Why You Need to Learn What Makes An Exercise Program Effective

If you want to see great results with your fitness routine, investing time in education or money in a little personal training will make all of the difference.

"You want to invent new ideas, not new rules". Chip and Dan Heath in Made to Stick.

If you've ever ruined a recipe, you know how making one small change can make all the difference!

There's a complicated yet simple science to putting together a nutrition and fitness program. Once you know the rules, you can begin to put together your own templates and come up with endless workout ideas. 

Does that mean that you should do the exact workouts and programs that I write and suggest? Well no. Learning the principles and rules that make your workouts more effective allows you to become more creative on your own.

What are the rules? well there are many, we'll start by teaching you how to measure if what you're doing is working.

Measuring Your Weight Loss Progress

Before you design a program or hire someone. You need to know how to tell if what you're doing is working. There are many ways to do this, the easiest and most effective:

  1. Progress pictures
  2. Scale Weight
  3. Body Part Circumference
  4. Strength Training Numbers

In no particular order these will all tell you more about if your program is working. If your goal is to look better then pictures are the best way to measure that. If your goal is to lose weight then you should track that trend over time. Not losing weight but, lost a few inches? Well you can reasonably assume that you've lost some fat and gained some muscle. Not losing weight and getting stronger? again you've probably added some lean muscle.

Because weight loss doesn't follow a perfect path it can be discouraging when it seems like you haven't made any progress on the scale. Tracking your progress with these measures will tell you if you're on the right track.

The simple way to gauge your progress is to ask yourself if you are better off today than you were before you started.

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