more than just smashing it in the gym.
And always remember if you don’t stretch up you might hurt yourself during your workout. I’m sure you definitely don’t want this.
07. Take Time Off:
Number seven. Take time off. Don’t forget to take a week off if you feel like you need it. if you’ve been pumping it really hard for a few weeks, a few months, a year take a week off. Sit back relax give your body a well-deserved break. Sometimes the time off will have you come back faster and fitter and stronger than constantly pushing your body down down down down down…..
Number eight, scales. Instead of focusing on the scales all the time take your measurements.
- Now the question is “how?”
Take your bust, your hips, your bicep, your waist, take different measurements. It will help you to get a good result than just stepping on the scales. You might see centimeters come off when you don’t see a change on the scales. And it will make you feel better or make you feel like you’re progressing more.
And take your body fat percentage. Especially if you have lost the main amount of weight that you want to but you want to start turning off and shifting a little bit of body fat. Take your body fat percentage.
- How can you do it?
Get a personal trainer to do it for you or go get a more complex skin. That’s going to give you a lot more accurate results than just stepping on the scale okay.
09. Try Plyometrics:
Number nine, try plyometrics. Plyometrics is jumping exercises, incredibly effective.
But probably not for you if you’ve got a really bad ankle or knee problems or you know that you can’t jump a lot.
But plyometrics are amazing. If you’ve been doing a lot of cardio and you’re not seeing results try plyometrics, it can get your heart rate up just as much as going for a 10-kilometer run or doing some sprints on the treadmill and it will burn more body fat. It is super effective really good for building muscle, losing weight, increasing cardiovascular fitness, everything. So do things like burpees, squat jumps, tuck jumps, box jumps, star jumps, add those kinds of things into your sessions.
10. Ask For Help:
Number ten, Last but not least. Ask for help if you need it. Don’t be afraid to tell someone you’re stuck or that you don’t know what’s right for you or that you’re not sure where to go. There are lots of people out there that can help you as
- a personal trainer or a gymnast can give you a workout plan,
- a nutritionist can help you with your food,
- a physiotherapist can help you if your knee is really bugging you and it’s always sore and it’s you know affecting your ability to train
Don’t be afraid to go and ask someone when you need the help. It will really help you, in the long run, it’ll make sure you get to your goals faster and just give you that peace of mind as well to know that you’re on the right track.