So hows that body fat coming a long? Your probably not the same weight today as when you were a teenager, but you can get out of that! Over 60% of Americans today are overweight and Crazy Bulk, if you are one of them, it is time to change. These simple steps will help you do just that.
First, you need to admit to yourself your situation. Go ahead, stand on that bathroom scale, and read the numbers. Now, imagine if that scale reading was 140 lbs, imagine if you stuck out from America’s crowds as a skinny and healthy person. Right here and now you need to decide that your body is not where it should be, and it’s time to take action. There can be no more “dealing with it” and loafing around. If you need an incentive, carry a ten-pound bag around until you are tired and sick of that bag. Now just think, you could be carrying three or more of those on your body everywhere you go!
So you are ready to get fit, that is very good. First, lets take a look at the definition of fit. Physical Fitness has 5 components:
Body Composition. Body composition is your ratio of fat tissue to lean body tissue. You can get this tested using a pinch test or other tests from a doctor.
Flexibility. Flexibility is your body’s ability to move yourself easily through full range of motion.
Muscular Strength. Muscular strength is a direct measurement of how much force your muscles can exert.
Muscular Endurance. This is how much force your muscles can continue to exert over a period of time.
Cardiorespiratory Endurance. This is your ability to fuel oxygen to your muscles and pump blood effectively.
There are simple ways to get healthier in each of these categories. For body composition, you want any general exercise. You also want to consume very few calories, this means watch what you eat. However, you don’t want to starve yourself. Eating regular amounts and exercising twice a day can really boost your metabolism.
Flexibility is very easy to improve. Stretching three times a day is the easiest way to boost your flexibility. While stretching, first stretch the muscles of your lower body, then mid section, then upper body. Do long stretches, around 30 seconds each, reaching out as far as you can for 2 seconds will prove no results.
Muscular Strength can be increased through resistance training. Increase this by lifting 1-2 times a week. Muscular strength is easily increased with short and intense workouts.
Muscular Endurance is similar to muscular strength. Exercise this with long sets of pull-ups, push ups, and sit-ups.
Cardiorespiratory Endurance involves activities such as running and swimming. Longer activities are always better here, you want your heart pumping and lungs breathing. Anything that makes you break a sweat will help your cardiorespiratory endurance.
To lose weight permanently you will need to re-think and alter your lifestyle. Additionally, you will have to re-evaluate your eating pattern. Many people assume that skipping meals brings about loss of weight. Nothing could be more wrong. Instead of starving yourself, you should eat plenty. Have 3 well balanced main meals and 2 to 3 nutritious snacks in between.