How To Get Into The Best Shape Of Your Life

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Today, we’re going to sculpt your body into the perfect machine. We’re going to set you on the path to the best shape of your life. It won’t be simple; there are no magic tricks when it comes to health and exercise! But, if you’re willing to put the work in, you’ll start seeing the effects in just a couple of weeks. Do you want a six pack? Defined pecs? Strong arms? Then you’ve come to the right place. But there’s one thing to bear in mind. I don’t believe in focusing your workouts on just one thing. I make sure you get a complete body workout, and get you in the best shape of your life! Are you ready? Let’s jump straight in.

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Healthy diet

You can do all the exercise in the world, but you’re going nowhere without a healthy diet. Those fat reserves won’t disappear through running alone. And without a good diet, you’ll be fighting a losing battle. A good diet gives you energy and deep body strength. It also helps eliminate fat reserves properly, so you can really get into shape. Start by cutting out sugars and salts immediately. If you’re looking for serious weight loss, think about reducing your carbs too. Keep yourself hydrated too, by drinking plenty of water.

Cardio and aerobic exercises

The next stage of the journey is building up some fundamental fitness and stamina. Cardio and aerobics helps open your lung capacity, and give you more overall tolerance for exercise. It strengthens your heart, and makes sure blood is pumping in all the right places. Start with a simple jog in your local area, or get on the treadmill at the gym. Start cycling to work, or go swimming twice a week.

Anaerobic exercises

If aerobic and cardio is all about long periods of sustained exercise, anaerobic exercise is about speed. It’s small, but powerful, bursts of energy. Athletes use this to build stamina even further, and it burns a serious amount of calories! You can include them in your running routine by doing interval training. Include one minute sprint bursts with two minute slower rest periods. Repeat this over and over again. If you’re looking for something more fun, try rock climbing! It’s all about raising and lowering the heartbeat regularly in one session.

Strength and weights

Now that you’ve got a foundation of solid fitness, you can pick up the weights. It’s best to start small, and focus on slow, controlled movements. Work on getting your form and technique perfect before you push too hard. If you don’t like the idea of joining the gym, try installing home strength apparatus like a pull up bar.

Yoga, pilates and core

Last of all, we’re going to finish with some flexibility and core strength workouts. If you’ve never tried a pilates class, sign yourself up! Trust me, you’ve never felt pain in your core like it. If you’re looking for a tight abs, lots of strength and balance, yoga and pilates are perfect.

Build these exercises into your overall routine, and you’ll soon be in the best shape of your life!

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