One of the more depressing before and after photos you will see.
Must be the gym lightening.
With the risk of sounding too cliché on the 2nd day of 2021, it’s time to sort my shit out. Looking to improve overall health so getting back in the gym will be essential. Would value any thoughts on some topics, more specifically with type of training, diet and general tips on getting back consistently in the gym.
6 days a week.
Thinking of a pure cardio approach, mainly IHT for a couple of months to lose excess fat. However, not sure whether to incorporate a few hypertrophy weight training sessions (2 times a week). 4 sets, 8 - 12 reps. No strength training.
After which I will look to develop a more balanced weight training schedule. That being said, I then need to set some form of target to move from the more cardio intensive to weight training, which I am thinking of using either a X amount of weight lost or % of body fat.
Best results I have had previously for fat loss has been low carb intermittent fasting. With advancements in my career and therefore massively different time constraints, I just do not believe it is sustainable and fear if I try and cannot sustain, I will fall back in shitty habits. Given this, thinking of low carb, calorie deficit diet but having the 3 traditional meals a day.
Eggs, spinach (and most other green vegetables) chicken, lean beef, brown rice, yoghurt. Any other must haves that you would include in or remove from the above?
Multivitamins and fish oils. Any thing else you would consider essential?
In 2018 I had a pretty militant mindset and the question was not whether I was going to the gym but at what time. Anyone else on here that has a similar experience to me and successfully got back in the gym? If so, any mental tips you can share or rules you put in place to get you back into that mindset?