Summer is coming and we all want to get rid of some fat and put some muscles on our bodies, and this is mainly because there is nothing more fulfilling than walking on the beach with an attractive body that will draw all the attention.
This article will reveal to you all the things that you will have to do in order to get your body ready for your beach walks.
Nutrition Tips :
In order to lose a few pounds of fat from your body the first thing you will have to do is to figure out your carbohydrate intake. Most people consume high volumes of carbs, without realizing their daily caloric requirements. Lowering the carbohydrates intake can help you burn fat much easier, but will also help you get rid of some unnecessary calories. You never want to go too low on carbs either. Make sure to consume no less than 100 grams of carbs per day.
Second tip would be to increase your protein intake, namely to eat more foods high in proteins. You should consider eating 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.
Eat more whole foods and avoid processed foods. Whole foods are less dense caloric wise than processed, and they are also more nutritious, being richer in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other important micro-nutrients.
Eat leafy green vegetables (spinach, brussel sprouts) with most of your meals. Eating these types of veggies on a constant basis will help you increase your metabolism and keep your stomach chamber fuller, so you won’t feel like eating additional meals.
The first tip here would be to get a good workout program that will incorporate the use of weights and bodyweight. Weight training will increase your muscle strength, but it will also increase your metabolism, which is definitely a thing that you will want if you are looking to get a beach body quick.
The second tip would be to do cardio training, but make sure to use the right type of cardio in the right amount. I would recommend you to do low intensity cardio training for 1 day followed by a session of HIIT (high intensity interval training). By combining these 2 types of cardio you will make sure that your body will not slowdown your metabolism and adapt to the physical effort that you are pushing for.
For the low intensity cardio you can do 30 minutes of treadmill walking on an incline, while for the HIIT session you can do sprints (also on the treadmill).
In case that you don’t know how to do HIIT with sprints here is an example:
30 seconds sprint, 30 seconds walk to a moderate pace, after which you repeat the cycle.
You should do at least 5 intervals (cycles) and maximum 10, but if you are able to do more than 10, then it means you are not running fast enough or you should increase the duration of your sprints with another 5-10 seconds.
A final tip that I strongly recommend to follow is to be consistent, because consistency is the key in accomplishing any fitness objective!