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We all struggle from time to time with motivation. It seems like just as we pick up steam in our fitness journey, as fast as we find it, we can lose momentum. Instead of just giving in, there are several ways to restart or continue finding the motivation to keep up your progress.

  1. Vision board: Know EXACTLY what your goal is. Know 100% what your goal looks like, feels like, smells like and what it represents. If your goal, like most people, is losing weight, what will you gain from it? How many more things in life will you accomplish out of more confidence and self-love? When you think about your goal, does it resemble something positive? Making a vision board with pictures and quotes will allow you to see your “vision” daily in an area that is visible multiple times a day. Think of this as manifesting a goal and making it come to fruition. Envisioning your future self and who or what you are emulating is one of my favorite forms of motivation and keeping myself excited for the future. I keep my vision board directly in front of my bed, so as it’s the last thing I see as I’m reading before bed and the first thing I see when I wake up.
  1. Motivational videos and music: Who doesn’t need a little good kick in the tush to get on track and motivated? Motivational videos are ALWAYS my go to when I’m feeling a little down on drive and need something more. The best way to stay motivated is to never lose the motivation. My best advice for this is after waking up, put on something motivational, whether it be a podcast, YouTube video, or your favorite quotes to jump-start your day and keep you hungry for more. YouTube videos are free, and this is a habit that you have no excuse to not live out daily.
  1. Affirmations: Never underestimate the power of daily affirmations. The easiest way to do this is to buy post-its and write down quotes or certain words that you find will inspire you and keep you on the grind. I keep these in my car, on mirrors in my room, you could even put them in the fridge if you have issues with eating late at night! The point is that you need to do whatever you have to in order to keep you on track. Don’t let anyone try to talk you out of these small steps that will lead you closer to your goal. Do whatever you possibly can to keep yourself on track.
  1. Journaling intentions daily: This is also called goal setting, which will set your intentions from the beginning of the day. Intentions are powerful because it programs your brain to know exactly what you need and want to accomplish that day. These do not need to be large tasks. Even something small like smiling at everyone you see will, in turn, have a huge impact on that person as well as yourself. Larger intentions such as, “I will work out for at least 45 minutes today, and after I will make sure to eat the proper foods to replenish my body properly” is a great example. Do not look at these as “to do” lists, they are not one in the same. Intentions have more of a deeper meaning and are more related to your goals in life, rather than things you need to check off for the day.
  1. Accountability partner: Support from like-minded people is crucial. You are the company you keep, and if you do not surround yourself with those who have similar goals and intentions you will set yourself up for failure. Find someone in the challenge group who is very similar to you and hold each other accountable. Exchange phone numbers or email addresses and check in with each other daily. When you feel you are slipping in any area or loving motivation, reach out to that person so they can check you. At the end of the day, like-minded people have similar goals. If you try to reach out to those who aren’t making health and fitness a priority, it’s more than likely they will discourage you instead of encourage.

When it comes to staying motivated, especially when you are trying to lose weight or put on muscle, the best way to stay motivated and stay accountable is by participating in a challenge. Join our list so you can be sure to stay informed and be alerted for our upcoming challenges.

Next time you feel yourself stalling, and you cannot muster up what you need to get to the gym or eat the right meals, use one, two or all of the motivational tips to keep going. Vision boards, music, and affirmations are all great to keep to goals in mind and keep focused. Journaling is a great way to keep yourself aware of how far you have come. And of course, the best motivator of all is the accountability partner.

Having someone to talk to, who shares your goals and feelings, is the best way to help keep you motivated. Look to friends, family, or even coworkers who might be on a fitness journey as well. Even without identical goals, just support in changing your life is enough to help keep you on track. If you need further support, check into our community through HIIT MAX™ Elite, where get support from like-minded people and even our own coaches.

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When you begin your weight-loss journey, it can be difficult to make that lifestyle change and stay on track as you build up new habits.

Luckily there are plenty of things you can do to find support, such as…

  • Letting your family and friends in on your goals
  • Getting a workout buddy
  • Use online support to get motivation 24/7

Tell Your Friends and Family of Your Goals

One of the best things that you can do is to build up a support system for yourself. Let your family and friends know what is it you are trying to do. Share with them your goals and how you plan on achieving those goals. Get to know people that are like-minded and want to make healthy changes to their life.

People who have a good support system behind them, not only increase their chances of reaching their goals but also tend to get there faster.

Having people around you who understand what it is you are trying to do, not only provides motivation and accountability but also provides you with support through the hard times, a sort of personal cheerleader. They are essential for those days when things seem bleak and you want to throw in the towel.

Sometimes, our own motivation is not enough and we need that extra push to keep us going. You may even find yourself providing inspiration and motivation to the people within your support group to create for themselves a healthier lifestyle.

Get a Workout Buddy

If you can, grab a buddy who will take the journey with you. People who have a workout buddy tend to stick to their routines and are more likely to reach their goals.

By taking a friend with you to the gym, you are much more likely to enjoy your workouts and when you enjoy them, you are more likely to continue them. Having someone with you at the gym, workout out with you cuts away from the boredom that can come with working out alone, as you talk and socialize with one another.

Having someone who is working towards a common goal can be extremely motivating, as well as the friendly competition that it can add. This can make you want to push harder towards your goals.

When it is just you, it is so easy to make an excuse why it is ok to skip a workout. Skipping one workout leads to skipping two, and so on. However, having someone that counts on you, just as much as you count on them also gives you more incentive to continue your workouts as you hold each other accountable. When you make a plan to do something with someone, you are much more likely to follow through with that plan than if you were only reliant on yourself.

Get Online Support

Another place to get support is through an online group or community, such as provided through a Facebook group or through a community like our membership platform. These places allow you to collaborate with like-minded people, as well as get advice from people who have gone through the same experiences. 

Support can come from many places. What is important is that you have kind of support that will keep you motivated, hold you accountable, and be there to cheer you on as you strive to reach your goals.

Here are your Top 6 Exercises with Coach Chris! Incorporate these into your workout to help you achieve maximum results. Check out the video to see each of these Top 6 Exercises:

Top 6 Exercises:

  1. Barbell Squat: Push through your heels, keep your head up, chest out, and push your butt back as you lower yourself down. Then drive through the heels and squeeze your butt on the way up.
  2. Deadlift: Weight through your heels, chest out, shoulders back, and focus on your glutes as you hinge from your hips, pushing your butt back. On the way up, squeeze your butt, keeping your head up, and pull your shoulders back as you lift the weight.
  3. Barbell Bench Press: Slowly lower the bar down to mid-chest with a controlled motion, keeping your chest out and shoulders back. Then push the bar back up without locking your elbows and repeat.
  4. Push Up: Ensure your hands are positioned below your shoulders with your thumb in line with the mid-chest, the core is tight, butt lightly squeezed, and head up to ensure good posture. Slowly lower your body down with control, touching your chest to the ground, then push yourself back up without locking the elbows and repeat.
  5. Pull Up: Ensure that you flex your lats in order to keep your shoulders down throughout the full range of motion. Pull yourself all the way up as much as you can then lower yourself down with control, ensuring that you do not fully relax your shoulders or lock your elbows, then repeat.
  6. Barbell Hip Extension: Utilize a barbell pad to protect your pelvis. Place the bench on your scapula and relax your arms. Push through your heels as you lean back and drive your pelvis upward, squeezing your glutes. Hold for 1 second at the top of the movement and lower yourself down without touching the floor and repeat.

These are the Top 6 Exercises you should be integrating to improve your workouts. These Top 6 Exercises are throughout all of our programs from HIIT MAX™ Elite to our Custom Training Plans.

If you like these, then let us know! Also, let us know below of any exercises you would like to see our Coaches work out with!

This video and blog post is for hard gainers, looking for lean muscle gains, or anyone who wants to gain lean muscle really quickly.

Today we focus on the two things you can do to gain ten pounds of lean mass in the next 8 weeks. Even if you have the goal of fat loss, it is also important to the have goal of maintaining your muscle mass. Why is this? The more muscle mass you have, the higher BMR you have, the more fat you burn at rest, the easier it is to sustain weight loss, and the easier it is to maintain your body composition.

When your goal is to gain and sustain lean muscle mass, you never want to sacrifice muscle for fat.

Let’s talk about the two things that will get you there. If you follow these two things, you’ll gain 10 pounds in 8 weeks…

  • TDEE
  • TUT

What is TDEE

TDEE is your Total Daily Energy Expenditure. This is a number of calories burned with your activity level throughout the day. What does this number mean for your gains? This means if you want to gain 10 pounds, you have to eat above this number every single day.

For example, your TDEE is 3,000. In order to put on mass, you have to eat more than 3000 calories a day. It takes 3,500 calories extra to experience 1 pound of weight gain. If you consume that for seven days, 500 extra calories as day, times 7 days, that brings you to an extra 3500 calories a week. That excess will gain you 1 pound in a week.

⚡ Related: Use a BMR Calculator to figure out your TDEE.

On a side note, when we say consume extra calories, this doesn’t mean eat cupcakes, donuts, HoHos, and Twinkies. That’s not what we talking about here. When you eat crap you will gain mass, but it’s very little lean mass and a lot of fat. There are people who do this and put on a lot of bulk, but then they have to cut. To cut they drop calories and then they lose the weight and are right back to where they started. This creates a teeter-totter when you try to bulk with garbage. The goal should be lean mass, which requires you to consume quality calories. If you follow our social media accounts you know what this means. Use our Macro list and grocery list for good references of foods you should be eating.

Let’s move on to the second thing.

What is TUT 

TUT is Time Under Tension. What does that mean? This means the amount of time your muscles spend under tension during any given set.

For example, bicep curls. You add up the time your muscles are in the concentric phase (tension curling up) and the eccentric phase (tension uncurling) in seconds. You total that up and multiply by the number of reps you do. Where you need to be is 40 to 70 seconds TUT every given set. If you have three bicep exercise and four sets each for each exercise, you add up the three exercises times four sets. Every set should be 40- 70 TUT. This is the same when you train legs, shoulders, chest, back, or calves.

The goal is always TUT 40-70 for lean muscle gains. Lean muscles gains also mean achieving muscle hypertrophy. You need to use muscle hypertrophy methods in order for them to grow. That happens at 40–70 TUT. People think heavy weights and fewer reps is the only way to do it. Reps do not matter. You have to manipulate the reps. Sometimes you do really light weights and more reps and you still get there. Sometimes you do heavy weights and fewer reps, but you can still get there. Doing fewer reps means that you only do 6, but you do them very slowly.

We know this works because Michael has done it, and thousand of clients have done it with him. If you follow this you will get very close to these lean muscle gains in 8 weeks. Some people with get more gains than others because some people are harder gainers than others. Another factor is if you have been working out for a long time and the number can vary for your potential gains. If you just started working out and you are a hard gainer, you can hit this goal. You will be happy and getting these results as long as you also eat clean, whole foods, that are as close to nature as possible.

If you feel you have hit a plateau, or are seeing little or no gains and are looking for an effective workout, HIIT MAX™ Elite can help you get the results you want. The program takes the guesswork out of your workouts by showing you what exercises to do, how many reps to do, and the rest times in between. The workouts are set in calendar format and you just choose the day of the month you want to start and follow along while we keep track of your process. Each month the workouts change and progress with you so that there is no plateauing and you gain lean muscle each month.

This is just one of the many benefits of HIIT MAX™ Elite, and with membership, you also get nutrition guidance, a forum to communicate with our trainers and other members, as well as an ever-growing list of great music for you to enjoy during your workouts.

Be patient. Stay the course. And, let’s get fit together!

Has your weight loss stalled?

Have you stopped building lean muscle?

Perhaps those scales haven’t gone down in a while and you can’t see any changes in your physique, despite working hard and sticking to your diet.

I have 6 words for you…

“Change the Stimulus, Change the Response.”

By doing this, you’ll quickly and easily lose fat faster and build more lean muscle.

“If You Train the Same, You Remain the Same.”

The biggest issue I see with most people in the gym is that they always do the same things.

  • They ALWAYS do 30-60 minutes on the treadmill at the same speed.
  • They ALWAYS use the 10lb. dumbbells for their bicep curls.
  • They ALWAYS do sets of 20 mountain climbers at the same intensity.
  • They ALWAYS take 60 seconds rest between sets.

The trouble with this is that your body gets used to it, and by keeping that stimulus the same all the time, the response also stays the same. That “response” is the equivalent to changes in your body composition – i.e. fat loss, muscle gain or an increase in fitness.

Meaning that if you never manipulate the variables in your workout, you’ll never see the progress you are after. Check the video to learn more…

4 Sure-Fire Ways to SMASH Your Plateau 

So how do we go about changing the stimulus to elicit a bigger response?

Simple, there are 4 ways:

1. Sets and Reps

The number of sets and reps (TUT) always depends on your goal.

  • 0-20 sec = strength training
  • 20-40 sec = strength/hypertrophy training
  • 40-70 sec = hypertrophy/metabolic training

But that doesn’t mean you don’t adjust your training to include a mix of the above.

A bodybuilder who always does sets of 8 to 10, for instance, can see great gains by switching to a week of working with sets of 15 to 20.

If you’re chasing fat loss, why not throw some strength work into the mix to shock your body?

If you’re not sure what to do, just add an extra set (increase volume) to every exercise – that’s extra calorie burn right there.

2. Exercises

Experiment with different moves.

If your chest session always consists of bench presses, dips, pushups and fly’s, how about interchanging reg bench for incline bench or inserting dumbbell presses and cable cross-overs?

Or something as simple as changing your planks to side planks can also make difference.

⚡ Related: Learn Nutritional Ways You Can Break Your Plateau in 7 Days

3. Weights

Don’t be afraid to lift heavy.

I’ve seen some of the fastest fat loss in clients who train for strength. You just don’t know. The idea here to continue to manipulate the variables.

Even if you don’t want to drop your reps too low (slower reps), you should at least be trying to lift heavier progressively, by using a little more weight every few weeks.

4. Time In Between Sets 

Do you time how long you rest between sets?

If not, you should.

Getting lazy and resting too long (or just not trying to rest less over time) is one of the best ways to hinder your progress, so keep a timer on hand, and always see if there’s a way you can cut just 5 to 10 seconds from your time in-between sets.

Or better still, pair exercises into a superset to ramp up the calorie burn.

“But how do I do it?”

Now you know what to do, but you go to the gym and think…

“I’m still confused.

Do I add reps or take them away?

I did that exercise last time, am I supposed to do it again, or choose something different?

How do I know if it’s time to switch things up?”

The answer to any question you could have, is revealed >> here <<.

⚡ Related: Learn 2 Things You Can Do to Bust Through Your Plateau

I realize that the only way to get a plan that continues to manipulate the variable so you don’t have to, all programmed to deliver maximum results, was to put everything together into a what I believe is the most intuitive training platform in existence.

That’s why I created Elite.

It is the only training program on the web that gives you a different workout every day, ensuring you NEVER hit a plateau.

You lose fat every single day.

You keep your metabolism and calorie burn at an all-time high 24/7.

And, when the first 30 days are up, an entirely new cycle begins again, but with subtle, strategic tweaks so that you get even better results come month 2, 3, 4 and so on.

Thousands of men and women are already raving about Elite, and the fact you also get access to an online forum, over 250 recipes, get interaction with fat loss and strength experts from around the world, and can cancel at any time, it’s no wonder people are talking about Elite.

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3 years ago, I thought I knew it all when it came to health, fitness, and nutrition.

I was sold on the idea of low-carb and low-calorie diets, thought cardio was the answer to my fat loss prayers and tried every single extreme trick in the book.

Well, through trial and (a lot of!) error, I realized that these weren’t the way to achieve my goals.

And through my own journey, and working with others, I found out the truth and put together the 10 things I wish I knew before I got fit.

Check out the video or read on to find out what lies, myths and misconceptions I fell prey to, so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

1. Muscle Burns Fat

Back in the day when I was 180 pounds and 24 + % body fat, I didn’t realize the importance of muscle.

I thought muscle was only for bodybuilders, and that if you wanted to get lean and drop pounds, you had to do cardio, cardio, cardio. All day, every day.

What a mistake that was.

I started weight training, built some lean muscle and the fat just fell off me.

Muscle increases your metabolic rate, meaning you burn more calories 24/7 –even while you’re sleeping!

2. Carbs Don’t Make You Fat

Good quality carbs are essential if you’re training hard and want to build a fit, strong, ripped physique.

It’s refined carbs –your white bread, your soda, and your candy –that make you fat.

You never have to completely cut your carbs –you simply have to pick the right types of carbs and cycle them.

⚡ Related: Learn the Difference Between Good and Bad Carbs

3. The More Water the Better 

This is so simple to do but so effective.

My general rule of thumb is ½ oz of water per pound of bodyweight, but more is better.

⚡ Related: Learn How Much Water Your Body Needs Daily

4. Metabolism Adapts

If you eat more, you burn more.

If you eat less, you burn less.

That’s because your metabolism adapts to what you give it, and is the reason why ultra-low calorie diets end up failing every time.

Your body has nothing to use for energy, and so tries to store everything that you eat, meaning your fat loss plateaus and becomes stagnate.

5. Cardio Isn’t the Most Effective Exercise for Fat Loss

Are you still pounding away on the treadmill for hours and hours in an effort to lose stubborn fat?

Are you making steady state cardio the mainstay of your routine?

I can guarantee that this is one of the reasons why you’re not making progress and getting the results you want.

Everybody (regardless of age, experience, and ability) is better served to make weight training or HIIT the focus of their program when it comes to getting lean, fit, and healthy.

⚡ Related: Learn if HIIT Cardio is Right For You

6. Weight Training is Essential

Strength training is so incredibly underrated when it comes to changing your body.

Weight training absolutely has to be the foundation of your workouts. You don’t have to do bodybuilding-style workouts, but you should be striving to get stronger, be that with free-weights, incorporating weights and bodyweight moves into your HIIT workouts, or even with machines.

A good analogy of this is a sprinter vs. a marathon runner.

The sprinter does virtually no steady state work, and focuses on power, yet is jacked, ripped and lean.

The marathon runner only does cardio, and is skinny, weak and still, has some stubborn fat.

7. Fats Don’t Make You Fat

While the name might imply the opposite, fat isn’t the enemy.

Low-fat foods are actually a huge roadblock to your success, as they’re highly processed, contain nasty ingredients your body doesn’t like, and can seriously wreck your results.

Stick with natural fats like avocados, almonds and olive oil.

⚡ Related: Learn the Difference Between Good vs Bad Fat

8. Consistency is Key

Don’t try to go all out, straight from the start.

Just pick a goal you can easily achieve, and stick with it from day one.

Even if that means you only commit to two 15-minute workouts each week, you’re far better off doing that, and making it a habit, then declaring you’re going to do an hour every day, then completely falling off the wagon by the start of your second week.

9. Goals 

“A goal without a date is merely a wish.”

People never achieve anything without set, time-defined goals –so start making them.

Like point #8, making it attainable is crucial, so goals like –

  • Make sure I get all my workouts in this week
  • Avoid alcohol for the next 7 days
  • Have 4 servings of vegetables every day for the next month

⚡ Related: Learn How to Set Goals for Faster Fat Loss

Work like a charm.

Even better are 30-day goals, such as –

  • Lose 8 pounds
  • Drop an inch from my waist
  • Fit into my favorite suit again

10. Be Patient, Stay the Course and Let’s Get Fit Together

I cannot stress how important this is.

Patience is a virtue, and never more so than in fitness.

If it took you 5 years to put on excess weight, it won’t come off overnight. Sure, you can make quick progress, but try to keep the big picture in mind.

This runs into staying the course –nothing worth having comes easy, so be prepared to put the work in, enjoy the highs and ride out the lows.

And as for getting fit together?

Are you surrounding yourself with like-minded people who are also goal-driven?

Are you making fitness part of your life?

You know that I’m in your corner, cheering you on, but have you got these kinds of people around you too?

A great social support network can be the difference between failure and success. If you need extra support, head over to become an ELITE member, where you will find a community of people just like you who are there to support you, not to mention support directly from me and my team, with updated workout videos that are updated constantly, new recipes every month, complete training guides and much more!

For a more in-depth look at the 10 things I wish I knew before I got fit, check out the video –

Getting results with your training isn’t all about sets and reps.

It doesn’t just have to do with exercise selection.

And, surprisingly, it isn’t even about how much intensity you put in.

These factors do all undoubtedly matter – particularly the final one – but there’s something that you’re overlooking by focusing on these alone.

It’s something many people don’t even consider when planning their routines and setting their fat loss goals.

And that’s the time you train.

Because this really can make a difference in your success.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • What science says about training…
  • The BEST time to train
  • Hack the timing for your workout

What “Science” Says is Best

The first thing we need to address is what science and theory tell us are the best time to train.

In a perfect world, this is when we have the most energy, and due to our genetics, and our development since the days of our ancient ancestors, that is when the sun is at its highest – i.e. the middle of the day.

I know what you’re thinking –

“But Michael, the time of day I have most energy is straight after I’ve downed an energy drink, or I’m on my seventh coffee of the morning! Does that mean I should train then!?”

I hear you.

But here, though, we’re talking about the best scenario if we took all that caffeine and all those stimulants out of the equation, and focused on what our bodies do naturally – working in tandem with the sun.

Therefore, 12 pm is probably the best time to train.

This whole theory works on a bell curve system.

You can see exactly what that means in the video –

We Are Not Cavemen!

As great as it would be to be able to train at this peak time every single day without fail, and make the most of our bodies’ increased natural energy levels, it just doesn’t always happen.

In this crazy modern world you have a job, a family, kids, and so many distractions that training doesn’t always come top of your priorities list.

And that’s absolutely fine.

You can still get great results training at other times.

The “Real” Best Time to Train …

Is when you can fit training in.

It certainly isn’t a case of training being worthless, or a waste of time if it’s done mid-morning, late at night, 3:57 am – the real best time to train is whenever it fits your schedule the best.

Therefore, if that means the only time you can get to the gym, or even crush a workout at home is first thing before work, as soon as you get home from the office, or even last thing at night, then that’s when you should train.

Don’t be dictated to by theories if it means having to turn your life upside down just to get your session in during this “optimal” mid-day window.

3 Quick Hacks for Timing Your Workouts

To take away the stress of workout timings, and ensure you get your workouts done, I’ll share my top 3 tips for scheduling sessions with you –

  1. Plan

First and foremost, you need accountability, and you need to know in advance when you’re going to train.

So grab your diary, flick through the next few weeks, and write down the days and times you’re going to train … and stick to them.

  1. Have a Working Lunch

Or should that be a “working out” lunch?

Training during your lunch hour has three huge advantages.

Firstly, it means you are training at the optimal time.

Secondly, by only having an hour to change, work out and shower again afterward, it forces you to push yourself, and make the most of every minute.

And finally, getting your exercise done during the working day makes you more productive for the afternoon, and doesn’t detract from family time (the most important).

  1. Get Habitual

The key to having productive, successful workouts is to get into a groove, and become accustomed to the time that you train, so your body gets used to having to work hard at set times.

Therefore, it’s a great idea to find a time you can train every day, and stick to it.

The Moral of the Story

If you can train between 12 pm and 1 pm, you absolutely should.

But if that just isn’t an option, don’t worry.

You can still have a successful, productive workout that takes you closer to your fat loss goals, provided you get your session in, work hard, and don’t make excuses.

Finding the time to train and workout can be difficult, and even more so if you don’t have a plan of attack. Let us take the guesswork out of what workouts you should be doing by creating a Custom Training Plan just for you and your goals.

For more detail, tips and tricks, have a watch of the video:

There are many reasons that prevent people from losing weight, but ultimately, they all boil down to the thoughts that become habitual.

In other words, we need to make a few shifts in our mindset.

Here are the two mindset shifts that encourage weight loss:

  • Patience v long-term persistence & consistency
  • Consensus thinking v advice based thinking

Lack of patience v long-term persistence & consistency

In reality, you never really know close you are from achieving your goals.

It doesn’t matter if you want six pack abs, wants 10 pounds of muscle, or want to 10 pounds of fat, the same principles apply. Many of us throw in the towel right as we are turning the results corner.

So, be patient and persistent, and remember that anything worthwhile takes time. If your goal is to lose weight, realize that you didn’t gain the excess weight overnight, so you can’t possibly lose it all overnight.

Stay the course, be consistent, and you will see results.

Consensus thinking v advice based on proven results

Unfortunately, conventional fitness advice has hindered the dreams of many people.

Many people give up on their dream body because they exercise and diet so hard, for weeks or months, without seeing any real results…

I know this feeling first hand. It’s almost a feeling of betrayal (I did everything I was told, and ended up with nothing).

This was me for a long time. I was bouncing around from program to program, doing what I was told by the experts. And I got only minor results.

Conventional wisdom tells you to do a lot of cardio. Right! The treadmill is your best friend.

And…Eat 6 small meals a day, making sure to keep your total calorie consumption as low as possible.

Here’s where reality steps in. It’s simply NOT sustainable.

Sure, if you run for hours and eat like a bird, you’ll lose weight…  But who has the time or means to do that forever?

The reality show, “biggest loser” is a good example. Take a look at the past contestants. The commonality is that many of them have put on plenty of weight since the show.

This is a common theme for many people who lose weight. In fact, it’s so common that it has been termed the “yo-yo” effect. Weight comes off – then it goes back on.

A simple mindset shift means you can avoid this weight loss pitfall. Avoid following the conventional advice, and look at health and physique of the person who is offering an opinion. It doesn’t stop there.

Ask yourself, “what do they have to gain by telling me this”? Be cautious and question everything, even the advice you get from me.

Bottom line… I want you to get into a habit of this. Do your own research.

To sum this up…

1. Practice persistence in your life. You can do this every day, and your ability to persist will grow stronger.

2. Don’t follow conventional fitness advice. Find someone who you can trust in the fitness world. Find someone (or a few people) who provide you with honest information, and walks the talk. Support is important to not only losing weight but to keep weight off. HIIT MAX™ ELITE can help you get this support by providing you with a community of like-minded people and continual workouts and advice.

Making these simple shifts in thinking will have a big impact on your results. Remember, it all starts with your thoughts. Don’t underestimate the power of them.

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