Wanting to look slimmer or wanting to lose unwanted body fat is great in my mind. A drop of unwanted body fat is healthy, lowers risk of many diseases and improves quality of life. For most men, a body fat of 15 to 18% is healthy and attainable. For most women, a body fat of 20 to 24% is healthy and also attainable. How to get skinnier is a not a question I like. Anyone can starve themselves skinny, but that will result in a loss of strength, function, longevity, health and a host of other benefits that being strong and fit brings. The question I prefer is, “how do I get stronger and leaner?”
Of course the answer is to exercise and eat better but there is more to it.
A suitable exercise plan must involve strength training before interval training. If all you have is 2 hours a week, that time needs to be prioritised on getting stronger with the safest movements that stimulate the most amount of muscle mass. No ‘isolation’ exercises. Think big hitters like squats, bench press, pull ups, and some tricep and bicep specific movements (can’t forget the arms!)
If more time is available, then interval training can be added. To encourage the body to burn as much stored body fat as possible, the correct style of high intensity repeat training should be employed. Yet again, this must be the safest choice of exercise to get out of breath with.
Nutrition must be the most contentious subject when we start to talk about fat loss. However, the most effective solution is also the simplest. Eat real food. Eat for your goals. Nutrient dense vegetables in abundance. Fruit is not evil. Seriously, no one ever has become obese eating strawberries or tomatoes! Protein in all its variation should be eaten often. The exact quantities depends on the individual.
The Amazing 12 Brisbane is a finely tuned program that delivers all the above. Exercise selection, nutrition and programming is optimised for the individual, for every single week and session of the 12 week program.
The results deliver not just fat loss, but athleticism in every participant.
#1 Optimisation of Exercise Technique – We’ll show you step-by-step the optimal (and required) techniques and their subtleties to master each exercise and minimise risk of injury even as you progress through higher and higher strength levels.
#2 Optimisation of Nutrition – The food you eat is very personal and if you battle through hunger or if your body craves something that’s missing, you will suffer needlessly. And then you’ll stop and eat what you want. The stakes are higher when it comes to fitness programs because the diet versus exercise debate has traditionally accepted the view that “It’s 90% diet.” We’ll teach you how the reality is that it’s actually 90% training when it comes to a body TRANSFORMATION (sounds bogus we know, but look at our results…we’ve proved it and we’ll prove it again and again).
#3 Optimisation of Exercise Programming – Great technique and great nutrition are not enough. For optimal results, you need optimal programming. And since the vast majority of programs out there do not get results (and most fitness coaches fail to deliver results for their clients), something is clearly broken with fitness programming. The main problem is the accepted view of “no pain, no gain.” It’s inspiring talk, but it’s no way to get long term results and is physiologically counter-productive. The reality is “Any pain, no gain.”! To perpetuate progress we shouldn’t leave our comfort zone…we should EXPAND it until it envelopes our previous limits.
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