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The dreaded plateau!

Fitastic Josh May 24, 2014

One of the most frustrating things about living a Fitastic™ life style is when you encounter a fat loss/weight loss plateau. Living a Fitastic™ lifestyle you must understand that there is no excuse for not getting in shape, you either want to change or you don’t! So when you get to a point that fat loss slows or stops, it’s easy to go into panic mode and get down on yourself. Slashing calories below a healthy sustainable amount is very common but very dangerous and short lived. For those who decide to do that, they are going to have a miserable time mentally and physically as their body tries to adjust to less calories. This is something you definitely want to avoid at all costs.

Want to overcome that plateau? I can give you the information but YOU must do the work! Lets be honest we all have room to tighten up the diet. This may mean cutting out the extra carbohydrates or looking at the amount of protein taken in versus what your body needs. You want to avoid cutting too many calories because this may and usually does cause your metabolism to slow down and go into ‘starvation’ type mode.  Once this happens, it’s more difficult to fire the metabolism up again.

Next we can pull apart your workouts. You must increase the intensity of your workouts. Time to lift heavier weights, keep your body guessing and change up your workouts. Add on an extra set to each exercise or add a failure set to your muscle group. Take less time between sets and increase your heart rate.   Truthfully there are many ways to increase workout intensity. The important thing is not to just “go through the motions” but make sure each workout counts and be sure that each workout is better than the last. Move forward or move out of the way!                                                                                                                                       

OK, cardio is a necessary evil of the fitness lifestyle so time to start stepping up your cardio intensity. This may simply mean just going harder for the same amount of time or changing the activity from the treadmill to the stair climber.   Changing the “cardio” activity is a very effective way to increase the amount of calories you burn and the less likely you will just go through the motions.

Decades of experience with proven results are put into each Fitastic™ workout program. A Fitastic™ workout program is the perfect way to get out your plateau and surpass your personal threshold. Did you know the Fitastic™ workout programs give you EXACTLY what do! Take the guesswork out of working out and have the first week on us.

Fitastic Josh (AkA J-Lo)

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