If there is one habit I get the most push back on, it's counting calories.
Every client at one point or another has told me tracking their daily calorie intake is not possible. First of all, it is. But that doesn't matter if a person isn't going to do it.
Fortunately, the goal with the calorie counting habit is not to have every client tracking their intake every day until the end of time. The goal is to make them aware of how many calories their meals contain and recalibrate their concept of serving size.
Which brings us to today's topic. There is an easy way to build your meals so you can skip calorie tracking and still lose fat.
What is "functional training"?
Is it using a Bosu ball? Is it TRX exercises? Is it plyometrics? Is it all three?
You wouldn't know it to listen to the trainer at your local gym, but functional training isn't a standardized training method.
Building functional strength is totally subjective. Depending on your injury/health history and training goals; "functional" takes on a different definition.
I've put together some criteria to help you decide what "functional" training looks like for you.
You’ve been working hard. Eating right, meal prepping, lifting weights 3 days each week, getting your cardio in - but is it working? How can you tell? Without knowing where you stand - how will you make adjustments to continue your progress?
A few main metrics tell you more than others and work better for specific goals. Kind of the way you have 6 main Avengers, but you need the right hero (or combination of heroes) to take on a particular villain.
I really like this analogy - we’re gonna run with it.
Articles filled with actionable information to improve your approach to the 4 pillars of fitness.