how to get in shape quick

WORKING OUT CORRECTLY
STOP WASTING TIME, ENERGY, AND MONEY

Strength Training or Cardio

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I am going to simplify your life by showing you how you can get in your best all-time shape, while spending a fraction of the amount of gym time (even if your “gym time” is not being spent in a gym). 
  • IT’S ALL ABOUT DIET:  Far too many people want to read all about the latest “workout secrets” in Men’s Health or Cosmo, while ignoring their diets.  Sorry, it does not work that way.  Especially once you’re on the back side of thirty.  If you are not eating some form of LOW CARB DIET, you are setting yourself up for future problems, and sabotaging your efforts in the process.  Take just a moment to learn why CONTROLLING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR while getting ample high quality protein is not only the best way to eat to get in great physical shape, it is the best way to eat if you are interested in defeating CHRONIC PAIN and / or CHRONIC ILLNESS as well.

  • BACK OFF OF THE CARDIO:  I realize that this will upset some of my regular readers.  Before you start throwing rocks and bottles, just listen to me for a moment.  Cardio Training is not nearly as effective as helping you lose weight or get in shape as is Strength Training.  I think that some Cardio Training is great (especially when you combine it with your Strength Training — Crossfit style or in the form of Intervals).  But a little goes a very long way.  Instead of getting mad at me, read the last decade’s worth of research on the topic and use it to your advantage.  Short workouts are all that is required to get in great shape.  Learn the hows and the whys HERE — especially if you are a woman.

 

  • HARDER, FASTER, HEAVIER, SHORTER:  I am not necessarily advocating that you start training for the the World’s Strongest Man / Woman competition.  In fact, I don’t train nearly as heavy as I used to.  But the fact remains that far too many people (especially women), don’t lift hard and heavy enough if they are even lifting at all.  I will not belabor this point, but ask you to click on the link above.  Let me give you an example of an intense Cardio / Resistance workout that can be done in your own home in less than 10 minutes.  Do a set of 10 KETTLEBELL SWINGS followed by 10 Burpees.  Immediately follow it with 9 Kettlebell Swings and 9 Burpees.  Immediately follow it with 8, 7, 6…………  Make sure you have a trash can near by if you are not used to working out like this.

 

  • DEAL WITH UNDERLYING CHRONIC ILLNESS:  If you are finding it all but impossible to make any headway with your efforts, you may be one of the millions of Americans dealing with some sort of Chronic Illness.  HERE is a great starting point as far as figuring out what may be going on. 
The primary idea when you work out should be how much can you get done in the shortest period of time, at the highest intensity.  Why not work out smarter?  Contrary to popular belief, if you go about things the right way, huge changes can be made in a very short amount of time (HERE).
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