I have a guest post from Brian on how to avoid those common fitness relapses.
~ Rick Kaselj
My name is Brian Kalakay. I am the creator of the Boot Camp Games franchise and owner of Xtreme Results in Lapeer, MI (Lapeer’s #1 Fat Loss Facility).
Let me ask you something…
Have you ever wanted to participate in a super intense, muscles tanking, sweat pouring workout that would scare your fat away and send your plateaus packing?
We’re talking about a workout that you could do and literally 5 minutes after it is over you feel like a totally new person and can almost see instant results?
For most of us the answer to this question is yes.
The problem becomes a combination of the following things:
- Your joints are destroyed 5 minutes into the workout and you are in too much pain to continue.
- The workout is 45 minutes to an hour in length so you really don’t have time to ramp up to that full intensity during the workout.
- You don’t have access to the proper equipment needed to help your body achieve a proper workout.
- There isn’t enough space in your room to workout effectively.
- When you workout by yourself you feel like a failure because 70% of all of the exercises feel awkward.
- You lose motivation quickly because you don’t see results fast enough or you plateau extremely fast.
Do you struggle with obstacles like the ones listed above?
If you do, not to worry, you are not alone. 86% of people who start a fitness program suffer from what is called a “fitness relapse.”
A fitness relapse is when people fall back to their starting weight or measurement or sometimes even worse because they gave up halfway through the program or they quit after the program was over.
Now, I own a premier fat loss facility here in Lapeer, Michigan. I have over 130 active members currently and if I had a nickel for every time someone came to me for help after they experienced a fitness relapse, I could literally retire.
The even more shocking part is that the reason why they went through this was usually because of one or more of the reasons that I listed above.
So how do you avoid a fitness relapse?
Well, it’s not easy, but it is doable. Follow the six steps I have listed below and you will be on your way to a PERMANENTLY lean lifestyle with no chance of a fitness relapse.
1. Find a workout program that fits into your busy schedule instead of trying to fit your busy schedule into a workout time.
This means to use workouts that are 30 minutes or less if possible. That way time is never an obstacle that holds you back from an intense workout. Remember your fat loves the time excuse!
2. Make sure the trainer in the program has knowledge about joint and muscle health.
One of the main reasons people stop training is because their joints hurt too bad or they overtrain muscles and end up in pain constantly. To avoid this make sure the trainer who is structuring the workout program is knowledgeable of joint and muscle health.
Example: Every workout in my new Lean in 17 program is crunch and sit-up free (to protect your lower back), offers alternative versions for people with bad joints, explains every exercise in depth (to avoid injury) and are cycled in a “non-competitive” manner so that you don’t over train your muscles but still feel the “burn.”
3. Find workouts that don’t rely on fancy equipment.
This way if you get caught and you cannot make it to the gym or can’t afford a gym membership, you can still get your daily workout in.
4. Get proper instruction on how to perform exercises.
When you are lost or the exercise doesn’t feel right, seek out the help of an expert or trainer. Nine times out of ten you can find a good explanation on YouTube or Google of how to perform an exercise.
Now, if the workout program is of high quality, usually the person in the program will explain everything in depth and give you alternatives in case you aren’t able to complete an exercise with proper form.
This is what I do in my Lean in 17 program.
5. Find workouts that can be done anytime/ anywhere.
You should be able to perform a proper workout in a space the size of an elevator. Because if you can do this, you can literally workout anytime and anywhere, thus the number of excuses you have that will stop you from getting in your workout will erode away.
6. Find a workout program that is cycled to avoid plateauing and losing motivation.
The biggest way you can see if what you are doing is going to work is look into the program and see if everything is cycled on a calendar or planner to work certain muscle groups on certain days of the week. If it is, it will work for a little while.
Now, if you want to keep those plateaus far away from you and your motivation higher, check out my Lean in 17 program. We cycle everything on a NEW 9-Day Muscle Depletion Cycle that is proven to keep your results coming and plateaus as far away from you as possible.
For more lean tips and tricks that will help you live lean and avoid fitness relapse click on the image below to get the details of my brand new Lean in 17 Minutes program…and yes all of the workouts are done in just 17 minutes ;).
I hope you take these tips and use them. The last thing I would want is for you to start getting results and then have your own fitness relapse.
Keep Rocking It!
Brian Kalakay, CTT