Get Shredded for Summer: A Sustainable Fat Loss Guide

Get Shredded for Summer: A Sustainable Fat Loss Guide

Are you ready to kick your fat loss journey into high gear and get shredded for summer? You've come to the right place! This sustainable fat loss guide is designed to help you shed those extra pounds in a way you can actually keep up.

This guide will cover everything you need to know to achieve your fat loss goals: 

  • Motivation Setting 
  • Setting realistic targets
  • Staying in a calorie deficit
  • Working out strategically
  • And more.

Featured in Image: Power Bundle with Squat Rack and Bumper PlatesHex DumbbellsAir Bike

Define your motivation

Get your mindset right by focusing on the right numbers: your progress, not your weight. Keep a journal on hand so you can stay on top of your gains. Train chest at home with the Power Bundle with Squat Rack and Bumper Plates and Heavy Duty Bench.

While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose body fat for aesthetic reasons, choosing one that is less focused on looks gives you more chance at succeeding. 

The problem with an aesthetic-focused motivation is that it tends to be short-lived and unsustainable. While wanting to look good can be a powerful motivator, it's not enough to maintain the effort required to achieve long-term fat loss. 

When your motivation is based solely on external factors, like wanting to look good in a swimsuit, it can be difficult to stay committed to healthy lifestyle changes when progress is slow or when setbacks occur.

On the other hand, having a deeper, more meaningful motivation, like improving overall health, increasing energy levels, or feeling more confident lead to more sustained effort over time. 

Featured in Photo: Better Body Air Bike

Set realistic goals

Want to lose body fat while still maintaining muscle mass? Incorporate the Air Bike into your routine.

Having a clear, achievable target in mind when you take on your fat loss journey is key. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a shredded physique! Start by setting SMART goals — Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.

First, assess your current fitness level and body composition. Then, decide on a reasonable and healthy target for fat loss, like aiming to lose 1-2 pounds per week. 

It might not sound like much, but trust us, consistent progress adds up. Avoid the temptation to set overly ambitious or unrealistic goals since they may lead to frustration, burnout, or even unhealthy habits. 

By setting attainable goals, you'll be able to celebrate your achievements along the way and stay motivated throughout your journey to a leaner, more confident you.

If your goal is defined abs, you need to train for fat loss and a stronger core. Check out our ab workout at home ab workout using the Standard Squat Rack below.


Stay in a calorie deficit

To put it simply, a calorie deficit means consuming fewer calories than your body needs to maintain its current weight. This forces your body to tap into stored fat for energy, which ultimately leads to shedding those unwanted pounds. But don't worry, you won't have to starve yourself or go on a crazy crash diet!

To create a calorie deficit, start by calculating your maintenance calories, which is the number of calories your body needs to function at your current weight. There are plenty of online calculators to help you with this! Next, reduce your daily caloric intake by a reasonable amount — say, 300 calories less than your maintenance level. This should help you lose about 1 pound per week, which is a healthy and sustainable rate.

Be mindful of your food choices, focusing on nutrient-dense whole foods to fuel your body while staying within your calorie limit.

And remember, we are humans meant to enjoy life - not robots! Don't feel bad if you enjoy a treat. Moderation is key! 

Featured in Photo: Better Body Pro Adjustable Dumbbells & RackFoldable Exercise Bench

Work out strategically

The key to effective fat loss is finding the best exercise program tailored specifically to you. There's no one-size-fits-all approach, so it's important to experiment and find what works best for you.

Make sure you’re including a mix of cardio (like HIIT, running, or cycling) and strength training to help burn calories, improve your cardiovascular fitness and boost your metabolism.

Stay consistent by keeping a pair of Adjustable Dumbbells and a Foldable Exercise Bench on hand. Aim to work out at least 3-5 times per week, and listen to your body, adjusting the intensity and duration of your workouts as needed. 

Adjustable Jump Rope Home Gym

Featured in Photo: Better Body Adjustable Jump Rope

Track and readjust

Keeping an eye on your progress helps you stay motivated while allowing you to identify what's working and what might need tweaking in your approach.

To track how you’re doing, you can record your measurements or even take progress photos. Once a week should be enough to give you a clear picture if things are working. 

If you notice a plateau or if your results start to stall, don't panic! Make some adjustments to your nutrition or workout plan. Surprise your muscles by doing more accessory movements, adding more cardio (try Jump Rope) or tweaking your nutrition.

You can do it!

We hope this fat-loss guide has given you valuable insights on how to achieve your fitness goals. 

Remember, it's essential to set realistic goals, stay in a calorie deficit, and work out strategically to see sustainable results. 

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We offer a wide range of high-quality equipment to help you reach your fitness goals and transform your body. Let's make this summer your best one yet!