I was in the gym the other day, busting a nasty high-volume arms session, when a girl I know was asking about program design, AKA the question that every individual on the planet whats to know :
“What should I do for……(insert either fat loss / smaller bingo wings / more muscle bigger arms….you get the idea) …….?”
It really is question on everyones lips, and is more than complicated.
For instance, even through my 3-year intensive studying of many research studies and experiments – I do not know how your body will exactly react! Yes, I have studied what foods seem to work better for faster and healthier fat loss……………as opposed to the diet plans that I have watched in detail over the past 2-3 weeks.
Will My Crash Diet Kill Me? Click here to read / watch: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/will-my-crash-diet-kill-me
Any crash diet is not the best Idea – but even some of them are just normal diets?!! One guy last week lost a stone in a week or 2? But it turned out all he did was stop drinking alcohol and eat plenty of meat and veg. Sounds like a good diet to me! (REAL FOOD MINUS THE SH*T!!!!) Those liquid diets are simply a bad idea – especially over a longer period of time.
Even if supplementing with good fats, amino acids etc…..its not a long term solution.
(I don’t know about you – but I think the clue is in the title of the program, nudge nudge, wink wink).
I have studied what works for FAT loss (not just weight loss) and I can tell you that a program involving weights, be it dumbells, barbells, medicine balls, bodyweight – is no substitute. If you think that leaving resistance programming out of your program for a few months will help you – think again!
Strength and muscle take more time than fitness to earn.
This has been demonstrated in so many clients that I have hardly changed my principles on program design in years! Yes new cthigns come to light, but the principles are still going strong!! Who isnt a man of princliples? 🙂 Click here to read what people are saying!
Much like you probably thought – I cannot predict the future
Where one program can shed oodles of fat from one body ……another body might reactly differently. It might be stubborn, it may even put a little more muscle on (not always a bad thing!)
Only You will know how your body reacts.
So record your workouts – like I explained in this article “Are you prepared to work intensely?” – If you are serious about changing your body shape you really really need to be doing this.
I am now off to train a client and then train myself straight away – so I can allow a good 8-10 hours before my football match tonight.
Time to get in, work hard, and get out!
Have a top week – you know where to find me for any questions 🙂