6 week or other short-term challenges should be seen as a (potentially dangerous) quick-fix rather than a truly meaningful lifestyle change. These challenges set you up for failure down the road.
All of which begs the question: Are short-term fitness challenges an awesome tool to have in your arsenal, or should you really be looking to play the long game?
While there are obvious merits to the slow-and-steady approach, many people just aren’t wired that way and can get easily discouraged when they don’t see fast results. when “DONE RIGHT” , however, short-term challenges can give you the results you want. But they will not teach you what you need for long-term success.
“Done right”, means there needs to be extreme attention paid to diet, and a very clear, very specific fitness plan ahead of time. And you’ve got to be really committed. You can’t just look at calendar of burpees and push-ups over six weeks and expect that to change your body—or your fitness level. It’s also essential to have a coach who can help motivate and guide you. Your plan must include a mix of metabolism-revving HIIT and weight training.
It’s also important to listen to your body so you don’t overdo it, and to keep your expectations in check. Most gyms that run these gimmicks are going to lie and say you’re going to see massive changes that will change your body forever in six weeks. Totally not true. Instead you should view it as a way to accelerate your results in the short term and transition them into a long-term lifestyle plan.
Consistency is key to lasting results. It realistically takes a year to transform your body. Training in groups is best because it fosters a sense of community, and that’s what keeps people coming back to reach their goals. That’s the number-one goal. “HEALTHY LIFESTYLE” When you find something that works for you, it should make you want to stick with it forever.
The main problem with short-term challenges is that they force people to over train and do real damage to their bodies and their morale, especially if they’re following something online without any guidance. Working the body and mind as hard as most of these challenges advocate for over a short period of time is unsustainable, which is why many people tend to crash and burn or simply give up. Most before the challenge even ends.
Don’t be fooled by Instagram and Facebook posts that claim to show off the amazing results of their quick, super-intense diets or fitness plans. People who see these images of others who have supposedly finished the program and then get depressed about their state. Its Marketing Magic do not fall for it.
REMEMBER Challenges are simply a quick revenue generator for most gyms. Client pay full before the challenge starts, So it doesnt really matter to the gym whether they come or not.
Realistically you can lose 6-15 lbs in 6 weeks if your super motivated and dedicated. Unfortunately these results fade fast if you stop. You have an event? Do a 6 week Challenge, otherwise long term training is key to transforming your body and obtaining the health benefits that come with it.
The key to forging a consistent relationship with fitness is understanding that training requires periods of work followed by periods of rest, and to think long-term. AT Kick Fit we encourage all of our members to consistently raise the bar and push themselves, but not to set end goals. Over-reaching is good; over-training is bad, and understanding the difference between the two is critical.
So if you want to transform your body to the best version you can be, Come down and Give our club a try. We have many introductory offers to make sure our club is right for you.
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