Monday, January 2, 2012

Random thoughts starting the New Year...

  • 2012 has just started, looks like you have 12 months to accomplish anything you want so get started!

  • Breakfast is important no matter what your goals are. If you are one of those people who just cant eat early in the morning than look to start by eating something small. Eat just one egg, or half piece of toast with peanut butter. If you can gradually get yourself used to eating breakfast the better off you will be.

  • The biggest obstacle in getting where you want in terms of your fitness goals this year is YOU. YOU will be the reason you get what you want or don't.

  • In terms of weight loss, I have found that breaking away from your regular formatted routine every 7th workout seems to work really well in keeping the body guessing. For instance if you have done two giant sets of 5 exercises ( like shown in my post called PHA ) for 6 workouts then on your 7th workout totally go in a different direction. On that 7th workout you might do a giant set of 10 exercises using ropes, sandbags or anything else maybe you haven't been using. You can do the exercises for time in seconds instead of reps for example. When you get to workout 8 go back to the routine you were using for another 2 weeks or so before changing over to a new one.

  • Rotating your splits works really well for building muscle I have found. If you are doing chest/back, legs, arms as a split for one week, then change the following to chest/tri, back/bi, legs or something along those lines. You can also change splits every 2 weeks or 3 or 4 weeks.

  • You need to be able to do pushups. No matter female or male it simply is something you must be able to do. If you already can then great now focus on challenging yourself with harder more advanced progressions. All of my female clients do pushups and do them often.

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