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How to get fit for the summer – and feel good

Right now it’s only the early part of February, but that gives you plenty of time to get fit and into shape  when the summer months roll around. Everybody gets excited about getting into shape and looking good for the summer months, now is the time to take action.

Today’s post I will be talking about how to get fit for the summer and feel good. You can do this with a daily regimen of exercise, fun activity and following a healthful diet.

It is often during this time of the season that people get excited about getting into shape, but their enthusiasm doesn’t follow through long enough to get them to the point that they want to be.

The point behind this post is to give you an idea of some exercises and training to follow by, but also to help give you the encouragement that you need to reach your goals.

Physical training approach

Sometimes choosing a physical fitness program to follow by can be a tough decision, but I will give you some good ideas that you can put into practice that will help you with getting into better shape as well as losing weight.

There are different approaches that you can follow by, such as indoor cardio, which is a good approach to follow, especially this time of year when it’s cold outside, but then it’s a matter of choosing which type of indoor cardio to do, this basically depends on what your goals are and what you feel most comfortable with.

Yoga is a good form of exercise that is popular among many people, there are also your typical forms of cardio such as the treadmill, stationary bike or other forms of cardio that involves workout equipment, but one of the best forms of indoor cardio that I have found is HIIT training.

HIIT training

HIIT training is a form of training that is high intensity and can raise your heart rate and keep it active for longer periods of time and during these rest intervals you can stay active as well.

This type of training will get your heart rate up as well as burning more calories and fat, it increases the body’s need for oxygen. Doing this high intensity interval training in your workouts will help to speed up your metabolism rate, which this boost can last for up to 48 hours after your completion of a HIIT training workout.

When you incorporate HIIT training, you can use weights in your training, but it isn’t necessary, this type of workout generally only requires your body weight since you are focusing on getting your heart rate up and keeping it there. These workouts will result in optimal muscle building and muscle retention coupled with fat loss and increasing the calories burned.

Another advantage with HIIT training is you don’t need to make it to the gym every day. These workouts are designed so that you can get these workouts done anywhere, such as your own home, virtually anywhere.

Weight training

There are different approaches to weight training, but since today we are going to be talking about getting fit for summer, this would logically mean a form of weight training that will promote weight loss.

The type of weight training that would promote weight loss would be accomplished with lighter weights and higher reps, generally the type of rep scheme that you would follow would fall in the range of 20 to 25 reps per set.

The whole idea is to keep the momentum going and work up a hard sweat, the more calories you burn, the more weight you lose, another approach you can shoot for are 100 rep sets.

The best approach to follow with weight training would be to also follow a cardiovascular program along with the weight training. The reason for this is after you have finished weight training, you continue to burn calories at a faster rate while resting.

Your diet

Weight training and cardio alone are not enough to lose the weight. It is important to have the activity there to burn the calories, but that alone will not do the job if you continue to eat high-fat food.

In order to successfully lose weight, It is necessary to follow a proper diet. One that is filled with fruits and vegetables as well as healthy pasta salad, nuts, cottage cheese, legumes, baked potatoes and beans and lean meats such as chicken, fish and tuna.

In order to lose the weight successfully, you will need to follow an exercise program with weight training and cardio, as well as following a healthy low-fat diet with mostly protein. It will be hard to lose much weight if your diet is too high in carbohydrates.

Conclusion

When looking to succeed in anything, it is always a necessity to keep your goals tracked and keep them in a handy place so that you know where they are at and easy accessible so that you can track your progress at any point of the day.

Another great tactic to use is vision, when you vision where you are heading, it will make it a lot easier to reach your destination. If you don’t have any vision of where you are heading, it will be difficult to achieve your goals.

Always remember to keep progressing forward and never give any thought to quitting the game that you have set for yourself. You have made the decision to do something good for yourself, so it is necessary to follow through with your actions once you have already set your vision into place and started to move forward.

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6 thoughts on “How to get fit for the summer – and feel good”

  1. I know it wouldn’t be awesome to hit the beach feeling fit, energetic and confident in your body this summer, Although summer may seem not too far wway, but now is the time to start preparing your body for the season or for an upcoming holiday on the beach..an d I swear this article would really help out a lot as it pack with loaded into.

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    • Thanks for the feedback, summer months can always be an exciting time so I think it’s kind of cool to be able to prepare for it, thanks.

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  2. With the summer approaching, I certainly buy into your idea of putting in the work now to be in a very appealing body condition before the summer arrives. I’m already doing some body weight exercises but it already feels monotonous so I’m looking to add a little variety to make it more interesting. Based off of your recommendations, I’ll be integrating the HIIT into my routine. Thanks 

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    • Thanks for replying, I wish you success with the HIIT training as this type of workout you can switch around different exercises and always keep it fresh and exciting.

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  3. Many thanks to you for sharing such a wonderful article with us and I am very aware of health .I get enough time to keep myself fit in the summer and I think summer season is the perfect fit .I do regular exercise as well as diet and diet and I am quite fit but I think I will change my routine in the summer so your article is very useful to me.HIIT training can increase my intensity and keep my heart rate active for longer .It has also been able to increase the amount of oxygen in my body to burn calories and fat very quickly .As a result, I regularly did my workout and I didn’t have to go to the gym regularly .I have been able to do this at my home in my own way .This is how I keep myself fit in the Summer each year and this summer I hope to keep myself fit as well as I will definitely share my new experience with you soon.

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