Are you busting your a$$ day in and day out at the gym, Lifting weights and doing cardio 6 days a week and still not seeing any progress? Changed your workout, and can’t gain any muscle? Doing cardio twice a week and still cant see those damn abs? Well as often as ive seen and from my experience it always comes down to diet. U can jog for an hour and lift weights, have a chocolate bar and an average meal and that’s your exercise gone.
If you don’t have the rest of your diet in check and have a bite here and a sip there and just one piece chip , it all adds up and ull be seeing minimal results for the effort your putting in.
U can workout with the fittest guy/gal in the gym and follow they’re workout to the ‘T’ everyday but unless your going to stalk them for the rest of the day, you have no idea what they’re doing in terms of diet. You put an hour or two at the gym everyday, what you do for the rest of the 23 – 22 hours is what makes or breaks your progress. Coming to another point; sleep and recovery. In terms of muscle gain, you don’t gain muscle in the gym, you are basically tearing your muscle and breaking some of it down (micro trauma). You grow when you sleep because that’s when your body repairs the muscle. If you’re not getting 6-8 hours of sleep a day then you’re not giving your body the time it needs to recover. Moreover, lack of sleep brings on fatigue and puts a lot of stress on your mind and body everyday. This eventually causes your body to release higher amounts of cortisol. Cortisol is a fat storing hormone having a catabolic effect on your muscle and thereby causing you to store more fat hindering all your progress.
Diet and exercise go hand in hand as does rest and recovery. U can reach your goal choosing one way, but it’ll take you a lot longer and it’ll be a lot harder than combining the two and actively progressing each week, month and so forth.
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