Mistakes women make


We all have a general idea of what to do with respect towards attaining better health, and a physique worth appreciating. I’ve interacted with a lot of women on this front and it pains me to say that the vast majority place their eggs on the wrong basket.

To give some context, women are tempted to press the panic button and stray off course when they think they’ve screwed up because of one “bad” meal. Namely, go on a detox diet to start fresh. I’m sure this rings familiar.

Q: My friend lost weight from this new detox diet. I’ve been thinking about trying it out. What are your thoughts on them?

A:​ This is an incredibly common place for women, especially those who have a hard time staying on track. Far be it from me to tell you what to do, but the cold hard truth is the weight you lose at the onset of a detox is just water and glycogen. It has zero association with how much fat you lose. On top of that, it will all come back the minute you relapse.

There’s no evidence to support their validity, so you’re much better served putting aside the quick fix gimmicks and doing the work over the long haul.

Q: I’m going to start going to the gym again. What do you suggest I do to burn fat the quickest.

A:​ Any time we invest our time and money, we’re obviously looking for a huge return. It’s much the same with training. You’ve got to hammer down movements that exhibit high levels of muscular recruitment. As such, you’re far better off sticking to the basics instead of spending hours on end doing crunches and curls.

Think about it, there’s a reason why compound movements such as the squat, deadlift, pull-ups, rows, and presses are the cornerstone of most sensible programs —they’re tried and true. It stimulates your entire body. It’s not the end-all be-all approach, ​but​ you’re going to be ahead of the curve.

For questions, ask Dre at dredelossantos7@gmail.com.

Dre De Los Santos | Author
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