6 tips for obtaining the best results after gym trainings
Sport is the best ally when it comes to a toned and slender body but some unhealthy habits usually wreck the trainings and the results are not as we would want to.
This is why it is very important to know which are the steps which should be changed, the main factors which are guilty for an unchanged weight and look no matter your efforts. According to specialists, the mistakes that seem most simple are the biggest we often do.
Let’s discuss together the most important myths that baulk you from having a toned body.
Myth: If I do sport, I can eat everything I want.
Truth: A toned body is obtained by mixing 80% diet and 20% sport.
“You can’t avoid the unwanted effect of a unhealthy diet by taking exercises“, says Dalton Wong, trainer for many stars such as Amanda Seyfried and Jennifer Lawrence.
“Losing weight starts and ends in the kitchen, but sport is the easiest part. In the rest of the time you should learn to be disciplined with everything you eat. Sport helps you reach faster the results you want, guarantees you a certain weight but you won’t lose weight by eating junk food, no matter how much exercises you take“, says Dalton.
Solution? Before eating, imagine yourself doing this while being naked in the mirror. Suddenly, you will lose your appetite. If you want to taste it anyway, try a bit of it, without exaggerating.
Myth: “You too can have a body as stars do”
Truth: If you have a genetically inheritance such as Adriana Lima or Miranda Kerr you can hope to look like them, if not, you have to work for this.
“The fact that they have to look very well is part of their job and they have all the time and instruments in the world to do this. If you want a body like theirs, you should quit your job, hire a personal trainer, a nutritionist and a masseur, and sport a few hours/day.” says Nick Weiss, trainer at a gym hall in New York.
Solution? Become your own best version. Accept the fact that you will never have Cameron’s Diaz legs or Gwen Stefani’s abdomen, but instead try living a healthy life.
Myth: The days when you don’t do your exercises are lost days.
Truth: The days when you sleep and rest are necessary in order to lose weight.
“Resting is important for your muscles, your nervous system, your brain and body, and also for losing weight“, says Wong.
“Every time you feel like you have exaggerated by taking exercises you should give your body the chance to recover, in order to be stronger, and prepared for further trainings. If you go to the gym daily, when will it be able to recover?“, says Nicola Addison, owner of the gym hall where Daisy Lowe trains.
Solution? Don’t train 7 days/week, try setting certain days for training. You will also lose your motivation if you train daily. Make sure you sleep long enough. Our bodies are sun dependent so we need to sleep less in summer (6-7 hours) and more by winter (at least 7 hours/night).
Myth: If a training gives results, use it hereinafter.
Truth: For best results to be obtained, it is important to vary trainings.
“Your body is looking for best solutions in order to reach a task. If you do the same exercises each time, your body will work less, until it will obtain no results“, says Weiss.
Solution? “As soon as a training seems simple, change it. But if alternating trainings is an excuse for quitting sport, then don’t do it. “, is Addison’s advice.
Myth: Cardio exercises are best manner to lose weight.
Truth: You will look better if you mix cardio with trainings where you use weights and those for endurance.
Solution? Try doing both cardio, weight exercises or genuflections, thrusting or weight lifting.
Myth: An hour of jogging is more efficient than 20 minutes of fitness.
Truth: It doesn’t matter how long you jog as long as you don’t do it right.
“A short round of sprints and rowing is more efficient than jogging. When you do sprints for 2-3 minutes and after that you jog is more effective in burning calories than cardio trainings. These intervals will count more on your metabolism because they will augment muscles capacity to use greases in order to produce energy”, says Addison.
Solution? Try taking exercises of great intensity for 2-3 minutes, offering yourself a pause of 2 minutes between them and repeat this 5 times. Make sure that your muscles are heated before doing this and at the end take some stretching exercises.