Get Ripped for Summer with These Tips

Although it’s still cold, wet, windy, rainy, and occasionally icy, there are signs of Spring being around the corner. It’s staying light just a little longer, the daffodils are beginning to poke their heads up, and chocolate eggs are now in supermarkets all over the country. On the topic of chocolate, as great as it tastes, it doesn’t do our waistlines much good. With Spring around the corner, summer won’t be far behind, and if you want to be summer body ready this year, you need to act fast. Summer bodies are made in winter, and so to help get you ripped for summer, we’ve compiled this list of handy tips that you can follow. Take a look, and come summer, you’ll be more shredded than ever.

Do more cardio

It doesn’t matter how clean your diet is, if you aren’t doing cardio on a regular basis, your fat loss progress will slow down drastically. Cardio can come from a variety of different forms, so choose the type that suits you best and go from there. If you enjoy jogging, go jogging. If you like the warmth and environment of the gym, hop on the treadmill and use the gym. As long as your heart rate is up and you are physically active, you will burn calories.

Consider the HCG diet

HCG diets are growing in popularity by the day. The basic premise behind HCG diets and injections, is that the follower of the diet is injected with HCG, before following a specialist diet plan. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is a hormone that enables the body to burn more calories and generate more energy, despite being in a very high caloric deficit. HCG diets are split into different phases, one of which is very low in calories. The benefit of these diets is that you preserve muscle mass and have plenty of energy to hit the gym and train.

Make sure you rest

When some people are trying to get ripped, they will work themselves too hard. Exercising regularly is important, as is eating clean. If you combine the two with HCG injections, you will benefit hugely. With that said however, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. If you are constantly pushing yourself in the gym, you won’t leave yourself enough time to recover. If you aren’t resting properly, your muscles won’t repair themselves properly, you’ll constantly be tired and sore, and you won’t get the most from your workouts. Get enough sleep each night and give yourself at least two full days off each week.

Batch cook and prep

Exercising is the toughest part of getting shredded. The hardest part is the diet. You can’t out train a bad diet, so make sure you’re eating right. If you follow a HCG diet, you can only consume certain foods and a set amount of calories each day as it is. If you follow a different diet, make sure you’re eating clean and nutritious foods, and that you are prepping your meals in advance. Cook off several healthy meals for the week ahead, store them in the fridge, and enjoy them as the days go. This will make life so much easier.