Men's Summer Body Edition: How to Prepare Your Body ?

SUMMER BODY: HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BODY ?

The return of the sun and its warm rays are soon coming back! The temperature is gradually but surely rising, but what about your muscles? Ouch! Has it been a long time since you last exercised? Don't panic! Even though it requires preparation throughout the year, in this article, you will find some quick solutions that will allow you to show off your body on the beach!

1. SPORT, YOUR FAVORITE EX-PARTNER.

You have to get back to it, no choice!

While it's already very late for exceptional results, it's not too late to try to make up for the excesses of the holidays! It's absolutely necessary to make decisions! Try to free up an hour each day to do your physical efforts. If you have a gym membership, dust off your membership card and head to the gym. Resume a calm rhythm to reacquaint your muscles with muscle stress, especially at the beginning.

No matter what sport, get moving!

If you don't have a gym membership or you don't have much time, running near the nearest park to your place is always a good plan. Grab your headphones, a bottle of fresh water, a good pair of shorts, and a solid pair of running shoes, and get out to exercise! It will be beneficial for you both physically and mentally. If you're not into cardio but still want to go out, try joining a park equipped for street workouts. There are multiple exercises you can do, such as dips or pull-ups using your body weight. Don't forget to bring protective gloves to improve your grip and prevent friction on your palms. If the mention of bodyweight exercises made you smile because it seems too easy for you, then a few resistance bands or a weighted vest will add some extra challenge. Also, play around with the number of sets, their length, and the tempo you give them during the eccentric and concentric phases.

Be careful with good intentions!

They need to last!! It's better to start with one or two sessions per week and stick with it for a long time rather than working out every day and getting discouraged after 15 days. It's over the long term that the results will be most visible, both in terms of your abs and for your health!

2. EXERCISING IS GOOD, EATING RIGHT IS BETTER.

Without a diet, it's not possible!

Unsurprisingly, when it comes to sports, nutrition is essential because one goes hand in hand with the other. What you need to remember is that it's important to have a balanced diet by eliminating unnecessary fats. Prioritize meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, and starchy foods. The idea is to vary your nutritional intake as much as possible by sourcing it from various different sources. However, don't forget that it's important to calculate your daily calorie intake to keep track and have a clearer understanding. Also, eliminate sodas, cakes, or any other unnecessary sweets. However, from time to time, allow yourself to indulge. Too many restrictions are the best way to give up altogether. Learn to reward yourself when necessary, without overindulging. Be cautious, sometimes it's easier to completely eliminate sugar than to allow yourself a small treat from time to time. Make sure to determine what's best for you and act accordingly.

No more alcohol!

Finally, eliminate alcohol for a few months. Not only will alcohol reduce your physical performance, but alcoholic drinks will also cause you to gain weight. Indeed, alcohol is quite calorific, it also stores fat and disrupts appetite and satiety, leading to fat storage by the body and appetite dysregulation, everything we don't want! Avoiding alcohol for a short period allows you to shed a few pounds. If you're not very motivated by this idea, opt for non-alcoholic beers to stay in the theme and not feel excluded when you're with friends or at a party.

BE ACCOMPANIED, BUT WELL ACCOMPANIED.

Exercising alone can be a good thing if you're the solitary type. However, if you're more sociable or simply not very motivated, it would be useful to form a social circle based on sports. The influence of a group on an individual has already been proven by various psychological studies, including one based on the Bystander Effect (including the Kitty Genovese syndrome) conducted by John Darley and Bibb Latané in 1968. The ideas of a group of individuals are more likely to influence you in both positive and negative ways. Having a good social sports circle quickly becomes an asset. What's really interesting is that you can motivate yourself by reminding yourself of things to do, comparing your performance, or even exchanging and communicating about your common goal: exercising and having a better body. Moreover, thanks to the technology around us, you can do all of this remotely using video conferencing software to recreate the atmosphere of sports camaraderie found in team sports or in gyms.

Social Media.

Not sure if it's something positive, nevertheless, you can post your results. Most of the time, you'll find people who can help you or who are on the same journey as you and ready to support you! For many of you, this can be important psychological support!

3.PUTTING ALL ELEMENTS IN YOUR FAVOR.

Mark this new period by surrounding yourself with new material elements that will boost your motivation. This can be a new pair of sports shoes you saw on social media, a new workout routine you noticed on someone you met in your city center, an electronic gadget that will accompany you during your intense efforts, or even buying dietary supplements that will make things easier and remind you of the importance of nutrition! In short, you'll understand that the most important thing is to create a little world of your own that will encourage you to go and exercise to overcome any lack of motivation.

4. SUMMER BODY: THE KEYS TO EFFECTIVE PREPARATION.

To achieve your summer body goal, it's essential to combine physical training and tailored nutrition. But don't forget, the key to success lies in consistency and patience. Start by setting realistic and gradual goals. Instead of aiming for a radical transformation in record time, focus on constant and sustainable improvements.

  • Incorporate variety into your workouts: Don't limit yourself to one type of exercise. Combine cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises for a well-rounded development of your body. Each type of training brings its own benefits: cardio for endurance and fat loss, strength training for strength and toning, and flexibility exercises for mobility and injury prevention.
  • Adjust your nutrition: Your diet should support your physical efforts. Opt for nutrient-rich foods, with an emphasis on proteins for muscle repair, complex carbohydrates for energy, and healthy fats for overall health. Don't forget the importance of hydration. Water is essential to optimize your performance and recovery.
  • Get enough rest: Rest is just as important as training. Quality sleep allows your body to recover and rebuild. Don't neglect this crucial part of your summer body program.

By following these tips, you will get closer to your summer body goal. Remember, transformation is a journey, not a quick destination. With determination and perseverance, you will be surprised by what your body is capable of.

5. In a Few Lines...

  • Unsurprisingly, achieving the summer body doesn't happen overnight. However, that's not a reason to go back to playing video games while enjoying a pizza! In a few weeks, it's possible to improve your body and its visual appearance, but it requires hours of intense exercise, proper nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle. It's recommended to use external elements to motivate yourself to exercise. Among these, buying a new pair of shoes or forming a group of friends based on sports could help you. Remember, everything you start now won't have to be caught up for tomorrow.
  • If it's too hard, start with what's easiest, which is exercise. It's always better to do a little than nothing at all! You'll always be closer to your goal by moving even a little than by doing absolutely nothing. So get to work!
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