Everyone has different goals. NO one person is the same. Some may want to lose weight, some may want to gain weight/muscle mass, some may just want a healthy lifestyle. To each their own, but I'm sharing the secret from my personal experience-- "physical activity is a 100% MUST!"
Physical Activity is the #1 thing you can do to see any results. (my personal goal was to lose 40lbs and maintain a healthy lifestyle) So with my goal in mind…… I started reading, digging and working towards that goal. Remembering that once you CHANGE YOUR MIND, everything else will fall into place ("WITH WORK"---> you have to put the work in to see the results)
These are the things that I have learned through my experience--
If your goal is to LOSE WEIGHT then your physical activity must exceed your calorie intake--
Ex: Maintaining a good PORTION CONTROL in addition to this newly added physical activity will "ensure" weight loss. ****Adding any physical activity into your day is better than none at all! (choosing stairs vs elevator, 20 squats today vs none etc….)
If you are trying to gain weight/mass, your calorie intake must exceed your physical activity -- in other words, if and when you are burning calories (working out-- moving around) making sure you FEED those muscles with protein , calories, or supplements can help repair and build mass.
If you "have reached " your goal but need to “target” (grow/shrink) an area-- Knowing your muscle groups and targeting them for a specific workout can help. Being sure to read up on where you are wanting to focus (area on body), how to target that area (target muscle group), and making sure your calorie intake is sufficient for your particular goal (having correct portions).
Target training - When "target training" be sure to only exhaust that muscle group 3-4 times a week, overworking a muscle group can do more harm than good. Another way to target train is to MIX IT UP! By mixing up your workout routine you, you force your body to learn new ways move and memorize. When doing so, it allows your body to heal and stretch sore muscles from a previous workout and target new muscles to grow.
NEXT--- (“Maintenance”: Step 5 of 5)
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