Tone-it-up with Portable Kettlebells


April 21, 2017

As the old saying goes, "There’s more than one way to skin a cat”.

A brutal saying for sure, and I promise you that no animals were harmed during the creation of this blog post (what on earth were people doing skinning cats anyway?).

Nevertheless, what the saying implies is certainly true.  Ask 300 coaches and you’ll learn 300 ways to accomplish the same goal.

While many "experts" claim to have the magic potion or secret hack for achieving weight loss, the reality is:

1). There are no shortcuts to permanent weight loss.

2). You can’t fake athletic performance ( i.e. you can’t speed up time and training).

Sadly, you can’t train for a marathon in a week ( well, you could try, but I strongly advise against that). You have to put in the miles and slowly improve your conditioning over time.

Similarly, you can’t expect to take a magic pill and watch extra body fat instantly melt off of your body. Once again, time and training are required.

How much time and how much training? Well, that depends on a whole bunch of factors, namely:

  • How much weight you want to lose (1-2 pounds a week is the recommended rate of loss for permanent change)
  • Your current fitness level
  • The time you’re willing and able to commit to achieving your goal
  • Your commitment to a balanced nutrition plan (more on this later)
  • Other factors that are totally beyond your control ( i.e. genetics, life circumstances, whether you or your children come down with an illness, etc). 

The points outlined above could be considered your fundamental laws for weight loss success. No matter which way to choose to “skin the cat”, these factors will ultimately determine whether or not you reach your desired destination.

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Total body circuit training is a proven method for promoting fat loss, and the PKB is an ideal tool for creating high intensity, moderate duration total body training. By rapidly transitioning between exercises, you not only achieve maximal muscle stimulation but also keep your heart rate elevated, torching calories while improving strength and endurance!

 Here are a few additional tips for maximizing your training and nutrition for fat loss:

  • Circuit training may be performed every day (if alternating muscle groups) or every other day if you opt for a total body training program.
  • Stick with moderately heavy resistance and higher repetitions ( 12-20 )
  • Keep rest periods short between rounds (no more than 1-2 minutes) for maximum results in minimal time
  • Fat loss requires a 20% reduction of overall daily calories from maintenance levels. Choose natural, high quality, minimally processed foods 80% of the time and be sure to drink plenty of water
  • Prioritize protein at every meal or snack to preserve muscle while eating in a calorie deficit. Meal replacement and protein shakes are a convenient option for breakfast or before or after a workout.
  • Don’t forget to warm up prior to activity and cool down and stretch post workout to prevent injury and begin the muscle repair process

Last but not least, remember that anything worth achieving takes time. Consistency, with both nutrition and training, is the most important factor for achieving your weight loss and athletic goals.

Train hard, eat well, and keep it simple. No cat skinning required.

 


With nearly two decades of experience as a fitness trainer and coach, Jacqui  Blazier has helped hundreds of clients from ages 8-80 lose weight, gain strength, and improve athletic performance. She recently launched her flexible dieting mastery course to help men and women lose weight while still enjoying a balanced life. Jacqui offers her coaching and consulting services worldwide via her website at www.jacquifit.com



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