Is It Too Late To Get Your Perfect Summer Body??
Even though the official start of summer is give or take 3/4 weeks away, that doesn’t mean you’re going to be left out in the cold if you haven’t been training and dieting the past few months. We’re here to tell you there’s still hope!! There’s no doubt that you’re going to be off to a late start if you’re only now just getting serious but as the old cliché goes, “it’s better late than never.” And although you may not have the pin up, poster body you might see on the front pages of magazines, believe us when we say there is still plenty of time to make a huge difference :)
Summer seems to be the favourite season for the majority of people simply because the weather is beautiful & warm, the days are longer and there are more fun things to do. Many activities available to do during the summer usually entail you to attend in slim fitting clothes that are quick to reveal your current body composition. So all the hard work (or all the no work) you’ve been putting in the winter and spring months is definitely going to show.
We’ve all been there before where out of embarrassment of the current state of our body, decide to decide an invitation to a pool party or summer get together etc… We’re going to do what we can to get you on the right track to your summer body even though time is limited. Just like with all procrastination you’re going to have to put in some extra effort if you want to see very good results in a short period of time. And this extra effort will mean some hard work, NO PAIN, NO GAIN!
Let’s start with your Training Programs. Going on 30 minute jogs now that the weather is consistently fantastic is okay, however, we’ll be the first to admit it’s not going to do much for speedy fat loss. To burn fat as fast as possible you’re going to need to create a lot of physiological stress on your body so it’ll use more calories to fuel itself. The best way to do this is through short bursts of intense exercise with short rest periods in between.
Summer Body Strategy #1: Sprinting
Interval training raises your metabolism and burns fat faster than low intensity workouts. You can take advantage of sprints to help lose weight. Running as fast as you can, or sprinting, makes you breathe harder, so it increases the amount of oxygen in your blood. This helps your body detoxify.
What I like to do and what we’d recommend is find your nearest local track, or grass area if you haven’t got a local track (always avoid running on pavement as it with start to have a negative affect on your knees over a long period of time). Run as fast and hard as you can for 70m-100m the immediately go in to a walk for 30m-50m, then bolt back into a hard sprint again and do this as many times as your body physically can. Keep this up on a regular basis and you’ll be off to a great start to getting that summer body you’re after!
Summer Body Strategy #2 – Weight Training
Along with implementing sprinting into your training routine also add in weight training as well. Weight training along with short rest periods are going to produce a lot of lactic acid in your body which will cause your body to release fat burning hormones. Never forget weightlifting is a type of strength-training exercise that burns calories and fat and tones and builds muscle.
Summer Body Strategy #3 – Eat Clean
Stick to good fats, good carbs and green vegetables and you’re good to go. Don’t stress out about calories instead eat until you begin feeling the first signs of satiety. Make sure you also drink a lot of water like you’re giving a humpback whale a run for its money. Good practice for this is to always have a bottle of water with you at all times.
Implementing the above strategies into your lifestyle can create visible results in a short amount of time. But none of these strategies is going to work unless YOU do! It’s going to take some hard work, planning and discipline but if you want it bad enough then you’ll get there. Just because summer is around the corner and you’re not in your beach body doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel. Your summer is just beginning…
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