Just because you eat healthy, read my articles, and follow my Superhero Abs program doesn’t mean you are shielded from the terrible information that is floating around the fitness industry today.
From research studies telling you red meat is bad to saying cardio is the best to see your abs to Shape magazine pushing some new low-carb-fat-free-magic-diet that is going to “drastically” transform your midsection in 6.5 minutes.
Like you, I am tired of hearing this stuff. And that’s why we are laying down the “Lean Laws” in today’s article.
5 Lean Laws For A Better You!
1. Optimize Hormonal Production
This doesn’t get talked about a lot in magazines because it’s not as glamorous as telling you that you can get a “magical midsection in 3-minutes a day.”
However, if you optimize the hormones in your body, you will experience effortless fat loss. And its a really simple equation:
Decreased Cortisol + Increased Anabolic Hormones (ie. testosterone, Growth Hormone) = Effortless Fat Loss
2. Get Lean And Mean In The Kitchen
The old saying, “Abs are built in the kitchen” is 100% true. Nutrition MUST be your number one priority when trying to get lean.
We spend the majority of our waking hours eating and digesting foods. And when you eat the right foods, you will have more energy, focus, brain and muscle power, and optimize the hormones in your body (see #1!)
3. Intensity Is King Of Exercise
Intensity comes in many different forms, from sprinting to heavy weight training to intervals.
And when it comes to getting lean, your workouts MUST be intense. In a recent study, researchers stated that “the effect of regular aerobic exercise on body fat is negligible.”
The truth is harsh but true… If you want a lean body, you must put in the hard work (I know, shocking…)
4. Don’t Underestimate Rest And Recovery
Yes, too much exercise can be VERY counterproductive to your fat burning, lean muscle growth, and overall health.
There is no need to train 6-7 days a week. 3-5 days a week will work just as good if done properly.
The right workouts + good rest = Max gains and fat burning
5. Progression And Enjoyment
The #1 motivator for sticking to your fitness plan is progress, followed closely by enjoyment. Combine them both and you’ve got one stellar plan in place.
Every workout that you do, some kind of progress should be made. Whether this be doing one more pushup than the time before or adding 5 pounds to your squat.
Always push for more.
And don’t forget to enjoyment part. Find workouts that you will enjoy doing and you’ll thank yourself later.
So, what did I miss? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
P.S. Need some ideas for workouts? Here are my top 3 programs:
Superhero Sprints – Sprints combined with some insane bodyweight only circuits. Get ready for some serious burn.
Superhero Body – 3 phase progression from bodyweight to the toughest weighted workouts around.
Superhero Abs – 51, 100% bodyweight only workouts that you can do right at home with ZERO equipment.