Summer Beach Body
So its currently the beginning of April and a few days of warmth are creeping in here and there. For the body concious this starts the mind thinking ahead towards summer, not for the thought that with summer comes a whole host of new fun activities to do being that its warm outside, their thought is of the beach. With the beach comes the necessity of bikinis for women and tops off for the men. Over the winter its very easy to pile on a few pounds as the comfort food is at its highest and the big jackets and hoodies are hiding those bulging hips and bellies. But now summer is on the horizon and the beach body needs to be prepared. Attacking this as early as possible is a very good idea and realistically if your paying attention over the winter to your diet and training you should not be to far away from your ideal weight etc. When it comes to dieting for this process I would suggest a slow gradual decrease of calories over 2-3 months making sure that your meals are nice and equal and your not restricting the carbs to much, this way your not likely to fail as you will gradually get used to the calorific defecit. Exact numbers and figures of how much you should be eating compared to your current bodyweight and muscle mass are possible with some simple calculations, please contact me if this is something you would like to have worked out for you. For your average gym junkie and health food enthusiast I would advice a more simple approach, if your current diet is maintaining your bodyweight and you are in average shape then just start to knock a little off each of your meals, very slowly getting your body used to the lower calories. Your weight should drop by around 1-2 pounds weekly, so its a must that you regularly check in on the scales so that you can monitor your progress. With regards to your training I would advise firstly if you have any doubts that you are doing things correctly to contact me or a local personal trainer and make sure that the things that you are doing are with good technique and structured properly. If you are confident that you are doing things well then simply start to add a little more cardio on top of your workouts and some of your exercises that are normally done at low reps switch over to higher reps perhaps in the 15 range. Above all MONITOR PROGRESS making sure your constantly tweaking the things that are not working and adjusting your calories. Keep to your targets of weight loss and train with intensity. If things simply are not going in the right direction and that body fat is not dropping off then get some advice, at Leigh Carter Personal Training Milton Keynes we make sure that all of our clients goals are heavily monitored so that progress is a must, personal training is effective and fun and the body thats hiding inside you will finally get to come out.
On a final note I would like to say that personal training a client to look a certain way is my least favourite goal, looking amazing on the beach can be very deceiving, the harsh diets and training schedules of those people out there with the perfect summer beach body are not necessarily getting them in the healthiest shape, just the most aesthetically pleasing. All my personal training is targeted on getting my clients to perform and eat better, the added side effect of this is that you will look better, feel better and above all be healthier.