26 Dec 3 Legitimate Ways To Get In Amazing Shape This Year

With the year coming to a close, it’s time to really think about what your fitness “plan of attack” will be for next year.

You also want to make sure the upcoming year is not just another New Year’s Resolution that only lasts a couple of weeks.  Your commitment to exercise and nutrition really doesn’t have to be that hard, you know?  Here’s 3 great tips to get you in Amazing shape in 2011.

START TRAINING WITH KETTLEBELLS (DON’T DABBLE – TRAIN!)

It’s still amazing how many people haven’t tried Kettlebells yet.

You’re here, so you probably have, but many people still have not.

While kettlbell training is a huge trend in fitness, there’s still many people out there that haven’t tried them out yet.

I believe kettlebells haven’t even scratched the surface yet, as far as popularity and impact in the fitness industry.  This is still a “baby” in the fitness arena.

And for the skeptics out there, I can bet you either haven’t tried them OR you haven’t learned how to do this type of training the correct way, for maximum effectiveness.

As I’ve repeatedly stated, kettlebell training is a game changer. In simple terms, it makes you super fit, strong, powerful, and improves cardiovascular conditioning, just for starters.  I can ramble on and on about the benefits of kettlebell training.  For a more comprehensive list of benefits, see the post I did, 28 Ways Kettlebell Training is Great for You.  If you haven’t discovered this yourself, go to the Dragon Door website and find the closest certified instructor in your area, you’ll be glad you did!

Take a Hard, Honest Look At Your Carb Intake.

At this point, I am thoroughly convinced that lower carb diets are the way to go for fat loss and ultimate conditioning.  I’m not saying the low carb, feel bad, perform poorly type of low carb diet.  I’m talking about avoiding overconsumption of the typical higher carbohydrate diet. Unless, you’re an elite athlete, there’s really not a good reason to eat an abundance of carbs these days. Now, this will depend a lot on your goals, body type, activity level, and exercise duration and intensity.  But, I’ve have found that my energy levels are actually better (as a result of a more stable blood glucose pattern), my fat loss is greater, and I feel better by timing my carbs around my exercise to enhance my performance.  For optimal health, energy, performance, and fat loss, reducing your carb intake will do you a world of good.  In my opinion, one of the best books out there for much more information on this topic is, Primal Blueprint.

Get Started & Never Miss a Workout for at least 30 Days.

Something I’ve discussed quite a bit here is the importance of starting a new habit and being relentless with it for 30 days.  If you really want 2011 to be your ‘fittest year ever’, you’ll need to 1) Get Started and 2) Commit to it for 30 days, at a minimum! I’ve been working a this exact formula for the last 26 days, by posting every day right here on the StealthBody.com (to illustrate a point on the power of 30 day challenges).  If you haven’t got started with your exercise program and you’re ready you get started, just start and commit.  It works. Maybe you’ve plateaued or haven’t gotten the results you wanted this year, it works the same way.  Start on something new (kettlebells, a new nutrition plan, consistency, increased intensity, whatever it is) and just commit to it for the next 30 days.  By the end of that 30 days, you’ll have yourself a brand new habit and you’ll be on a road towards amazing progress.

There’s 3 simple tips and things you can do to make this year, your fittest year ever!

Your training is a journey, not a destination.

It’s something you can always improve upon every year and it can dramatically improve your life in almost every way possible.

A new year is about to begin.

It’s up to you to decide whether this is going to be your fittest year ever and take a massive step towards your ultimate health, energy, and performance.

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2 Comments
  • Isabelle Mushett
    Posted at 22:17h, 28 December

    Really informative blog article.Thanks Again. Cool.

  • John Perry
    Posted at 06:03h, 24 February

    The kettlebell has its origins in Russia and has gaine populaity workdwide. It resembles a small boat anchor with a handle, and is extremely easy to use and can yet build up strength quickly. If you use the two-arm kettlebell techniques correctly you can help build up strength in your arms quickly and efficiently.

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