When it comes to building muscle or losing body fat, nothing beats consistency. Are some workouts more effective than others? Of course, but for most people, the problem isn’t that they’re doing the wrong things, the problem is that they don’t give themselves enough time to see the results. Results usually take some time to show which is why most people quit their diet/workout program within the first 3 months.
People who are ripped or who has nicely developed muscles got that body through years of training. If you want to obtain your ideal body, you’re going to have to give up the idea of quick results and accept the fact that it will take longer than you expect to see the results you want.
When it comes to your diet, whether you want to gain weight or lose weight, keeping up with your calorie intake is key. It might suck at first but you just need to tell yourself that the way you will look and feel will all be worth it. To make it easier, come up with a diet that you can see yourself on for years, yes, years. If you hate your diet, you’re not going to stick to it very long. It’s better to get results slower and keep those results than to get them faster only to lose them shortly afterward.
When it comes to training, it’s all about intensity and consistency. Far too many people start working out only to “go on a break” a couple of months later and then have to start over again. All it takes is 1 hour, 3 days a week. Focus on compound exercises (exercises that work multiple muscles) for a more efficient workout. Regardless of what sort of exercise you’re doing, do it with intensity but with perfect form of course.
People who hire a personal coach, on average, will have better results than people who don’t. Part of the reason is right information but the biggest reason these people are more consistent with their workouts.
If you’ve never worked out consistently for at least a full year, make it your goal to do just that. This goes for your diet too. Most people can’t go consistently for a full year which is why most people will never obtain their ideal body. If you don’t want to be like most people, commit to 1 full year of correct diet and training. From there, you can look at your results and decide whether you want to continue or not. Chances are though, you’ll acquire a life long habit that will serve you well and once you reach your fitness goal, you can use that success to reach goals in other areas of your life.