The majority of people would like to improve their body shape in one way or another. Achieving a fit and sexier looking body is often the original reason for many people to join a gym in the first place.
Of course, a “fit” or “sexy” body is going to be somewhat rooted in individual opinion and can be very subjective. For this article, I am going to focus on a generalized definition of those words.
In most cases, getting a fitter and sexier body means an individual is aiming to do two things: lose some fat and build a bit of muscle. As I already mentioned, this is quite a subjective topic so the amounts of body fat and muscle mass requires to make somebody look fitter and sexier is going to vary.
However, the bottom line is that most people who want a better-looking body will be aiming for fat loss and muscle building.
With that in mind, you now have your goals for achieving your sexier physique. The problem arises when you begin to look into how to reach those 2 goals of building muscle and losing body fat; there seem to be endless different methods to achieve them.
This is actually true; there are many different methods, strategies and techniques out there for you to use in pursuit of your dream body that can work. In fact, there are way too many to cover inside of a single article.
Therefore, I want to give you the 3 key areas you should focus on. These are the 3 elements that I believe will yield the biggest results and should be where you put most of your energy.
Focus on the 3 factors below consistently and you won’t go far wrong when it comes to improving your physique.
1. Nail Your Nutrition
I feel that this is probably the best place to start since it has the biggest impact on your overall results. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to lose fat or gain muscle, your nutrition can make or break both goals.
Getting into nutrition can open up a whole can of worms by itself since, like fitness in general, there are hundreds of different concepts and tactics out there. What I want to do is give you some basic principles and guidelines that you can align with your goals and put into action right away.
Firstly, you must outline your current goal: are you trying to lose body fat or build some muscle? If you are a complete beginner in the gym, there is potential for you to achieve both at once but for most people, you are better off picking one.
Once you know your current goal, you will have something to judge your actions against. Now on to the nutrition itself.
I want to keep it as simple as possible, to begin with. Therefore, I want you to focus on simply eating high quality, nutritious foods first and foremost.
What this means is that the majority of your diet should come from unprocessed, whole foods. If it hasn’t been killed or grown then you should probably limit your intake of it.
You can then focus on getting in some protein and vegetables with each of your main meals throughout the day. If you start with those rules, you will be building the foundations of a great nutrition protocol.
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