Back to basics for the “holy trinity”

Most people start exercising for one or more of the “holy trinity”:

  • To lose weight
  • To get fitter
  • To get stronger

Here are the most basic things to remember about how to achieve them…

How to lose weight.

This is mostly done through your diet.

Top Tip – Gradually cut out all processed foods (food that has not come directly from the farm or sea).  Accept you will have to do this, or you will find it incredibly hard to do.

How to get fitter.

This is mostly done through cardiovascular exercise (eg bike, rower, jogging etc).

Top Tip – Get out of breath, stay out of breath and do it often.  Accept you will have to do this, or it will not happen.

How to get stronger.

This is done mostly through weight training.

Top Tip – Use your whole body to move progressively heavier and heavier weights.  Accept you will have to do this, or it will not happen.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or the most advanced athlete, never forget the above basics.  Think of them as universal truths.  It can be very easy to get so focused on the details, you forget the basics.

Remember the phrase:

“Can’t see the wood for the trees”.

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