Pushing your health and fitness limits the right way

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I mentioned the other day that sometimes you have to go harder and really push your limits if you want significant results.

But does that mean that anyone can do that?

Let me try to explain this as best as I can.

I am on a journey to gain muscle while reducing my body fat. I been on the ketogenic diet for the past 10 days and I have been on point. My body fat seems to be going down, noticeable because I have more vascularity in legs and my hips are smaller.

So after ten days of my plan, I only have about 4 more days on it before the final part of the SGC diet which I’m on.

I have been so on-point and so consistent, that I decided to do a little more in terms of creating a bigger caloric deficit though exercise, but I,  a fitness professional, know the pros and cons of what may come.

You see, I know my body fat, I know what my diet consists of, and I know what a certain amount of exercise can do.

It can lower my body fat further but it can also result in loss of lean body mass. I also keep track of all changes that my body goes through on a daily basis. I monitor it all!

So in the big picture, I know everything that my body is supposed to be going through.

Now if you are just starting out, not sure where you need to be in terms of your intensity, pushing harder may actually do you more bad then good.

Working harder when it comes to physical fitness is not only working harder with your exercise, it’s working harder with your planning.

You have to look at the big picture.

If you been getting consistent results, you are not under eating, and you have come to what you may consider a plateau, or maybe you only have a few days left in your strategic plan, and you want to push just a little harder to maximize results, it’s all good.

Pushing harder may be eating less, waking up earlier to get an extra cardio session, working out longer by adding an extra set of abs, maybe set of a certain exercise, etc…

The bottom line is that I only plan on doing the extra work as long as it doesn’t affect my overall goal of preserving or increase lean body mass.

If you have a trainer or a coach, consult with your trainer or coach first before you make any drastic changes, and if he/she is knowledgeable, they will direct you and let you know if it’s a good idea to push harder.

A good trainer and coach will also maybe make some modifications to your plan so that you can push harder, and get better results, without any negative consequences, or at least make it possible for the positives to outweigh the negatives.

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