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Overweight and scared or anxious of the gym? Don’t be!

Overweight and scared or anxious of the gym? Don’t be!

I have been going to the gym since early 2011, so we’re closing in on a decade of lifting. During this period I have attended big commercial gyms as well as small, “hardcore” niche gyms. 

One sighting that I notice multiple times a year, is that of overweight, presumably first-time gym-goers, with a scared, anxious look to their face.

Too often, that will be the last time I see them. It saddens me, so my only motivation for writing this post, is to try and provide some encouragement.

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Overweight? Lifting weights is crucial for fat and weight loss

Overweight? Lifting weights is crucial for fat and weight loss

Annoyingly, it still isn’t common practice to instruct overweight/obese people to also lift weights instead of only hammering the treadmill.

And it’s a shame, because if you’re overweight and focus more on lifting weights than just cardio, you’ll likely be much better off!

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How to stay in shape while on vacation without gym access

How to stay in shape while on vacation without gym access

This post will outline a very rough guidance to how you can;

 1) ramp up your pre-vacation training massively to promote a larger frame of supercompensation and recovery (during your vacation) 

And;

2) use a short workout which you can do pretty much anywhere – to further negate any negative impacts from excessive eating and chilling at the pool (can the latter be done excessively?).

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