What’s more important than getting that booty in shape? Uhm…we’d have to think long and hard about that one.
Maybe, in 2017, you followed the Instagram journey of 24-year-old Corinna Mantegazza who transformed her sad, flat booty into a tight, perky one? Well, if you didn’t, it was a good one and it got many talking and considering what they might be doing wrong and why they’re not getting the results they want.
Many in the health and fitness industry have come to believe that the secret lies in a combination of eating the right foods to fuel your body, adding weights to your fitness regime, and avoiding excessive cardio.
You can’t out-train a bad diet – maybe some will disagree – but we’ve all met that kind of people who eat whatever they want and still seem to stay in good shape. The truth is, it’s not viable, or healthy for that matter, in the long run.
In the end, everything in life is about balance.
So, you want to bulk up, you say… Problem is, you’ve probably heard 50 different opinions from people at the gym, personal trainers, YouTube videos, your colleague, and maybe even Men’s Health.
Where do you actually start and what’s the best way to go about it? How do you bulk up without getting fat? Let’s bust a couple of myths before we dive into the detail:
The art of mastering golf requires a lot of patience, dedication and precision. It’s nothing new for golfers to have fluctuating performances. One day their swings will put Gary Player to shame, other days they seem like amateurs. Barry Bridges, golf fitness trainer at Pure Motion Golf Academy, explains that in order to master your swing, you need to work on the following:
Holiday season is almost here, folks. How are you feeling about that beach body? If you’re not so confident yet, not to worry! Whatever you do, stay away from fad diets or anything that can harm your health – it’s simply not worth it.
Instead, we’ve put together a couple of tips on how to build lean muscle so that you’re toned, comfortable in your skin, and ready to soak up the sun while feeling sexy this summer.
Spring brings a sense of excitement as the weather starts to warm up. But it also stirs up anxiety as we realise that soon we’ll need to swap our winter layers for more revealing shorts and shirts. Yes, it’s once again time to firm up those winter bodies and prep for the sunny seasons.
Instead of another fad crash diet, which is neither fun nor sustainable, we asked a few of our experts to share their top tips for shedding some kilos in a healthy way. It is always worthwhile to consult a professional who can guide your health journey, and My Health and Fitness has a range of trainers and health consultants to support you.
It’s not easy maintaining your ideal weight during winter. It’s that time of year when exercise and healthy eating normally take a back seat as colder weather drives us indoors, and spikes our kilojoule consumption.
The best way to stay motivated during this time, is with a personal trainer who can offer you a realistic, effective exercise schedule. It’s also worth seeing a dietician to find out how you can adjust your energy intake for the colder months. Visit www.myhealthandfitness.co.za for a comprehensive list of consultants.
It’s not just about working harder though. Getting enough sleep is as essential if you want to reach your goal weight, and winter is the ideal time to catch up on your shut-eye.
With our busy lifestyles, it is easy to rush through our exercise routine. If you only have 30 minutes or an hour in the gym, it might seem more efficient to skip the warm-up and cool-down and head straight into the hard-core workouts. However, while these before and after sessions don’t always feel like “real” exercise, they do benefit concerning long-term fitness and strength.
As with your standard exercise routine, make sure you are executing the movements correctly for maximum benefits. It always helps to get a professional opinion to avoid injuries and to push your body to its full potential. My Health and Fitness offers a wide range of fitness specialists and health professionals who can assist.