Your Best Body Ever
We all want to be our best, especially when it comes to our health and fitness.
But sometimes getting there can be a real challenge.
So I thought I’d come up with a quick and easy guide to getting your best body ever. Ready to transform yourself?
5 Steps to Your Best Body Ever
1. Clean Up Your Diet
I talk a lot about diet and weight loss, but there’s no getting around the issue. Eating right is key to a fit, ripped body, no matter your goals. But let’s sum up the main points.
First, you need to cut down on sugars, unhealthy fats (saturated, trans), high sodium foods, and the processed junk. Instead, eat more fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy complex carbohydrates (go for whole grain whenever possible). For more tips on what to eat and what not to eat, check out my Master Cleanse here.
2. Improve Your Aerobic Exercise
Everyone thinks of cardio as the typical route to fitness. But jumping on the treadmill for 20 minutes a day, day in day out, is not going to cut it. You need to change things up and continue challenging yourself.
I recommend adding interval training to your cardio routine. This means alternating between high intensity and low intensity. Not only will you burn more calories, you’ll also improve your cardiac health. Take a look at my article on Treadmill Workouts for more ideas.
3. Make Weights a Priority
If resistance training is just an after-thought in your workout, you need to make it a priority today. (And if it already is, you need to take things to the next level.)
Resistance training is important for a number of reasons. First, more muscle mass means increasing your resting metabolism, which means you’ll burn more calories on a regular basis. It will also tone up your body and make you look more fit. Check out my Total Body Workout here.
4. Take the Right Supplements
You’re right, not all supplements are worth the money. But many are, and many can help you get the results you’ve been looking for. Here are a few:
- Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion is a tasty, satisfying whey protein supplement to support muscle growth.
- Muscle Pharm Assault is a pre-workout complex designed to give you the edge you’re looking for!
- Universal Animal Pak is a complete joint support complex to help you recover from your weight training efforts!
For more information on supplements, see my articles Top 10 Workout Supplements for Women and Top 10 Workout Supplements for Men.
5. Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Last but not least, you need to improve your quality of sleep. This one’s important for so many reasons: higher energy, faster recovery from workouts, positive mood, and more motivation at the gym. For more tips on sleep, see my article on Quick Sleep Remedies.
Your Best Body Ever – A Final Note
So there you have it, 5 things you can start working on today. Getting your best body ever isn’t that far out of reach, but you need to keep everything in mind. Exercise, sleep, diet – it all works together!
Have any questions or feedback about Your Best Body Ever? Please leave a comment below…
Hey Sam, what’re your thoughts on the V Shrink Wrap Effect course? The idea that dropping several pounds, than bulking up, then cutting using a low rep range and heavy weights and HIIT will give you the ”Lean Hollywood look” as seen in the picture above?
Skip it, sounds all wrong to me!
I think you are right to put diet in the #1 spot. Over the years I have tried to do the fitness part without the nutrition part (or some say diet) and it doesn’t take me very far. I don’t know how scientific it is, but I always say its about 70% diet, and 30% fitness