I am always looking for better fat loss methods.
One time during a training session I accidentally put 10 pounds more on the bar than I intended to. I guess my mind was on something else, but I ended up doing the exercise as easily as if I had put on the correct weight.
The point to this is that I was stronger than I let my mind believe.
I could do more and progress faster than I thought possible and it allowed me to advance my program and gain results quicker.
But how can you benefit from this lesson?
1) Change your mindset and self-image. If you are stuck at a fat
loss plateau and keep telling yourself you are meant to be fat, then
guess what? You'll never win.
Instead, tell yourself you are meant to lose the fat. And believe it
when you say it! Picture yourself with a better body. Picture
yourself buying clothes for your new, better body.
Here's a great example of a fat burning mindset shift mentioned by
"Yesterday's eating went well. I even resisted a plate of fries and
didn't order the burger I was wanting. I used the mindset that
Craig mentioned - "I am a healthy person. Healthy people don't eat
Burgers and Fries". So I got a turkey sandwich with steamed
Having a strong, positive thinking attitude will put you on the road
2) Break a new record in the gym or at home with each workout.
The lesson above taught me to listen to my body and push it a little harder than I was used to. I was able to accelerate through my set routine and ignore the number of days I was supposed to be using a certain weight by challenging myself to move the weight up a little sooner.
Your body won't change if you aren't improving. My friend's dirty
trick ensured that I was always doing more each workout, and
therefore, always making gains.
So for your fat loss workout, pick one area you can improve on each
workout. Whether it's one more pushup, a faster interval, or 5 more
pounds on an exercise, break a record and you'll bust your plateau.
Challenge yourself to greater fat loss with Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Craig Ballantynes' "Turbulence Training"
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