Ways to Shred Weight to Fit into that Suit
Another holiday season has passed and it’s time to look forward to the new year! This year is going to be big for you. Maybe you are getting married, or being the best man in your friend’s wedding. Maybe you want to make a huge change in your life by switching careers. Perhaps your aim is to become the CEO of your own company! No matter what you decide to do this year, a new custom made suit is necessary to show you mean business.
During the holiday break, you may have noticed you gained a few pounds. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. The weather is cold and it’s so much easier to stay inside while eating copious amounts delicious during your Christmas feast (plus the two weeks of left overs). 2018 is your year, you should look and feel the best you’ve ever have!
Before you find your dream custom fit suit, here are a few options to consider to properly get back into shape.
Hit the Gym
One of the easiest and healthiest ways to lose weight is to get a gym membership. When you are working out, there are a few areas on your body that you should target before getting fitted for your custom suit.
Having a well-toned chest will make your suit and your body look great! There are many easy exercises you can do at your gym to get the best results. The most popular ones are bench presses, incline/decline presses, chest flyes, and seated machine chest presses.
Shoulders sometimes go overlooked by people joining a gym for the first time. Working out your shoulders makes your frame appear bigger and having bigger traps rounds out your torso. You can tell somebody works out their traps regularly, especially when they wear a suit! The best shoulder exercises to try out are Arnold dumbbell presses, pullups, reverse machine flyes, military presses, and weighted shrugs.
It’s no secret that everybody wants bigger biceps, that’s why you can never find any dumbbells when the gym is even slightly busy. Triceps, on the other hand, are often ignored and are underutilized, but working them out will make your arms looks even better. For biceps, incorporate barbell curls, dumbbell curls, hammer curls, and overhead cable curls into your workout routine. For triceps, the best exercises are skull crushers, triceps pushdowns, standing overhead triceps extensions, and close-grip barbell bench presses.
As the saying goes, “never skip leg day!” We won’t lie, working out your legs can be a huge pain in the butt, however it’s that pain that gives your butt the definition and shape to look great! To truly pull your suit together, working on your legs will be essential in your workout routine. Doing squats will work out every part of your legs, so always incorporate them at some point during your leg day. You can also do leg presses, lunges, calf raises, and leg extensions.
When exercising, remember to go at your own pace and weight limit, take rests between reps and drink lots of water.
“Dieting” has become a buzz word recently and it doesn’t really mean anything. Losing weight properly with food is all about putting in what you take out, calorie wise. It doesn’t matter what specific diet you choose (or if you combine a few together), if you eat your recommended amount of calories a day while refueling properly after working out or being active, you will start to see a difference in no time. See a physician for more information about what foods will work best for you.
Following these tips will not only make you feel amazing, your custom suit will fit comfortably and make you stand out in the crowd!