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5 Things Every Fitness Beginner Should Know Before Starting An Exercise Program

Are you looking to lose weight and get in shape but maybe the information that’s out there seems a little confusing or misleading? Have you done diets in the past where you felt great when you were on it but when you fell off it seemed like you had to work twice as hard the next time?

This is completely normal and happens more often than you think.

People who are successful with transformations are not doing what you think to achieve them. The people who successfully change their bodies, first change their habits.

The more GOOD LIFESTYLE HABITS you have the more SUSTAINABLE the Results Will Be!

  • Have you experienced any of this in the past?

  • Workouts Were Too Hard or You Were Too Intimidated to Start

  • Tried Creating Your Own Plan But Everything Was So Confusing, Doing Nothing Was Easier

  • There Was No Accountability So Once You Lost Motivation It Was Hard To Get Back On Track

Most fitness programs, diets and plans do not work for the long haul. Sure a lot can get great results but what about the people who are not successful? At Impact we believe in helping people create change a different way.

This way has helped us have over 460 successful client transformations and counting. After working with clients from all different backgrounds with different bodies and different goals, we found one thing to be true.

Most people struggle because they are using plans that are not designed for them. Most plans are designed to get Fit People Fitter and not help the beginner lose their first 10 to 15 pounds.

Below are our 5 Tips That Every Fitness Beginner Should Know About Losing Weight.

1. Focus On Total Body Workouts To Start

Body building splits and complicated program designs are awesome but unnecessary for the beginners. Doing almost any workout will help get you results in the beginning so it’s important to do something you enjoy. Only piece of advice is to include these 3 things listed below.

  • Targeting Bigger Muscle Groups – Legs, Thighs, Chest, Shoulders & Arms

  • Getting Your Heart Rate Up – Don’t be afraid to break a sweat

  • Getting Plenty of Recovery – Sleep 7-9 hours plus off days to rebuild muscle

2. You Don’t Have To Work As Hard As You Think

Gone are the days of trainers screaming at people and feeling like we need to beat ourselves into the ground to get results. We shouldn’t be in pain during workouts and we don’t need to kill ourselves 6 to 7 days per week to see positive changes.

  • You Only Need 2-3 Days Per Week Total Body Workouts (bigger movements). Squats and lunges are great exercises. Think of push ups and rows off a TRX suspension trainer.

  • Moderately Intense Exercise – If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. But make sure you keep it safe and don’t do something you’re not ready for physically or mentally.

  • Workouts Shorter In Duration – We’re busy which means our workouts are not always going to be 1 hour. Focus on shorter workouts that are higher intensity and include resistance training.

3. Focus Extra Time On Cooking & Prepping More

“They” say that nutrition is 80% of the battle. We agree that estimate is accurate. Instead of focusing on getting to the gym more, spend a little extra time in the kitchen where the real success takes place.

As a beginner it's common to think more workouts or more time in the gym will get you to the result faster. This thinking can create set backs. Less is more when you're getting started. Use the extra time where it counts!

Spending time on cooking and prepping your food will help you:

  • Eat Better Foods & Make Smarter Choices

  • Consume Less Calories Because You Are Eating More Whole Minimally Processed Foods

  • Spend Less Money Buying Meals & Food For The Week vs $40-$100 Per Week At Restaurants.

4. Pay Attention To Tightness & Mobility Issues

Every student that begins our program starts with an assessment. Here’s why. During this quick 10 to 15 minutes movement screen we can see what areas are tight or restrict movement. These tightness’s and restrictions cause bigger problems down the road.

  • Restrictions & Tightness Cause Injuries

  • Injuries Create Set Backs In Training

  • Injuries Drop Moral & Make It Difficult To Stay Motivated

5. Consistency Is King & The Numbers Always Add Up

We are not big fans of tracking everything you eat forever. We do however see the benefits of tracking for a little to stay on track and create a foundation to start with. If counting calories freaks you out, try using this image below to adjust your portions and gain control over your food.

“You can’t get where you want to go if you don’t know where you’re starting.” – Chris Lingham

Here Are A Few More Reasons Tracking Can Help You Be Successful:

  1. Track to Become More Aware

  2. Set Targets & Goals

  3. Add Accountability

Transformation starts only when we take action. Action creates results. We are looking for a few more Action Takers that are ready to see some results in their body and health. If you’re looking for results and ready to take action Click Here to Apply for our 30 Results Academy.

If we can't help you reach you lose 5 to 10 pounds of Fat, we will give you your money back for wasting your time. Limited Spaces Available.

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