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Are you disappointed with your workout results?

One of my clients recently asked me, “I want to get that fitness model look, Please help! I have been working out for years doing spin, Zumba and body pump. Its so disappointing to me that people have to ask do I workout. It should be evident. I must be doing something wrong.Can you Please help?”

Body of a Fitness Model Diet

body of a fitness modelIll start out by saying, you can workout all you want, but to build a muscular physique you must have a clean diet with adequate protein intake, diet is just as important as the exercise part of your plan. The very first thing I always ask people. Do you know how many calories you are taking in each day? Do you know how much grams of fat you eat each day? No matter how much working out you do, you have to know how many calories you are consuming and they need to be good calories at that. Most people when I ask them this question have no clue how many calories they are ingesting, and are not aware that many of the food choices are all processed foods.  If you are not currently keeping track of how many calories you are eating I would suggest downloading the My Fitness Pal app or subscribe online.

Body of a Fitness Model Exercise

body of a fitness modelThe second thing I have my clients look at is what is your resistance program look like? If your answer is I do body pump been doing it for years with no results, remember you are not alone. The reason for this is that like with any exercise program your body gets used to the same routine. These programs are great and will give you amazing results at first, but after 6 months or so you will see your body has adapted and no longer changes. The key to getting that body of a fitness model look is to train different body parts for 8 to 12 reps each . You also want to make sure you are hitting body parts symmetrically to build a complete physique. For example just because you want your shoulders to look great in that dress does not mean you should neglect your arms legs and core. Make a routine and stick to it, rotating body parts and avoiding over training of any one part. If you have no idea how to do that reach out to a trainer or you can email me and I can recommend some great videos. Last but not least to get that shredded look include some cardio to your routine. You can do this by increasing the intensity through intervals and super sets while you weight train or by doing interval training while doing cardio machines. I personally love body weight training like intervals like plyometric squats, lunges, mountain climbers, burpees and more, this will definitely amp your intensity and metabolism. Remember this is a lifestyle change not a diet or a one and done type of situation. Which means when you are close to the finish line, you are happy with your shape, your weight, and your health. This is just the beginning, eating healthy and exercising will soon become second nature for you, not a chore or something you have to do, but instead something you want to do.