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Are You thinking about getting Fit?

Posted on March 20, 2012 in Fitness Blog | by

When you think about getting back into shape, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?  Losing weight…right?  Other fitness components like strength, speed, endurance and overall fitness is somewhat secondary…although important…it’s usually not the main focus. 
But what if I told you that you’re focusing on wrong thing and that it may be the reason why you’re not getting the kind of results you want?

I’ll show you why and what 3 things you need to do in order to burn more fat and get lean faster.

So instead of focusing on weight loss, shift your attention to these 3 principal factors, so you can make your journey to a healthier, leaner and fitter body a successful one.

  1. Focus on keeping your lean muscle mass so you can burn more fat in the long run.  That means don’t concern yourself with body weight since it’s not representative of what kind of progress you’re actually making.
  2. Take measurements of your body.  This is a much more accurate way to keep track of your progress.  Although muscle weighs more than fat, it also takes up less space than fat.  Therefore burning off fat and replacing it with lean muscle mass will reduce the overall size of your body.  NOTE: For men, getting lean and fit may mean reduce overall size BUT not in appearance.  Losing fat and gaining lean muscle will make you look more defined and muscular.
  3. Focus on improving your overall fitness – strength, speed and stamina.  If you’re able to lift more, move faster and increase your endurance, it’s a sure sign that you’ve improved your overall fitness.  And it will also be reflected in how you feel.  Since getting fitter means your body is more efficient, it requires less energy than before, enabling you to do more work or just have more energy in general to enjoy your daily life!

Keeping your focus on these 3 principle factors will help you make consistent progress while avoiding the most common traps and pitfalls of over exercising and chronic dieting that leads to eventual failure. 

Stay Fit Stay Well