Periodized Fat Loss

Fat loss can feel overwhelming, especially if our goal is big.

If we have more than 20 pounds we want to lose, it can feel like 'forever' before we get even close.

Sometimes this feels unachievable and definitely a tad depressing when we know what it means we have to do in order to see the scales move in the right direction.

And more often than not, we give up short of our goal because its too hard.

My approach to fat loss and achieving your body composition goal looks a little different to most.

I use what I call a periodized approach.

Shorter bursts of concerted effort, followed by a short rest.

So your fat loss journey might look like this:

4 weeks fat loss, 1 week break, or

6 weeks fat loss, 2 weeks rest, or

2 weeks fat loss, 2 weeks rest.

And there are several reasons I teach this methodology:

  1. It gives you a break physiologically; it allows your hormones to normalise again and helps maintain a healthy metabolism
  2. It gives you a break psychologically; need I say more?
  3. It breaks down your overarching goal (that can sometimes feel out of reach), to a much more manageable, smaller goal.

So if fat loss is your goal, why not break it down into more manageable time frames.

These workouts are designed to be done in the gym environment where you have the use of equipment. They take only 30 minutes with each workout following on and building upon the previous.

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