Myprotein - The Perfect Beach Body (Part 1) + 5% discount

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  1. [align=center]Myprotein - The Perfect Beach Body (Part 1)[/align]


    In preparation for the fast approaching summer months, now is the ideal time to make sure your training and diet routine is set up to get you the beach body you have been working so hard to achieve.

    There are no tricks to building a beach body, just hard work, a structured plan and some true commitment. Unfortunately, no one will do the hard work for you, only one person can influence how successful you will be over the coming months and that’s you! So, if you haven’t already put together a definitive plan, read on and start taking notes.

    First of all, know what you want. If you haven’t got a clear picture of where you want to be you’ll never get there. Be realistic, as setting the bar too high can leave you de-motivated, frustrated and quickly heading back to square one.

    Secondly, you need to put together a plan of how you will get where you want to be. Try and research the best way to go about achieving your goal, understand the type of exercise you need to perform, the changes you need to make to your diet and most importantly the dedication you need to apply. Commit yourself to training and confirm in your mind that nothing will get in the way or disrupt your routine…it’s always too easy to make excuses!

    And lastly, get moving! There is no time like the present and the more work you can do before you hit the beach the better.


    From an exercise point of view a combination of cardiovascular and resistance training will help you achieve the physique you are striving for.

    Cardiovascular exercise will help you go some way towards burning off the excess fat that your body is holding. However, make sure you don’t too much as this can lead to the loss of muscle.

    Frequency: 2-3 times per week will be sufficient to help you burn off excess body fat. This can be part of the same session as your weight training or can be dedicated sessions specifically for cardio work. If combined with weight training most people find it better to perform the cardiovascular work first finishing with the resistance training.

    Intensity: It’s important to keep the intensity high as this will target body fat and burn off a superior number of calories. Interval training is an excellent method of cardio exercise for burning body fat; try 30-45 seconds of high intensity exercise followed by 60-90 seconds rest. Repeat this 5-7 times.

    Type: Try and dedicate your cardiovascular exercise to full body activities like running, swimming, cross training and rowing. To avoid boredom and add a more social aspect to your training try structured classes such as body pump, circuit training or even combat classes.

    Time: Performing 30-45 minutes of intense cardiovascular exercise per session should be more than enough, especially if the intensity is kept high. 10-15 minutes per exercise, if you decide to mix it up, is a good figure to aim for and make sure you move straight from one exercise to the next to keep your heart rate high.

    General Nutrition

    Diet is going to have a huge influence on how successful you are in achieving your training goals and is often an aspect overlooked by most individuals. The fact is you could exercise every hour of every day, but if you don’t give your body the fuel it needs to exercise, grow and recover then you’re fighting a losing battle. After all when did your car last work without any fuel?

    Eat small and often. Try and aim for 5-6 moderate sized meals per day, this will keep the vital nutrients your body needs at suitable levels, especially to help cope with the extra stresses of exercise. If you find it difficult to prepare this number of meals you can consider supplements such as MP Max Meal Replacements as a healthy and convenient alternative to a meal.

    Your meals should be rich in protein whilst relatively low in carbohydrates and fats. You may need to supplement your daily protein intake as it is often difficult to consume sufficient protein through our diet. Impact Whey Isolate is the ideal choice as it is high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fats.

    Ideally you should avoid high GI (Glycemic Index) carbohydrates such as sugars, white pastas and white breads. Instead choose low GI carbohydrates like pita bread, wholewheat pasta and lentils. Ultra Fine Scottish Oats make an ideal energy shake if you feel yourself lagging during the day. The consumption of fats should obviously be reduced so you should look to grill or bake your food instead of frying.

    In Part 2 of “The Perfect Beach Body” we will look at resistance training and how to shape your diet around training to help achieve maximum results.

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