Optimizing Your Workout

In order to find your optimum diet and workout, you need only follow one
simple rule: only change one parameter at a time. If you change more than one,
you won’t be sure which was responsible for a change in your fitness or body
fat percentage. This means that it’s not even a good idea to increase cardio and
decrease your food consumption at the same time. Try doing one first, waiting
a few weeks and seeing what the results are. If you feel you need to improve
further then you can introduce the other change.

In order to make your program even more efficient, consider recording your
progress, along with your daily routine. Write down how many calories and
how much protein you consume, along with how much cardio you do and which
muscle groups you train with what exercises. Sometimes making a very slight
alteration can make all the difference. It’s even possible that you don’t need
to eat any less in order to lose weight, you may just have to change the times
at which you eat. For instance, a lot of people find that cutting out desert after
dinner has a significant effect on their progress. Similarly, splitting your meals
into more portions throughout the day has been known to speed up metabolism
and encourage fat loss.

You can also try making more subtle changes one at a time. For instance, if you
have been working your chest and back on one day, followed by your legs on the
next, and your arms and abs on the third day, you could consider switching this
up. You could dedicate an entire day to your back, followed by chest and arms,
and finally legs. This often has a positive effect as people underestimate how
much work their back needs. Furthermore, people have a tendency to over train
their chest, as chest workouts are easier and more fun than back workouts. This
can cause a detrimental effect to your posture, as the chest muscles will begin to
pull the shoulders forward.

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