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Weighted Ab Exercises: 3 Simple Movements

Weighted Ab Exercises: 3 Simple Movements

When people start their fitness journey, getting well-developed abs is usually one of the main goals. I was no different. Looking back, I used to do a ton of crunches in the hopes of getting ripped abs. But I did all of this without putting enough thought into my...

Weighted Ab Exercises: 3 Simple Movements

Weighted Ab Exercises: 3 Simple Movements

When people start their fitness journey, getting well-developed abs is usually one of the main goals. I was no different. Looking back, I used to do a ton of crunches in the hopes of getting ripped abs. But I did all of this without putting enough thought into my...

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🔑 Consistency > Intensity
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I am all for incorporating cardio into your routine. With most of my clients, I program at least 1 weekly cardio session for general health purposes. But the mindset you employ while doing cardio matters. I dislike the idea of "crushing yourself with cardio" to recover from a high-calorie day.
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If you use your training as a way to, so to speak, "punish" yourself whenever you enjoy more food, usually you won't be intrinsically motivated to train. I like the saying: "Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for what you ate."
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Once you start associating your training with overall health and physical performance improvements, it will be more motivating to train and the progress you achieve is more fulfilling.
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As far as "recovering" from a splurge day, the best way I like to do this is simply by moving on. In the grand scheme of things, one big meal means nothing if you move on and get back on track with your training/nutrition after.
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