WORKOUT BIBLE PART 2: How To Avoid 4 Fatal Fitness Flaws And Maximize Results
Myths and misconceptions – they’re a common component of a large number of workout timetables. Don’t fall into the same traps – follow my myth-busting guide to strike the right balance in your routine and achieve the goals (and body) you’ve always wanted!
Myth #1: The one-hour workout!
Reality: Don’t be fed fitness nonsense– you absolutely, positively never need 60 minutes for an amazing cardio or strength session! Studies prove high-intensity interval training is great for you – and you can achieve great results in as little as 30 minutes a session. Just get off your butt and do something!
Myth #2: Carb-loading.
Reality: Plying yourself full of pasta before a workout really is a waste of calories – you don’t need to stockpile carbohydrates to achieve great results and last the distance (unless you’re running a marathon, that is). Have a small healthy snack featuring some protein and/or fruit and vegetables about 45 minutes before a session to help fuel your workout. Hydrate adequately, too.
Myth #3: ‘Go hard or go home’
Reality: Intensity is important to achieve your results, but so too is rest and recovery. Don’t overdo it and push yourself too hard too often, otherwise you’ll cripple your progress or, worse, suffer long-term injuries. Aim for a weekly total of three strong full-body sessions if you’re a beginner, or four-to-five split-body workouts if you’re an advanced trainer. Just be sure to get adequate recovery time in between – 24 hours for each muscle group/area is best.
Myth #4: Stick to your timetable.
Reality: Planning your workouts months in advance is great, but if sticking to a routine is proving taxing, is impacting your social life and/or bottoming-out your energy levels, the regime is simply not going to be sustainable. Workout when you can – remembering you really only need about 30 minutes at a time – and whenever you feel most energetic. Be ready and willing to change it up! Some days you’ll feel like exercising in the morning, others at night. Switching up your workout days – and what you do each session – will prevent burnout, give your body time to repair itself and ensure your improvements never plateau.
Remember to only follow advice that works for you. Develop a killer training timetable and see your results soar… and, most importantly, the fat melt away. And never be sucked in by another fitness flaw again!
ABOUT MARK MOON
Mark is one of today’s leaders in health and wellness, with more than 15 years’ experience from across the globe. As a celebrity trainer with a continued national and international presence, Mark promotes his well-balanced, holistic approach to fitness and lifestyle through media platforms worldwide.
Mark has created his own online health, fitness and lifestyle brand Get Fit Fast The Complete Workout System with workouts, meal plans and workout schedules available for download at www.markmoonfitness.com Mark is also a resident trainer on USA digital workout platform Fit Fusion, USA based iPhone application Go Flaunt It, and his home workout DVDs range is distributed through the USA by Watch It Now Entertainment at www.markmoonfitnessusa.com