By Mike Roulston
Most people struggle to see results from their workout program, for the simple reason that most people don’t exercise consistently or intensely enough to produce any real results. And without regular exercise at a high intensity, progression is completely lost.
Plain and simply, if you don’t exercise regularly, intensely, and with progression (i.e. improving from workout to workout), you’ll never see any significant fat-loss results from your workouts.
I’ve found that it’s a real challenge for most people to exercise regularly and intensely. Most people don’t enjoy exercising, and if you don’t enjoy doing something, you’ll be hard-pressed to do it regularly, much less with any intensity.
So when I work with people to help them see the fat-loss results that they’re striving towards, I’ve found that the most important factor is simply finding a way to get people to enjoy their workouts and look forward to exercising.
If you enjoy your exercise program, and look forward to your workouts, you’ll find consistency, intensity, progression, and ultimately results are taken care of quite easily.
My entire exercise philosophy is based around the notion that people who enjoy their workouts will be much more likely to exercise consistently and intensely enough to see results.
If, in that past, you’ve struggled to workout regularly, and you’re trying to get yourself into a solid routine of consistent exercise, I want you to focus on answering the following question:
What type of exercise will you enjoy enough to consistently stick to your workout program, and put forth a genuine effort each and every time you workout?
If you can figure out the answer to that question, you’ll find that all of the other important components to a results focussed fat-loss workout program should fall into place for you.
I can’t answer that question for you, but I can certainly give you a few tips to get you pointed in the right direction.
Tip #1)You do NOT need a gym membership to burn fat and get fit. If you can’t stand gyms and health clubs, that’s perfectly fine. Simply invest in a few inexpensive pieces of exercise equipment (workout straps, resistance bands, adjustable dumbbells, etc), and you’ll be all set to have effective total-body home workouts that you’ll be much more likely to stick to, as opposed to exercising at a gym if you don’t like that environment.
Tip #2)You do NOT need to do long boring marathon cardio to burn fat. If you can’t stand peddling away for hours upon hours on the cardio machine, that’s perfectly fine. You wouldn’t see any results from doing that anyway.
For optimal fat-loss results, you need to perform only a few short (20 to 30 minutes) but intense total-body resistance training workouts each week, along with a couple of short (15 to 20 minutes) high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts per week.
Tip #3) You DO need to include as much variety as possible in your workout program. Variety is huge towards seeing results from your exercise program, and it also helps keep your workouts fresh and interesting which will go a long way towards helping you stay consistent with your exercise program.
If you do the same exact workout 3 times per week for 3 straight months, not only will your body adapt and prevent you from continuing to see results, but you’ll also almost surely get so bored with your workouts that the intensity will start to drop, and you’ll slowly stop exercising altogether.
Keep these tips in mind when trying to answer the question of how to enjoy your workouts. Too many people avoid exercising regularly simply because they believe the commitment they need to make to their exercise program is too large.
Once you realize how short and infrequent you actually need to exercise in order to see amazing results, you’ll be much more likely to start enjoying your workouts and ultimately give the consistency and intensity that’s necessary to produce substantial fat-loss results.
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