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Create A Workout Plan That Leads You To Where You Really Want To Go

Success always leaves clues and part of getting quicker results comes from benefiting from the mistakes of those that came before you. Allowing yourself to utilize the experience, mistakes, time and energy invested by others for your own personal gain is the whole purpose behind having a mentor and personal development books.

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Get A Plan – And Get To Work!

Which is why I find it amazing that people in this day and age, still don’t take the daggum information and actually use it. With all the articles and videos available on the internet, there are still countless people who wake up and go to the gym with absolutely no workout plan.

You would think that having a workout plan is the most basic step on your journey to creating a whole new you and yet a high percentage of people kind of just wing it, or go by feel.

Ever been in a gym and just observe some of the stuff that goes on in there? Although it’s no laughing matter, the things people do at the gym can be downright funny at times. When you see certain things, you can tell that the person you are looking at came in unprepared.

What kind of things? Doing things like coming in, and upon entering without any real warm up, and immediately begin banging out a few reps, and sets, of a chest exercise. Then, for apparently no reason, the same person starts a set of bicep curls. After that, they might do an ab machine and end with lat pull downs. Huh?

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Essentially, what this person did was successfully accomplish nothing. Now I’m not taking shots at people, I’m simply stating the truth of some of the things I have seen at the gym. To some degree you can’t fault them for doing such things; and the reason I say that is because with so much information out there, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by information overload.

What tends to happen once you get overloaded is that you also get frustrated with so many conflicting beliefs, training systems, regimens and strategies that your attitude toward all this can very easily become something like, “to heck with all of this confusing information. I’m just going to start and do some of the machines or some free weights and see how it feels and go from there.”

Although I applaud people for taking action, simply because so few do these days, and even though you can get results by doing the wrong thing, it’s still not the best approach. You can run south with enthusiasm, and a positive attitude, but if your goal was to reach Canada from New York, then regardless of how pumped up, and excited, you are, you’re just going to end up lost and very upset  – somewhere in Florida!

Going into the gym without a workout plan is just like the example I just gave. You can be pumped up, fired up and super excited, but without a proper strategy, and plan designed to get you where you want to go, then you’re just spinning your wheels.

Trust me, we have all been there at one point, or another, so take it from me when I say your best bet is to always be surgical in your approach. When you’re surgical, you don’t end up wasting as much time, you get faster results and you do it in a more efficient way.

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We all have lives to lead, and people we care about we want to spend time with, as well as business, or careers, to attend to. Working out is just one facet of our life, and if we want to squeeze the most juice out of it, then we have to go in prepared. Think about it like a surgeon – he or she knows exactly what they’re looking for, and when they find it, they start operating. You need to do the same.

It will help cut time, and/or procrastination, down to a minimum with a strategy in place. Some of the questions you may want to ask yourself are:

  1. What is my ultimate outcome?
  2. What do I want to look like?
  3. What do I want to feel like?
  4. Do I want my workout plan to be designed to help with sports I like to play?
  5. How will I feel when I accomplish my goal?

Now of course there are many other detailed questions you also should be asking such as:

  1. How much do I weigh now and what is the target weight?
  2. Will crossfit, bodybuilding, powerlifting, calisthenics or a hybrid of these programs be the one I follow?
  3. How many reps and sets will be sufficient?
  4. How much rest should I take between sets, and how many exercises should I be doing per muscle group?

As you can see, there are many things to consider before creating your workout plan; but at least these type of questions give you a direction to point in, so you have a target to aim at when starting your program design.

A great way to start the process of designing your plan is to receive the free seven day email course I put together for you, that shows you the process of losing fat, and keeping it off. Once you know the principals, you can apply them with a sound workout program; and with that alone you are off to the races.

So go ahead, and enter your name and email; and start reading what you need to do to get to where you want to go. Remember this, victory favors the bold. Take action; and more importantly, implement what you will learn from the course. Until next time stay healthy.

The Best Fat Loss Workout Is The One You Do

I am often asked what the best fat loss workout is. When I hear this kind of question it just reminds me how far off course most people are . So with that in mind, let me offer you an uncommon perspective to this very common question.

I believe the best fat loss workout is the one you actually do. With so much information best fat loss workoutsreadily available on the internet and in magazines, as well as in infomercials, commercials ads, and equipment promising you quick results – it’s confusing.

There is an ocean of information available yet we are lost in a sea of confusion; and what we need is an island of clarity. Better said, what we need is a paradigm shift; or new way of looking at things. Looking at things from a whole new perspective opens your mind up to a much bigger picture.

I’m not going to get too “heady” or philosophical here so stay with me. Put on your mental track shoes and run with me while I explain how by changing your perspective – you change your life. Let’s get back to the answer most people are looking for.

Does The Best Fat Loss Workouts Really Exist?

When someone asks a question, like which workout is best for burning fat, what they’re really doing is looking for the magic bullet. Something that will somehow do all the work they are unwilling to do. Some special exercise, fruit, food or piece of equipment that will solve an external problem that is really an internal issue.

Trust me, I understand it’s much easier to look for the best workout then it is to eat a high amount of fruits, vegetables, drink plenty of water, and work a fitness program on a consistent basis.

What’s interesting is we all, on some level, have an idea of what we need to do to get the results we are after. All this fat loss science has been studied, researched, and documented over the last 30 years, that just about anyone can lose weight, and get in relatively good shape, with the surface knowledge they already have.

So the real question isn’t what is the best fat loss workout, but why isn’t everyone doing what they already know? This is internal territory that is uncharted to most. There are plenty of self help, and personal development, books that attempt to tackle the reasoning behind this type of internal tug of war.

I’m going to go ahead and throw my two cents into the pot as well. While many of the students I have coached understand the concept of personal development, which is the conscious pursuit of personal growth by expanding self-awareness, I have them focus instead on progressional development.

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Now that may sound like I’m being cutesy with my words, however words are powerful tools; and just the slight shift in a word can have a dramatic change on the meaning; which of course alters your perspective, and consequently, could change your life.

Although the theory behind personal development is noble, unless you know how to make those changes, and actually follow through on what you know – none of it amounts to a hill of beans. That is why I’m big on teaching results by progression. It’s something we can all understand, and, more importantly, measure.

Progressional development is movement from one area of knowledge to another. Have you ever the saying, “To know and not to do is not know?” Doesn’t this sentence make all the sense in the world? If you aren’t doing what you already know, then you really don’t know it . . . because if you did, you’d do it!

If you know how to ride a bike, then you are doing what you already know. Now if all you did was read books, and study video on how to ride a bike, but you never tried to ride a bike – will you be able to ride one? Answer – no.

Why? Because you do not know how. If you did, you’d be able to ride the bike. When you look at burning fat or weight loss in this manner it becomes just a bit more manageable. I think one of the reasons most people don’t apply what they already know, is because the task at hand seems so large, they see it as a whole; instead of the parts that make up the whole.

So how does this all this tie into what I said earlier about the best workout being the one you actually do? The key is to star at the most basic level, and work your up towards mastery – one rung at a time. One of the best ways to make this happen is looking for fundamentals, things that always work, and then working those fundamentals over and over again.

Even if you don’t have state of the art equipment, or the best strategies, but you attack with the right mindset and perspective, you cannot help but succeed. You will burn more fat, and lose more weight, with a better paradigm and consistent work rate, then you would trying to learn all the latest, and greatest, workouts.

If you want a specific, step-by-step strategy, then join our newsletter, and free access to a free email mini-course I created that outlines seven fundamentals that will help you get started on the fat burning process. All you have to do is enter your name and email address and I will make sure you receive that within the hour so you can get started on your new path to weight loss.

I wish you the best and remember winning and losing all happens before the game is ever played. It’s a mindset. I hope the info I shared today helped you gain perspective on truly creating a unbeatable mind. Until next time be well.