Everything You Need to Know to Get Into Shape

If you are reading this article having not already begun working out and training, then you are currently not in the right mind-set to get into good shape. If you’re reading this article then it is most likely safe to assume that you have an interest in building muscle or burning fat and that you want to be in better shape than you are today.

You Already Know Everything You Need to Know?

SO then why haven’t you already begun doing a nightly workout? The answer you might think is that you don’t know enough to get started – but the reality is that you already know everything that you need to know.

The simple reason for this? Getting into shape is not rocket science. Actually there is a heck of a lot of science involved when it comes to building up muscle and learning this can help you to add more muscle faster – in order to just start seeing benefits you don’t need any of this, just like you don’t need supplements.

Here’s a newsflash sonny Jim – if you are haven’t already started working out because you think you need to do some reading first then you are plain just making excuses not to get started yet. And that means that something else is holding you back – such as fear, lack of energy or depression.

Knowledge has got squat to do with it. You start training and then you learn the information on top. The very best way to learn is through trial and experimentation anyway.

Everything You Need to Know

Just in case you aren’t sold on that little speech and you think you don’t already know all that you need to, here I’m going to go over the basics once again.

In order to build muscle you need to train until it hurts that muscle. This means loading it up with weights and repeating a specific movement until you can’t do any more repetitions and then pausing. Normal is to do about 3 sets of 10 repetitions before moving onto the next exercise but anything is fine. You then need to eat more protein which will repair the muscles.

If it hurts your muscle in the good way then it’s working.

You need to rest each muscle group somewhat but only to the same degree that you trained it. You shouldn’t train every single day on the same muscle group as it wouldn’t have time to recover and this is why you always either do splits or do gentler workouts like full body workouts and do them three or four times a week.

To burn fat you need to run for an extended period of time, or skip, or row, or cycle. As long as your heart rate is going faster than normal for an extended period of time you are doing your heart good and you are burning calories. Again you can do this three or four times a week. The more tired you are at the end, the more you burned.

Lastly to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than you take in. You should keep eating every food group, but eat less of them – particularly the simple carbs and fats.

James G Perkins owns a resource website http://www.strictlybodybuilding.net where he shares his secret of getting a six packs abs within 90 days. You can download his free e-book on where he talks about best bodybuilding diet that works.

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3 thoughts on “Everything You Need to Know to Get Into Shape

  • July 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Harsh, but true.

    Getting in shape is all about doing, not thinking.

    Now where did I put those dumbbells….

  • January 29, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    That was lame and condescending.

  • June 1, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I really agree that getting into shape is not rocket science so as losing weight. You have to work on it and add some self discipline to be able to reach your goal. Losing weight is not easy, you need focus and motivation also.


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