run-1744496_960_720Before we begin, I know the title of this article will throw people off. I can sense the confusion already. “What? He’s telling us to stop exercising in 2017? Isn’t this website all about promoting physical fitness?”

Yes, it is.

It’s a new year and I want to help you get what you want. Whether it’s to lose some fat, or build the muscular physique that you’ve always wanted to have.

There have been far too many people who go to the gym day in and day out, but never really get anywhere. They never hit their goal weight or put on the muscle that they want despite going to the gym 5 days a week. I know many people that do this, and I’m sure you can think of a few people who constantly spin their tires as well, and getting nowhere.

The main topic of this article is going to be intention, which by dictionary definition means to have an aim or plan.

Since it’s almost the beginning of the new year, you’re going to have a ton of newbies that will start going to the gym. People who have a vague goal of wanting to lose weight or get bigger, and if you watch, they wander aimlessly around the gym to the dumbbell rack, they may do a few curls, then set the weight down. They may see someone running on the treadmill and they will hop on the treadmill and do a few minutes of walking. They’ll see resistance bands and they’ll think: “oh! I should try doing that.” They’re like zombies, just walking around the gym performing random exercises. Doing random things in the gym will not get you where you want to be, though some people may get lucky, and what they do will correspond to what they want.

If you’re one of the people reading this article who “exercises” on a daily basis in hopes that you get the results that you want, you need to start forming more specific goals. I’m inviting you to start training.

 If you want to lose weight, you need to get more specific. Don’t just go to the gym do some cardio and random exercises and hope results will appear. How much weight do you want to lose? What do you need to do everyday to lose the weight? Do you need to run more, or eat less? Start training for fat loss.

If you want to build muscle, what muscles are you looking to develop? Do you want a bigger chest? What resistance exercises do you need to perform to get what you want? Start training for muscle gains.

Training has specific goals of improving one’s capability, capacity, productivity and performance. Once you start forming specific goals, it becomes much easier to pinpoint what you need to do exactly to get there. This will ensure that you don’t waste any time and see results as fast as you can. If you go to the gym regularly and have been enjoying your results, then I hope this article may have inspired you to get even more specific with your goals. If you were a complete newbie to the fitness world, I hope this article shed some light on the subject and provides you with the information to get ahead of the so-called “zombies” of the fitness world.

 

 

 

 

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John

John considers himself as a fitness enthusiast who loves to do anything to keep the body in peak physical performance (much like a highly tuned machine). He mainly focuses on sports nutrition and supplement research, but is also highly knowledgeable in relation to muscle growth and fat loss. He's helped numerous people over the years achieve the body that they've always wanted and hopes his information will guide you to the goals you want.

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