3 Ways to Get an Athletic Body
1.Make physical activity a part of your life
At least 30 minutes of physical activity every day is recommended. If you can’t find 30 minutes straight to workout, try to break it up into 2 15-minute periods or 3 10-minute periods.
Exercise at least 150 minutes a week. You can spread out this time throughout a week. You can do a mix of moderate and intense activities. Brisk walking, swimming or even mowing your lawn are great examples of moderate activities.For more intense activities, try running, dancing, or playing basketball.
Once you’ve gotten a regular fitness routine down, you’ll want to focus on gaining athletic qualities like speed, power, agility and balance.
2.Don’t cut out carbohydrates completely
Our brain and central nervous system require carbs to work properly. Eliminating carbs entirely will make you feel cranky, tired, and lethargic. You should eat the right amount of carbs first thing in the morning and after a workout. Get 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates from whole grains, beans and legumes, and fruits and vegetables.
The gym can be an intimidating place, especially if you’re new. It’s easy to allow negative thoughts to creep into your mind, but it’s important to positive to keep yourself motivated.
Think “I can.” “I can lift this weight.” “I can run another lap.”
Replace “I won’t” with “I will.” “I will do another 5 reps.” “I will complete an extra set.”