TRAINING STRATEGY 🏋🏻♀️
➡️ For Strength & Shape
Provided we’re on track with our nutrition – that is, we’re sustaining a calorie deficit & consuming plenty of protein – as the weeks roll by, we’ll steadily burn away unwanted body fat & reveal a new body shape.
Creating this new shape is the primary focus of our Training Strategy – which, as you know, will be largely strength-training focused and supplemented with a cardio. Here’s why …
1️⃣ STRENGTH TRAINING PRESERVES MUSCLE – in a calorie deficit, our muscles are in danger of being broken down and burned as fuel. Strength training safeguards our muscles against this by giving our body a strong message to burn fat instead.
2️⃣ STRENGTH TRAINING RESHAPES OUR BODY – when the focus is on getting stronger, strength training allows us to shape & sculpt our muscles in a way that another types of exercise simply cannot match.
Since we’re able to create a calorie deficit via our Nutrition Strategy alone – i.e. by sticking to our budget – cardio is not essential for fat loss. However, that said, cardio is valuable – both as a tool for burning bonus calories, but also for promoting heart- & mental-health. Hence, unless otherwise discussed, some cardio will be in our plan. The key is finding something you enjoy – e.g. walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, cross-trainer, rowing machine etc.