As part of a normal day for me, I went to a mall near my place, there´s a gym right next the food area so my sister and I like to take some time sitting there in one of the closest tables so what I do I watch people, I like to see what people do while there in the gym. People who love exercise and training which typically are the ones who are leaner spend a lot more time on the weights section, people who also love to work out and tend to look skinny spend more time in the cardio machine section.
The interesting part and most obvious is the guys and girls who go there because they want or need to lose weight, we can clearly see how much they hate those routines and how much they struggle. I hate watching people suffer so even when they do need to workout to get in shape it doesn´t need to be like hell. I hate when trainers do almost the same routines with all their clients, some resistance training with light weights and cardio with asking and considering what their type of exercises their clients prefer, this makes a huge difference in the results.
Another thing I see is that people who is new to the gym feel so overwhelmed, and anxious because they are out of shape and just the idea of getting a foot in there creates fear and anxiety.
And the worst thing of all this is that the guys and girls who are dealing with their weight, which are the ones that need more attention and help are the ones who end up giving up without getting results.
This is why I created this website with the help of my sister, so that you can get in your best shape and sustain it without feeling disappointed and overwhelmed. My approach to training is simple, you need to focus on resistance training to maintain and build muscle and you add some cardio to help you burn fat.
Getting stronger with resistance training is key to get in shape and sustain in a simple effortless way. Bodyweight exercises and compound movements are key to build and amazing physique and cardio is great to help you lose fat faster and both have amazing benefits for overall health. There´s no reason to overcomplicate things.
If you are really out of shape you need to develop the habit of working out but you don´t need to jump right to one hour of high intensity workouts, 20 minutes a day 5 days a week are enough to start developing the habit and you´ll get great results but you need to make those 20 minutes as intense as you can. From those 5 days… hopefully 6 you can divide them into resistance and training, 3 to 4 days of resistance and 2 to 3 days of cardio at the beginning is all you need.
You don´t need to spend more than 1 hour at the gym every day, you don´t even have to go to the gym at least at the beginning you can train at home with bodyweight exercises and get in amazing shape you can buy some dumbbells if you want to add more variety. As you progress with your workouts you will get to a point where you need to lift heavier weights if you are using free weights (dumbbells and barbells) so you may need a gym membership to keep increasing weight but at this time you´ll be in shape and you will feel amazing and motivated to go there.
As you keep progressing and once you´ve developed the habit of working out I would recommend keeping your workouts around 1 hour each, you maybe hating me right now and giving all kind of excuses but we all have 1 hour each day that we can use to exercise, take that time for yourself, if you want to take care of the people around you need to take care of yourself first so that you feel great so that you can help the people around you.
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