The fitness industry loves to cloud our mind with brilliant marketing, thinking that we need to take certain supplements to get great results. Even though some supplements do a great job of repairing your body and building muscle, they are not entirely needed if you don’t want them. In short, there are only three specific things that you need to focus on when you are getting into shape. We’re going to be going over these three in today’s article.
If you don’t make diet your most important priority when it comes to fitness, you won’t see the results that you want in the gym. I know this from personal experience. First, find out how many macros you need each day and hit that mark every day. Next, track your weight every morning. At the end of the week, average those seven days together. See if you’ve gained or lost weight from the previous week. If you want to gain weight, increase your macros and vice versa. Your protein intake should be around what your body weight is. For example, if a person weighs 180lbs, they should be getting around 180 grams of protein every single day.
To get extraordinary results in the gym, you have to have a specific workout program that is designed specifically for your fitness goals. You wouldn’t implement tremendous amounts of cardio into your workout routine if your goal was to build as much muscle as possible. If you are looking to gain weight, structure your workout routine around compound exercises like bench press, squats, deadlifts, and shoulder press. These exercises incorporate many muscle groups, leading to better results in a shorter period. If your goal is to lose weight, structure your workout routine around HIIT cardio.
If you aren’t getting enough sleep, your body won’t be able to effectively repair itself. In other words, you won’t see great results. Focus on getting 8-9 hours of sleep every night and keep your schedule consistent.