I GET IT!
Let me get straight to the point.
3 reasons why you may not be losing weight?
1) Your age and slowing metabolism
2) Your body adaptation to your current workout
3) Your missing “HIIT”/ plyometrics movements
I don’t know about you, but when I turned 40 it felt like everything just slowed down. (OMG!)
I would lift weights, do cardio and eat healthy and it was like it took 2 months just to lose one pound!
I was losing my motivation.
… my mind was full of sabotaging thoughts.
I was thinking “F**K this.”
This is why I want you to finally take action for you.
I would start finding “excuses” saying:
“Oh I was getting old….Oh .. it’s my genetics.”
How come it works for everyone else but not me?
Our bodies are built differently yet one thing that doesn’t change is the reality that your metabolism slows down with age.
If you are 35 or older, it is natural for the body’s metabolism to slow down.
I couldn’t accept this nor could I accept defeat.
I k new that I had to try “something different” to boost my FAT BURNING, especially being over 40.
My body had adapted to the same training methods and needed something more to “revive my slowing metabolism.”
I could no longer stick to steady state cardio and general weight training. I had to incorporate “HIIT”- Hight Intensity Interval Training, into my workout.
SO your solution is here…
The common belief is the longer the workout, the better the results. That couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s about working smarter and more efficiently during a shorter window of time, especially as we age. We are not 2O years old anymore!
Whether you are bound for time as a working professional or a full-time parent, the perfect solution to attaining your weight and fat loss goals is using HIIT Training.
HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training involves alternating bursts of all-out intensity (90-100% for a period of 30-40 seconds) with lower intensity intervals/minimal rest periods (10 to 20 seconds).
It is proven to be the most effective way to boost metabolism and reduce body fat and cellulite.
All you need is an UBER 20-40 minutes a day!
Another great benefit with HIIT training is the flexibility to do them at home, outdoors, at work or the gym. A ‘no excuses’ workout ready to suit your lifestyle…. and you can do these workouts with your own portable gym equipment. The key is to get your body moving at maximum output.
Anything plyometric (exercises based around having muscles exert maximum force in short intervals) will get the job done – accelerating your heart rate and increasing your speed and power. This can include lunges, squat thrusts, jumping jacks or burpees – all exercises that require no equipment whatsoever.
So try adding “resistance bands or booty bands” but a plyometric movement like here in my demo of ” pop squats/jump squats.”
Go deep and wide on the movement. Squeeze your glutes/butt with each movement. Start with your feet shoulder width apart jumping in and out similar to a jumping jack. On the outward movement ensure you are in a squatting position.