Hey so I’ve been talking about fitness with a lot of people over the last week and I’ve realized a few things:
Most people don’t understand calories, basic nutrition, or basic weight training.
It’s not their fault…
There’s no required training before someone can step foot in the gym or kitchen (or restaurant).
And when you go to google info on training or nutrition, it’s so easy to get overwhelmed with all the varying thoughts and opinions on how this stuff all works.
Today I’m going to share 3 basic principles you can use to improve your training and nutrition today.
1. Calories Are King
When it comes to fat loss, you need to be eating less than your body needs to maintain it’s current weight.
There are tons of calculators to help you find out your maintenance calories, so figure that out first.
Then you take that number and subtract 500 and that is how many calories you need to eat every day to lose 1 pound of fat per week.
Do your best to eat 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight to maintain muscle mass and improve recovery.
You’ll then want to aim for 0.4 grams of dietary fat per pound of body weight, and fill the rest of you calories with carbohydrates.
Also, eat your damn veggies.
2. Train The Way You Like
The best training routine is the one you stick with, but also the one that focuses on strength development.
Rep ranges don’t really matter.
Whether you like 6 rep sets or 20 rep sets, you should always focus on getting stronger or reducing your rest time (another sign of strength).
Of course, training in the 4-8 rep range is going to help you make the fastest strength gains, but if you prefer higher reps then focus on that.
I know a lot of people who got stronger and made great progress in the 15-20 rep range exclusively.
Again, train the way you like and just make sure to track your progress and focus on strength.
3. Stick With It No Matter What
The number 1 reason people lose body fat, build muscle, and reach their goals is…
Following the plan is the only way the plan actually works, so do exactly that.
Tracking calories and focusing on strength training will get you much closer to your goals than trying new fad diets and the latest cardio programs hyped up on TV and YouTube ads.
You can absolutely do this.
And if you’re looking for a guide to help you get set up the right way, check out my 100% free ebook here: