How Your Body Responds to Training and Nutrition

I want to keep today’s post really simple. Here’s what happens when you start training, get back into training, or ramp up your training.

This is a true statement for the majority of people, unless you are some genetic freak of nature. If that’s the case then I hate you and your perfect abdominal genes.

Kidding, kidding of course.

Back to the point of this post. I have so many people that come to me and want to lose body fat. Often and obviously the first question is, “how long will it take?”

Patience young grasshopper.

Unless you are the above-stated genetic freak, it will take some time. I’m not here to burst your bubble and say it will never happen but you have to adopt the proper lifestyle tactics in order for it to happen and for you to maintain and continue to progress. 

Basically here’s what happens….

You start for the first time, or pick up again, on a properly designed strength training program with a couple days of higher intensity conditioning training plus a healthy, energy boosting and lifestyle supportive eating plan.

Your body has to adapt and certain things happen in certain ways. Here’s the breakdown:

Step #1- You make strength gains (aka you can lift heavier weight, do more push ups, etc)

Step #2- You see performance gains (more endurance and stamina, better technique, exercises feel more natural)

Step #3- You drop body fat (yes!)

Step #4- You gain lean muscle

This can fall into different time frames depending on the individual, and the more that you tie in all three aspects- strength training, conditioning and nutrition, the better and faster these changes will occur.


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