Strength training provides numerous benefits (building muscle and burning fat for instance) so that’s what we’ll discuss here.
Bottom line: if time is limited, spend it on resistance training. Over the coming days I will share a series of tips designed to help you get the most out of your training even on the busiest of days 💪
Here is today's tip ⬇️⬇️
SMART TIP 1️⃣:
Stop telling yourself “I have to do all of this, all the time”. ✋🏼
Maybe when you were younger or before you had kids you were able to work out for 60+ minutes a few days per week.
And now that you don’t have that option, you think there’s no sense in working out for only 30 minutes.
“I’ve only got half an hour to workout, so what’s the point?”
“I've only got time to workout twice per week; and that’s not going to be enough to help me make any progress”
These are both common, yet false objections.
It’s not about how much time you have, but what you do with it that counts 😍🙌
When time is short ⏰, don’t waste it on the small things — sadly this is a trap many find themselves.
You must focus on the BIG things that produce the majority of the results.
Resist the temptation to nit-pick the small things.
BIG thing: I will strength train 2-3 times per week.
Yes! It IS POSSIBLE to do this — and we have lots of different types of workouts here - https://www.boxfitathome.com/browse.
Small thing: Is it optimal to work out earlier or later in the day?
No! Don’t focus on this; it’s insignificant. Just DO IT!
BIG thing: I’m going to eat at least 2.2 grams of protein per kg of bodyweight.
Yes. Do it.
Small thing: I’m going to debate whether I should eat an apple or a handful of strawberries
No. This is a waste of mental energy.
Both are good and anyone who says to avoid bananas or something equally preposterous is contributing to the lies that plague the health and fitness industry.
You have better things to do with your time than get sucked into such nonsense. This isn’t just a “small” thing — it’s a stupid thing.
BIG thing: I’m going to get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night.
Many people grossly underestimate the value of sufficient sleep so aiming for 7 hours of Zzz’s per night is a smart decision.
Small thing: Should I eat three or four meals per day?
Nope. Small thing. And the right answer here is: whatever you prefer and will adhere to long-term.
Watch out for more quick tips in the coming days 😍