5 Components of Physical Fitness


 5 Components of Physi

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You may have seen the memes on Facebook bragging about their new fitness program. But many of them would be better off keeping their mouths shut. There are so many different fitness programs to choose from that it can be difficult to find one that is perfect for your goals and lifestyle. And some of these programs require more time, money or simply more dedication than others. That's where the 5 Helpful Things to Do to Start Your Personal Fitness Program comes in.
This article is going to show you five helpful things that you can do to start a personal fitness program. In fact, they are the same five things that I did when I first started my blog and my personal fitness program.
The 5 Helpful Things To Do
Self-image is very important for personal fitness. Whether your fitness goals are for a swimsuit or a six pack, you must be able to look at yourself in the mirror every day with self-compassion and respect. Take some time at the beginning of each day and write down all your issues related to looking good in general (fat, skinny, strong, weak).

After taking an honest assessment of the issues that usually hinder progress in any fitness program, you will be able to start taking action on those issues. Everyone has a different prescription for self-image, but finding the right ones for you will only take a little bit of time.
Strength training is essential to any fitness program, especially if you have a large body type like I do. If you cannot see your muscles yet, then let's look at that. In my case, I had huge biceps and triceps before starting any kind of strength training and it took several months before I could actually see them in the mirror.
For smaller body types, you might be able to see your muscles pretty easily. In fact, you might even get the boomerang effect (when you gain fat around your muscles) before any muscle growth takes place. Using strength training to increase muscle size and definition can take a lot of time and dedication. Be prepared to see some changes in the mirror for a good 6 months before starting to see results in the weight room.
I have more experience with heavy weight training than I do with light weight training. I will not give any details about my lifting routine so that no one will copy it and lay claim to my gains. But one thing that I can tell you is that changes are not always immediate. It took me about nine months before I could see changes in my clothes. My clothes fit a lot looser when I started lifting heavier weights.
Breathing techniques are very important to increase your endurance and overall fitness while training. These exercises can have a huge impact on how your body responds to exercise, so don't skip them!
Breathing techniques can make or break any workout routine. You'll be able to see a big difference in the quality of your training if you just add this one thing to your regimen for even a few weeks. In fact, breathing exercises help with everything from performance and endurance to recovery time after exercise as well as post-workout "burn" loss.
Exercise is best done in addition to your regular diet. Don't worry about weight loss when you start a fitness program. In fact, stick to your regular diet as much as possible before beginning any exercise plan. Your body does not like extremes and it will take a while for your body to acclimate itself to the new diet, especially if you switch from one extreme (low-fat or high-carb) to another (high-carb or low-fat).
In the end though, understand that there is no guarantee that your exercise program will translate into fat loss. You will need to actually perform the exercises correctly in order to see results. Not only that, but you will also need to eat correctly in order to see results (keep your calories in check). With all that said, I can say that exercise makes a huge difference on my health and fitness level.
Diet is best done alongside your fitness program, but the diet at the beginning of a new fitness program is very different from the diet at its end. They are not the same. You should still be eating healthy and nutritious foods, but it is not necessary to completely change your diet or erase any bad habits from years before. It is a good idea to do this though if you are looking to lose fat or add muscle mass.
Do not get obsessed with your diet, as eating better will only lead to negative results. In my family, we have an old saying that you can't be perfect. If you are looking to shed fat and build muscle (or lose weight), then you can still enjoy your favorite foods. If that is a soup recipe that you love, then by all means, make it!
Conclusion You have the 5 most important things that I did when I started my fitness journey and I am sure they will work for you as well. However, I am very grateful for the fact that personal trainers exist these days because there are so many different programs out there and people are always looking for new ones to try out (I know this from experience). Be careful about jumping from one program to another, as your body will not be able to keep up with the sudden changes. If you are looking for a good personal trainer in your area, you can always contact my friend Tony Gentilcore over at Cressey Performance . He is a great guy, a fantastic strength coach and he even brought me out to Boston last October when I was making my first trip out east. [Image credit: Myself]
About The Author
My name is Charles Lamb (or better known as "The Fat Burner" or "Fit Blog") and I am an exercise enthusiast who loves trying new workout routines. I am also the author of the weight loss blog WeightLossReviews.

You will only get one chance to make a first impression in any new relationship. Unfortunately, that is also true for your training program. There are many different programs out there and if you jump from one one to another without thinking about what you are doing wrong or what it might take to address those issues, then your progress will stall severely and quickly.
As far as how I started my program, I had the good fortune of having a friend who was going through the same process at the time that I was. He took me under his wing and taught me everything he knew about his program before he moved on to something else (I wish I could remember his name! Tony G?).

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