Get The Body You Want By More Than Just Lifting Weights

If you want to get a more defined physique, then it means only having to lift weights at the gym, right? This common misconception could be the thing that puts many people off wanting to get a more muscular and firm body. Although I love to lift weights and would encourage anyone to do so, even I can admit that there are other ways to get the body that you want, alongside having a routine with weights. Lifting weights can get you results, there is no getting away from it. But there are plenty of other things that you should be doing as well, to help you build strength and get the body that you want. Intrigued? Here are a suggestions for you; do you think you’ll give any of them a go?

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Think About What You’re Eating

A lot of the time we think that if we exercise, then it doesn’t matter what we eat. But if we want to see change, then we have to be wary of what we are eating. A diet high in protein is going to be a good way to see changes in your body. Avoid refined sugars and any processed foods. You should also think about eating little and often, rather than the three meals a day (or less) kind of attitude. You still need to get the right amount of calories in your body. Simply not eating isn’t going to be the best way to get the body you want.

Interval Training

Interval training is often overlooked, but it is a great way to burn fat and calories. The more body fat you burn, the muscle you will have to help your body look better and be stronger. You can do interval training in many ways. It could be intervals out running, on a rowing machine, or even with kettlebells if that is your thing. It is all about the high bursts of training and then slowing down before going again.

Try Yoga

Yoga is often considered a more relaxing class than others, as a way to stretch and unwind. While it is all of those things, yoga classes to tone up your body is a great thing to try. How many yoga instructors have you seen that aren’t lean with a sculpted body? You will do lots of body weight exercises and train your body to be stronger. So if you’ve not tried it before, it can be worth a go. Not all instructors are the same, though. You should try a few classes to find one that is right for you.

Multi-Task Your Muscles

When you exercise, it is a good idea to do a couple of different things at a time, to maximise calorie burning. Take a push-up, for example. When done with a leg lift, you’re pushing your body further. Same goes for squats with a lateral raise or calf raise, for instance. You’ll burn more calories and also get your workout done quicker. What’s not to love?

Switch To These Friendly Habits For A Healthier You!

In the modern digital age, we have better access to information than ever. Simply take your smartphone out of your pocket and Google whatever you’re wondering, and you’ll have a solid answer right in front of you within seconds. Luckily, this means that more people than ever are finding methods to become healthier in their daily life, or finding ‘Life Pro Tips’ to help them achieve simple but effective shortcuts in a wide array of life situations.

However, all of this information is just that, information. The meaning of this new knowledge is largely yours to define. Will you implement these healthy habits to help you become a better person? Unfortunately, articles which teach you these things can’t also give you the discipline or regular attempts you need to make them fixtures of your daily schedule. Humans are complex beings, and as such we need to negotiate with ourselves as opposed to tyrannising ourselves in order to make positive progress.

Here are a few tips to do so:

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Erasing Bad Habits

A bad habit is best erased not by constantly fighting the old, but by building the new. If you don’t have something else ready and waiting to take your time, then you are simply freeing up time in your schedule which you will largely use to fall back to the same old mistakes. Build new habits, and try to make them more positive than before.

For example, instead of drinking high sugar energy drinks to start your day, invest in a good coffee machine and purchase ground coffee of good quality. Instead of smoking a pack or two of cigarettes a day, chew nicotine gum and switch to vaping with some form of flavor like those found in Dinner Lady eliquids. Instead of getting Ubers to work, why not purchase a bus pass which can save you money and force you into a waking schedule that will have a beneficial knock on effect of getting you to work on time.

There is always something better to supplement your schedule with. So find it!

Progression

Over time, we might find it difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel. The subtractions of age or even getting too comfortable within a schedule might mean that you slowly begin resting on your laurels. The best way to feel happy and active in this life is to engage yourself with being better on a daily basis.

Try new things, and meet new people. The person who stagnates is the person who slowly begins their decline, so switching to better habits might be as simple as visiting a new location once a week, or making an effort to talk to new people at the bar. If you imagine your happiness and activeness as a circle spreading around you when you do things or have adventures that nourish you, this circle of interest grows. When you stagnate, stay home for too long, it will shrink.


With these tips, you will become a refreshed individual in attitude and your personal daily life!