Many people, women especially will often turn to the much vaunted 1200 calorie diet to start losing weight.
Whilst I admire people's efforts to lose weight, I have to provide some words of caution about 1200 calorie diets.
The video will explain the best way to lose weight via a simple, healthy approach that will not drive you insane, make you feel deprived, restricted and missing out on life.
Bottom line - the 1200 calorie diet is not the best place to start.
Enjoy the video.
Here is a quick little workout that can be performed in a busy gym without the need for equipment.
It's called the "Jack of All Trades" workout and I got this idea from a book called High Intensity 300.
It is short but can be very tough depending on your fitness level.
You will work every muscle group from legs, to chest to back to arms.
To progress this workout you can add another exercise in for 15 reps or you can complete more rounds or simply beat the time each week.
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This workout is far tougher than it sounds.
It consists of 5 exercises and the reps go in a descending order.
Check out the video below to see how you can perform the exercises.
This workout can be as tough or as easy as you make it. It is important to keep good technique throughout. Never sacrifice good form on any exercise. Especially as you get tired and want to cheat a little.
I would progress this workout by performing it slightly quicker each week or doing one full round, resting for 3-5 minutes and repeating again.
Many people are told to perform back exercises at the gym to help improve poor posture.
A lot of these exercises involve pulling weights toward your body. These are indeed great exercises to improve your posture but there are many mistakes that can be made if you are not paying attention.
The goal of every exercise is to execute it with focus and attention so that you are not causing further damage to your body.
Check out the video below to ensure you follow the three tips for one of the most common exercises - the TRX Inverted Row.
The tips for this exercise can apply to all rowing exercises for your back.
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Here is a tough little workout that mainly uses your bodyweight as resistance.
See the video below.
There are options for everyone here.
Make it challenge by performing more reps or add weight if you need but mostly you can get away with just your own bodyweight.
Enjoy. Contact me if you have questions about the workout.