Walking – the most basic form of human movement and also something you’re probably sick of your fit bit, apple watch, the news, and your doctor telling you to do more of. We all know we need to move more but, could it be completely wrong for your goals?
When something becomes a buzzword in the fitness industry it’s usually because someone found a concept or modality that has incredible purpose and benefit when applied correctly and attempts to take the work out of it to make it “easier” for the general public. Unfortunately that also often robs people of the benefits.
Ketogenic dieting is a great case in point. Something with great benefits in clinical applications, an ancient diet, and a subject with an incredibly deep pool of knowledge, has been dumbed down to “don’t eat bread or pasta” and thus, has given the now trendy diet, a bad rap.
Though not as popular as keto (or what people think is keto), intuitive eating is a buzzword that has been twisted from it’s original intention.
Here’s the run down on what it is, what it isn’t, who it’s for, and who it isn’t:
If you’ve been celebrating great results, whether that be fat loss or building muscle (hopefully both), there’s one thing you need to do to stay ahead of the game; change! It may sound crazy but unfortunately plateaus, like Thanos, are inevitable. No matter how hard you train or how perfectly balanced your macros are.
There are a few ways you can make changes to your workouts. Here are 5 areas you can make changes to see an uptick in your results from your training:
If I told you there was a pill you could take after every meal that would improve your insulin sensitivity, aid in digestion, burn a few calories, and all around make you feel better, would you take it? What about if I told you it was completely free! That’s right, 100% free, except you might want to invest in an umbrella, winter coat, and new pair of shoes.
Results are awesome. There’s nothing like seeing a direct correlation between the work you’ve been doing and the positive outcomes you’re experiencing.
What isn’t awesome however, is when even though you’re still putting in work, those results start to slow, sometimes to a screeching halt. For those of you new to a gym, you’ll likely see a big response to your efforts for about 3 months.
Here are 5 things you can change to break or prevent training plateaus
Instead, the people who have bodies that look fit and post a lot on social media, tell us all the time that “you can do it” and “there’s no day like today” (obviously I wouldn’t be a good motivational speaker). Multiply that voice by 1,000,000, add a call to action to buy a product and boom, you have the fitness industry.
What this does to every day people like you and I is it makes us think we have to be motivated all the time. We are bombarded with images of people that seem like they wake up, drink their bro-tein shake and spend all day itching to get to the gym. We then take on the notion that you have to be all jacked up 24/7 in order to live a fit and health life. That expectation we have of ourselves does a few things: