Start Exercising Again with TRT
It’s time. You’ve talked about it long enough, did your research, and now you’re ready to try your new exercise plan. When was the last time you exercised – six months? A year? Five years? Never? No matter how long it’s been since your last workout, there are three proven steps to given the best start to your new exercise regimen.
1. Have a written plan and stick with it!
When will you do your workout? How long? What muscle groups will you target with each exercise? Create a written game plan that details all of your fitness goals and which exercise will help you accomplish your goals. Be specific in planning on what days of the week will be reserved for exercising each part of your body, including cardio.
A written plan also documents changes to your diet. You can’t expect to build a high-octane body if you’re still filling it with crud. Talk with a nutritionist who can help you know your target caloric intake, your body composition, and your dietary needs based on your new exercise regimen.
2. Keep accountable.
Who’s going to push you to get to the gym? Choose a good friend who isn’t afraid to get in your face if you’re slacking off on your workouts. Your accountability partner can help you stay on track and celebrate your gains with you. It’s even better if they’re willing to work out with you, especially if they’re on the same fitness level as you are. A hungry workout partner can help push your own appetite for building a better body.
3. Remember that changing your fitness takes time.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was your body. Think about how many years you’ve spent growing a beer belly or letting your arms into flabby pillows. It didn’t happen overnight, which means that you won’t become a toned, fit muscle man in just a week or two. Give yourself some time to get into a good exercise routine.
What happens if you’re not seeing your beer belly disappear?
Imagine if you get two to three months into exercising again and you still don’t see the results you want. You’re not going to quit, right? If diet and exercise aren’t melting away your hefty midsection, you may be living with low testosterone. Older men with low testosterone often have higher levels of estradiol, a form of estrogen in men. Estrogen is a fat-storing hormone that tricks our bodies into absorbing and storing more fat than we need. This is why many guys with low testosterone and high estradiol levels are carrying around a big belly.
The problem is that a lot of guys try to fix their Low T on their own – huge mistake! In fact, our Mantality team put together a free resource called “10 mistakes to avoid when on Low T Treatment Programs” for your instant download here. This is a great conversation starter with your doctor or one of our board-certified physicians. Download your free eBook now and schedule your next appointment today.