3 Things People with Great Physiques Have in Common

September 21, 2015

Getting to your ideal shape can feel like a journey. There are plenty of ups and downs, easy victories and frustrating challenges. Each of us charts a unique course towards our goal, but anyone who has ever achieved fitness greatness has had to do at least three things to get it done.

#1 Increase Frequency

The bottom line is that people with rockin’ bodies work out all the freakin’ time! This is not a bad thing, though. Truthfully, this human body that we have been given was definitely made to move. What this means in the fitness department is that in order to get closer to your goal, you will have to spend more time working at it. Makes sense, right?

#2 Have a Plan

Every competitive athlete I have ever encountered seems to always have one thing with them whenever they are in the gym (and I’m not talking about pre-workout powder). It is their program! Think of when you go to a play or the symphony: you get a program that tells you what to expect AND when! Wouldn’t it be nice to have similar predicatability when you’re working so hard to get your fitness dreams to come true?

#3 Look Beyond the Gym

There is a great expression: “You can’t out-train a bad diet.” Nothing new here, just a reminder that you can develop a very fit looking body just by modifying your diet. A person doesn’t need to work out 4-7 days a week to be at their ideal weight and body fat percentage. They just need to eat functional foods in small quantities and stay away from most starchy carbohydrates, sugar and alcohol.

These three moves are not new information. In fact, they are so old that even Jack Lalanne, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Fonda and Billy Blanks used the SAME strategies in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Therein lies the beauty: three simple steps that anyone can take to get in the ballpark of their fitness goals.

So ask yourself: How can you dedicate more time to fitness? Does your plan have a clear direction? Are you doing everything you can outside of the gym to assist you on your mission? Answer these three questions, set them in motion and watch your body’s transofrmation begin to take shape!

In spirit and sport,

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