05 June 2010
Lol...my little niece talks about her "musckles" all the time. And, as men, we are always trying to beef up, working out for that bigger pecs, muscular calfs, and biceps that rip through t-shirts during the summer time. But, what does it take to get your goals?
I suggest if you have fitness goals and you have a little extra cash to hire a personal trainer. Find a trainer that's offering a good deal and that will work you til you literally want to throw up at first. I've had two trainers and both of them got me great gains. My only problem is I don't stay motivated and end up losing what I gained. So, this time around, instead of hiring a personal trainer, as it seems I depend on them for the motivation, I'm trying to do it myself.
My short-term fitness goal is to gain 5 pounds by the end of the month. A high metabolism and the fact that I maybe eat twice a day on average makes my fitness goal that much harder. But, I know my body. If I eat at last 3500-4000 calories per day, with an excess of protein (your body weight+50=the amount of protein intake per day) then I should accomplish my goal.
In addition to 5 day workouts and 200 pushups and 100 crunches before bed every night is very important. In any fitness regimen, whether it is to lose weight or gain, diet is the most important and fitness is second. Hard to believe, but if you think about it, people can lose major weight just by changing their eating habits.
If you would like more information about how to reach your fitness goals reference bodybuilding.com and Jillian's fitness workouts and diet plans from "The Biggest Loser" will definitely get you where you need to be.
Good luck with your own fitness goals!