I get asked a lot: How many hours a week do I need to see results?
The answer can vary... a lot.
There are many factors involved, such as:
The recommendations below are not necessarily the number of sessions you should have with a coach in a given week, but the amount of work needed to see reasonable results.
HOW TO GET 'RESULTS'
You can get great results with an online coach, in-person coach or with a group class, or simply following a training plan but not every option is suitable for everyone.
Online training or 'Remote Coaching' as I like to call it, is suitable for an individual who is comfortable going to the gym, or wants train at home on their own. It is defiantly a more cost effective option, but I would encourage most beginners to consider getting a coach for the short term so that you know for sure that you are moving correctly,
You will also require a level of self motivation to be successful with remote coaching.
My remote coaching options do include video analysis and video demonstrations to help make sure that you are doing all the movements correctly and tracking to ensure that your progress is monitored.
If you are confident with exercise then you should only need to see your coach for coaching sessions and accountability, this can make remote coaching a very cost-effective way of getting a personalised programme.
If you require more accountability, motivation or technique specific training sessions then you may prefer an in-person coach, or a combination of the two.
If you want to go for big improvements right away then so be it, calculate your macros, calorific requirements and do your meal prep around that as I have done in this blog.
Keep in mind that the changes you make should be sustainable changes, that you will be able to keep on doing for life, so if working out all your macros and calorific requirements is unrealistic, start small.
If you have no idea what a micro is and simply want to eat healthier then these calculations are not essential, but it is will be very helpful to do this at least once, so you get a better idea of what quantities and proportions of protein/carbs/fats you should be eating.
(IF YOU ARE ONE OF MY CLIENTS THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE MY NUTRITION VIDEO IN YOUR TRAINING PORTAL, IF YOU ARE NOT A CLIENT THEN MY NUTRITION MASTERY GUIDE WILL HELP YOU)
More importantly you do need to be prepared, meal preparation will help you keep on track throughout the week. The next time you get caught short and need a quick meal, its ok. There is one in the fridge good to go! There are also snacks which you can eat guilt free!
In this blog, I am going to should you how I prepared for a week of seriously good nutrition.
How is it that 60-70% of Brits, Americans and Canadians have become overweight? How did 30% of the world become overweight? Oh, don't forget about cancer, heart disease and diabetes all at a record high.