It’s no secret that the fitness sphere is littered with fitness advice - some good, some bad, some misguided.
The issue is, most of the advice out there is very context-specific. It only works for a small niche of people under specific circumstances.
To that end, we’ve decided to put together a list of the four universal tips that make a difference for you, no matter what your current situation is.
1. Pay Attention to Your Nutrition
For many, training is the easy part. They can make it to the gym or studio a few times per week, have an excellent workout for an hour, and go about their lives.
But it’s the remaining 23 hours that often get them - the constant dilemmas between what’s right and what’s not. Because of that, it’s common to see someone who works out diligently but pays very little attention to their nutrition.
“I work out regularly, so I can have this burger with fries for lunch.”
Having such a mindset toward fitness won’t do you any good. If you want to achieve great results, you need to base your diet around whole, nutritious foods.
If training is the stimulus that directs positive adaptations, nutrition provides us with the fuel to make that possible.
2. Get More Sleep
Chronic undersleeping leads to what scientists call sleep debt - a very costly condition that can wreak havoc on our health, productivity, and cognitive function.
Sleep affects our metabolism, brain health, athletic performance, memory, cardiovascular health, ability to build muscle and lose fat, ability to focus, hormonal balance, and much more. Almost all processes, systems, and organs within the body are affected by sleep.
And the only way to reap the benefits of sleep is to get enough of it. There isn’t a way around it.
Now, we all need different amounts of sleep, but a good rule of thumb is to get between seven and nine hours every night.
3. Get Away From The “Dieting” Mindset
A diet, by definition, is something temporary. You do it for a predetermined amount of time, achieve the desired results, and go about your life.
But once you go back to your old way of life, you quickly realize that the results you’ve gotten are short-lived. This is the reality for most people and statistics keep pointing out that 95+% of diets fail.
If you want to achieve long-term success with fitness, you should get away from the “dieting” mindset and instead aim to make permanent lifestyle changes.
A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself, “Is this something I can do for the rest of my life?”
This applies not just for eating, but also for training, and everything else
If it’s not sustainable, its results won’t be either.
4. Have A Plan
Great or small, fitness results rely on one critical factor - consistently hammering down the basics. It’s not about the latest diet or training plan; it’s about knowing what you want to achieve and developing a step-by-step plan to get there.
Granted, this is a challenge in and of itself, but it dramatically increases your chances of staying consistent and achieving your goals.
At Custom Bodies Fitness, we completely understand the struggle of figuring it all out, especially as a newcomer. That is why we offer a personalized experience and expert coaching in a welcoming environment.
That way, you don’t have to waste time and effort on things that don’t matter or don’t bring you closer to your goals.
So, if you are looking for a personal trainer in Irvine (or live in the Tustin, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, or Anaheim areas), we are here to help you start working toward your goals today.
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