Hello everybody, it’s almost summer so it’s time to get the beach body! I had a question a few days ago how to get a lean body so I’m gonna write here what to do, and also in a certain way to be careful.
A lean body, the definition.
People sometimes think a lean body is a body that has no fat, a sixpack, the perfect shape,..
Now, it isn’t so easy to reach that goal! A sixpack can only be achieved when your fatpercentage is around 4, which is in my point of view only reachable when using steroids. So I’ll not discuss this here, what I’m going to discuss here is how to get it in a healthy way.
What you have to eat to reach a lean body.
A lean body is in fact a body that has a fatpercentage around 6-8 percent, you can see the muscles, although it is still healthy in that way.
Now, there’s alot of sites that claims eating vegetables and training cardio for hours and hours, this isn’t true!
Like I already mentioned in my earlier post, food is much more important than training is, and as you want to reach your goal, you need to eat food that has low calories, but also is low on sugar!
Yes sugar, sugar has also alot to do in the metabolism of the body, to much sugar can cause your body to increase in weight, even when you lower the calorie intake!
What is a yes to eat and what is a no.
Well, I think it’s pretty obviously that when you want to get lean, burgers, fast food, and other big fat/sugarbombs are not done.
What you can eat is food with a lot of proteines, since they protect your muscles and the way you trained them.
Food such as lean beef is good, turkey, chicken, eggs, they all have alot of proteins and are low in fats and sugar, so I really recommend these to eat, alongside with vegetables.
Also, be aware of fruit, since it also has a lot of sugars, even they are natural, it is best not to eat!
Be careful with rice, potatoes, they have fibers, but they contain sugar, and that is what we don’t want.
So, I hope that made a bit more clear what you can eat and what not ( I forgot to mention, I’m very sorry, but ice cream and cakes are a big NO!).
That was the food, now about the training.
When you think about a lean body, you think about doing lots of cardio.
This is not totally true, cardio helps, but you can still do your lifting exercises without any problem, since like I told here before, the most important is the food.
What you also read on many sites is that you need to do lots of sit up, and that is also not correct, sit ups helps, but to many wont have any change in result if your fat percentage is to high.
So I would recommend that you take your food serious and then train.
What it is for the training, actually every cardiomachine works, it only depends what you want to train, your legs and your “ass”, you need to do the step, the running for condition, the machine for your belly.. it actually points itself, no need to panic, it is logical thinking.
But, in order to see results, you really need to go 3-4 times a week, and at least once, go spinning!
Spinning is riding with a bike, with or without music, in the gym, and it’s very conditional based. In some times you will have to drive fast and then slow ( that is called interval).
What is interval?
Interval is the training that you perform, let me give an example:
You want to be a footballer but you don’t have the condition.
The easiest and really fastest way to gain that condition fast is to do interval.
This means, like in the beginning, run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute.. and the better you get, the more you run, with the same interval.
Do this also with your cardio, the better your condition is, the faster you will improve, the quicker you’ll have the lean body!
It of course takes lots of patience and hard work, but in the end, it will paid of.
Would fatburners help?
You know by now that the perfect body doesn’t exist, but you can come very close by dedication and hard hard training with food and exercises. Now, I had a question about fatburners.
I’ll do another blog about this soon, but the only thing I’m gonna say now is:
Some will actually help but watch out for the scam that is out there on the market, buy them in the pharmacy or in a store that is specialized into those things, there are also some verified sites that can be good, but again, in my next blog, I’ll go further into the subject.
Just don’t forget that even with the fatburners you need to exercise, eat the food that is necessairy for your goal and to rest good!
Fatburners only do the part which maybe you’re stuck at, but they are not any magical product that can transform you into that shape and not by days.
Again, it’s lots of labor, but in the end you’ll be proud on yourself by doing it.
Now we are at the final conclusion:
Now you know what to eat, to exercise, to have the body you want.
Also, I forgot to mention, watch out with sugar drinks, I’m sorry, but yes.. wine, beer, cocktails, soda drinks.. they won’t help you at all, instead.. you’ll raise weight instead!
So if there’s any question, feel free to comment below, I’ll answer any doubts you have about the issue, and I hope you can reach your goal this summer, I totally believe in you, if you have the coueage and the power to continue!