Things to Think About As Summer Comes to a Close

Many of our clients at Bucks Fit are making their final preparations for their last vacations of the summer.  A lot of the people we work with, will be starting their vaca’s this weekend, and will miss the next 1 or 2 weeks.  With that said, I’d like to talk about a couple of things that tend to happen as summer comes to a close and the cooler fall and winter months approach.

  1. Keep the momentum rolling.  If you’ve managed to keep yourself in a good groove for the entire year, keep it going.  Once September hits, people tend to relax.  We’ve all made the big push for our beach bodies, adjusting our diets to keep everything lean and mean.  DON’T GET COMPLACENT!!!  In light of last night’s episode of “Jersey Shore,”  it’s clearly evident that G.T.L never rests!  If you feel yourself hitting the summer let down, ask yourself one question…What would MVP do?
  2. Keep eating lean.  This is probably the biggest speed bump in people’s workout regiment as the cooler weather arrives in the Northeast.  As the temperature drops outside, it seems to warm up in the kitchen.  Heavy carbs, high calorie meals, and comfort food become a staple as the weather gets ugly, so keep yourself mentally prepared and focused on the goals you and your trainer have set for your body.  It’s a proven fact, that during times of cold, bad weather, a lot of people reach for comfort foods (see sweets, pasta, this ridiculous concoction).Excuse me, I just threw up…I can’t believe someone actually ate that!  Anyway, I digress.  Stay locked in on your nutritional habits, eating lean protein (fish, chicken, ground turkey, etc), TONS of vegetables, TONS of fruit, and mixing your carbohydrates in wisely (2 slices of wheat toast, each with 2 tbsp. peanut butter, 8 walnut halves, and a sliced banana for breakfast?  Giggity giggity!)
  3. Keep your program fresh.  I know I’m beating the dead horse, but this is how it works.  Keep that training program of yours fresh!  Change it up every 4-6 weeks to really keep your body guessing.  I don’t mind you benching, but keep throwing in different variations.  Also, if you don’t add squat and deadlift variations to your program, I’ll come through this computer and Hulk Smash your ass!

That’s all I have for today.  Any questions or comments, please feel free to send them my way.  Before I leave, take a look at the worst/funniest deadlift video I’ve seen, it makes me cry laughing every time I see it.  

The Russian judge even gave it a 10!!!  Have a great Friday everyone, and an even better weekend!


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