Some people say the best way to lose body fat is to cut out carbohydrates. Whilst cutting carbs can help to reduce body fat levels, extreme low carb diets are not the best method to implement in order to reach your weight loss goals. Before you consider cutting your carbs too much just reminder carbohydrates provide fuel for the body, so it’s common to experience decreased energy levels on a low-carb diet. With decreased energy levels your progress in the gym will most certainly take a hit.
You should focus on implementing a diet that works for you, it should be a healthy balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats.
Crunches do of course help to develop your midsection and will help you sculpt your abs, but doing crunches is not actually the best way to achieve the six pack you’re after.
Since crunches don't actually burn off a lot of calories, they don't help in a major way with fat loss. Performing abdominal crunches will help tone a small portion of your abs, however moves involving your distal trunk—which includes your shoulders and butt are far more effective in terms of engaging your entire core.
Lets face whenever we come out the gym or finish a run covered in sweat we really feel like we’ve pushed ourselves and made significant progress. Unfortunately just because you’re covered in sweat doesn't mean you necessarily torched any more calories than usual. Sweat is a biological response that cools your skin and regulates internal body temperature. It's just as apt to be the result of an overheated studio, the weather or your personal physiology as it is a gruelling gym session.
This is without a doubt the most commonly believed myth in the fitness industry, 95% of the pros will tell you that the biggest bodybuilding mistake they ever made was to over-train! When you train to often you do not allow your muscles sufficient time to recover which in turn results in zero growth and perhaps even losses.
Overtraining is a common problem in weight training, but it can also be experienced by runners and other athletes. Listen to your body and allow sufficient time for it to recover.
Lets just clear this up… Deadlifts are NOT bad for your back. People don't hurt their backs just because they're doing deadlifts. They hurt their backs while deadlifting when they sacrifice technique to move weight. Set your ego aside and focus on form. Once you have your form down you can gradually increase the weight.
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An important factor that needs to be considered when looking to speed up your metabolism is of course meal portions.
Speed lifts (e.g., box squats, speed deads & speed bench) are essential to increasing strength, acceleration and power.