Keep it real people….

I often read and see people telling everyone to: Go hard, train every day, if it doesn’t hurt you are not training hard enough, some PTs are even proud that their clients vomited after a session, along with training every day etc…

The real key to success is a good aerobic plan along with a well-designed weight training and a good stretching routine. The other real key is rest….. not only between sets but days off. If you combine a sensible progressive weight training program with some sensible aerobic activity (not on the same days) eat well, avoid the binges of too much alcohol and save your money by not buying useless supplements …eating good grains, small amounts of lean protein, dairy and lots of variety of vegetables and eating 2 pieces of fruit a day will serve you well. Drink water. The real trick is to avoid crazy fads, supplements and the extreme PTs out there. It is important to eat as well as you can from all food groups. Stop comparing yourself to models body builders on steroids and just use diet and exercise to control a healthy weight and live a long and healthy life. Like training, life is about quality not quantity. Get the balance right and just be consistent without being obsessive …..you will have a far better chance of success. :)  Mmmmmm… this really isn’t such a great secret just plain old common sense approach to training.

By: John Hart

Master’s In Education” (Disability/Rehab) Newcastle University Australia

“Grad Cert Education” Newcastle University Australia

“Diploma Fitness/Recreation”

“Diploma of Sport and Recreation”

“Cert 4 Personal Training”

“Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach”

Member of ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association)

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