There are few things that will boost your confidence like having an impressive physique.
In the pursuit of confidence this should be goal numero uno!
Just knowing you’re strong and your body reflecting that is an unparalleled feeling.
I can personally testify that your confidence will increase 10 fold when you’re in shape.
Here’s my top 5 tips for how you would go about it
1. Approach a workout like you’re Michelangelo removing stone to reveal David.
With each repetition you chip away at inhibitions and insecurities. Casting a vote for your improved future self.
Just think about no longer having to wear a t-shirt in the pool or that top that makes you really hot in the office.
And instead imagine the feeling of being comfortable and proud of your appearance.
2. Know that weight training / resistance training is the most beneficial.
When it comes to changing your shape you’re going to need to do some resistance training.
It has all the essential mechanisms
No other form of exercise can say the same.
And contrary to popular belief it doesn’t make you bulky (believe me I’ve been trying for years)
The only thing that makes you big and bulky is eating in a calorie surplus.
That’s when you go over your calorie needs for a protracted period of time
3. Exercise doesn’t cause fat loss/burn.
Exercise doesn’t start fat burn, it slightly increases the rate.
And that’s only when you’re exercising at a certain intensities
So all those fat burning exercises you see on the internet that are titled ‘fat burning 30 minute workout’. Or get abs in just 15 minutes’ are erroneous.
They are insinuating that you need to do their exercises to burn fat and lose weight.
And whilst you will be burn fat whilst doing their exercises and exercise is very beneficial.
The people making these claims (who introduce the video by telling you their name immediately followed by their self appointed title of ‘weight loss guru’ or ‘fat loss expert’).
They distort the amount you’ll burn.
Which is why you shouldn’t be exercising to lose weight!
You want to do that through your diet!
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4. It’s not about death metal, smelling salts and pushing yourself to the point where your eyes start to bleed
Your strength won’t be built through super human lifts. But by gradually increasing load over time.
It’s a principle called progressive overload. And so few know about it.
That’s why the 1.25kg and 2.5 kg plates are most underused pieces of equipment in the gym. Besides the disinfectant spray and blue roll. You’re aiming for marginal gains in strength each week. A little bit more weight, even on just one set of an exercise.
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5. It’s not just about the physical
From exercising you’ll also reap the mental benefits.
You build more grey matter and oxygenate all your brain better. From exercise you’re literally making yourself smarter.
Boosting testosterone in the process. Which will give you an increased sex drive and a competitive edge.