Back To Basics

by apgfitness on 20th December,2018

Back To Basics

These days there is so many new fitness equipment, miracle weight loss programs, ads on TV trying to prove they are the be all and end all for your health regime. Magazines publishing brand new exercises with the majority of them being absolutely useless, just making an entertaining viewing.

Every year it gets worse and worse and the only result is that we all end up lost in a tornado of gimmicks, false advertising and mis-information. It's got to the point where we have to simply go back to basics, the tried and tested means to produce good old fashioned results. We have to go back in order to move forward! 

The best bodies that have ever existed were sculpted by using heavy basic exercises and not with fancy new age “magazine miracle exercises” As i a trainer I am a purest when its comes to exercise, there are no quick fixes or miracle solutions. I believe in what brings results and I disregard the rest, heavy basic compound exercises (barbell bench press, military press, deadlifts, squats) build solid lean muscle mass and if your not including these exercises in your regimen then your simply wasting time and need to re-think your program. Another common mistake is over training, resulting in injuries, a run down immune system and of course mental fatigue and progress plateaus . I have told so many clients/members/friends over the years that more is less, keep workouts intense with no more than 60 mins per session and a maximum of 4-5 sessions per week then eat right and rest right. 
Every workout you have should be about getting results, if your in the gym too long and your not seeing any results then you need to re-think your plan of attack on the body.
Next time your in the gym take a minute and think to yourself am I spending too much time in the gym? Am I being intense enough? And most importantly am I focusing on the basics?

- APG.

Last Modified: Thursday 20th December 2018