Creating a healthy and well-structured body.
Anytime is the perfect time to start your journey to reach your fitness and health goals and take meaningful steps towards getting a well-structured body. A lot of men want to get rid of that body fat and reveal the cut body they’ve got hiding underneath. I know this because I’ve asked men about this: “if you could transform your body overnight, would you pump your shoulders, get a broad chest or opt for a serious six-pack?”
Many of them said they would like a well-structured body in general. Sometimes this goal may seem impossible. Nothing worth having is easy, but it can be simple.
Unfortunately, most people make the hunt for a six-pack a lot harder than it is by focusing too much on ab workouts, giving too little thought to proper nutrition and diet.
Here, I’ll be sharing some tips to attaining that desired body shape and create the V shape your spouse will find attractive.
Thirteen Tips to help you achieve a well-developed body structure.
1. Make your limited workout time more productive: (Do intervals and high-intensity workouts (HIIT))
If you are seeking a speedy way to burn body fat and lose a few pounds in the process, HIIT is a viable option. High-intensity interval training saves time but is higher on calorie expenditure than traditional cardio training. Your body will not only burn more calories during high-intensity workouts, but it will also continue to burn a lot of calories and fat in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout.
2. Weights and Cardio are Key
If you feel like lifting weights is the only thing you need to do, you’re wrong. You need a stable balance between weight training, cardio, and nutrition. The body will primarily burn carbohydrates during the first twenty minutes of cardiovascular exercise. In about twenty minutes, the body changes and begins to burn stored body fat as its primary source of energy. You need a combination of weight training and cardio to get rid of fat from your body. Have a good mix of cardio and weight training to start building that body structure that you desire.
3. Hit the gym (or don’t).
If you’re not hitting the gym yet and putting on weight, now is the time if your goal is to lose fat and build lean muscle. Have a personal trainer help you create a plan for body weight exercise at-home or a weight program at the gym! Even if you start gradually and work your way up to heavier weights later, gaining muscle mass will put you on the right track to achieving your goals. The larger your muscle mass, the larger the calorie-burning furnace is that you have as you live and breathe each day.
4. Engage in sports activities.
Venturing into sports is a wonderful way to burn excess calories, lose fat, and still have fun. Engaging in sports involves cardio and a lot of non-linear movements (jumping, backtracking, sidestepping), which makes it a more complete exercise than simply jogging. You use more muscles. Just make sure you are moving. Otherwise, it doesn’t count.
5. Reduce stress with meditation and prayer while stretching
Slowing down to take deep breaths and stretching can keep you focused and in tune with your body and with your Creator, as it can increase your flexibility and help you relax. Make your pre-workout and post-workout stretching and foam rolling time a combination win by praying at the same time.
6. Take photos and track progress.
Taking photos before, during, and after a weight-loss trip is a great way to stay motivated throughout your fitness training. But this should be a one-way trip. Don’t be on a weight loss yo-yo. Not only will you begin to see your effort yielding results, but it will remind you that you bathroom scale is a liar! When you are losing fat while gaining lean muscle, your scale may not move much. The win is in your body shape change and self-confidence! Let the scale be only one variable over time.
7. Train with a partner
Motivation plays a vital role in keeping fit. It is advisable to follow an exercise pattern with a partner or group even it is a virtual group. It makes your exercising schedule more fun and accountable, and you can follow it more easily. Just when you think you are weak, tired and can no longer run or do the last rep, you have your friend there to make sure you do.
8. Eliminate soda and alcoholic drinks
Drinking plenty of water will help your body avoid storing water due to deficiencies. Water is good for you and your active, healthy body. Alternatives like soda and alcohol are some of the worst things you can ingest when trying to lose fat fast. Sugary high-in-calorie drinks are one of the ways that weight can creep up on you without you even realizing it.
9. Learn to love vegetables.
Vegetables that are cruciferous are antiestrogenic, which means they fight the uptake of the estrogen hormone. Yes, men have some estrogen resulting in the accumulation of fat. Increasing your cruciferous vegetable intake can speedily help you lose a large amount of weight. They also contain fiber, which we know is good.
One of the best ways to block estrogen is by eating cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables have an elevated level of phytochemicals and work to block estrogen production. Cruciferous vegetables include: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, collard greens. turnips and a few more. (no not potatoes!)
10. Eat your meals and snacks on a schedule
When your body goes several hours without eating, it begins to assume that it will never eat again. It’ll start trying to store up. It’s smart to eat your meals and healthy snacks on a regimented schedule to reduce the chance of accumulating too much body fat and to reduce the feeling of hunger. Once your body gets on schedule, it will synchronize its hunger signals. Your body is the original machine learning system with built in alerting, teach it by being scheduled.
11. Cut down on carbohydrates and eat more protein and fat.
Eating only carbohydrates will lead to an increase in blood sugar. This rise in blood sugar causes an excessive release of insulin, which triggers a fat storage response from the body; In short, your body’s hunger mechanism and sugar cravings skyrocket. When carbohydrates are combined with protein and fat, glucose in the bloodstream is buffered by metabolites of the proteins and fats consumed. Now, I did not say cut out carbohydrates! What I am saying is go with low-glycemic carbs as your staple for fueling your active lifestyle. And add in more protein to help you feel full.
12. Walk more and drive less
The more you move on your feet, the more calories you tend to burn, and the more weight you can lose. Instead of driving down the street to get your morning coffee, take a nice quick walk back and forth. Your body will benefit from it. If you are working from home now, go walk around your house (either inside or outside) every 30 minutes.
13. Sleep more
Lack of sleep is a trigger for weight gain. When you are sleep deprived, your body reacts hormonally in diverse ways, which can prevent weight loss. During times of sleep deprivation, your body is on high alert thinking there is danger (otherwise you would sleep), so your metabolism slows down to save energy.
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