Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Benefits of Exercising Daily as a "Skinny Fat" Man.

Today you are going to learn the benefits that I have noticed from exercising daily over the past couple weeks.  Keep in mind while reading this, that as a skinny fat body type man, my current goal is to build as much muscle as I possibly can over the winter.  I am eating a lot more, so I am gaining fat, but enough about me lets talk about how exercising every single day can help you.

1.  Muscle Growth

This is pretty obvious, but by going to the gym 5 days per week and working out your abs twice per week you are going to notice more muscle everywhere on your body, even if it is only 1% more muscle.  What I have found to work great for putting on muscle growth is to do 3 exercises for each muscle group.  So you would be doing 3 exercises for biceps, 3 for triceps, 3 for your back, and so on.  This seems to be the right amount to really make your muscles look bigger and to progress with strength (I can go more in depth on this in a later post if you would like to hear the exact routine).

2.  You feel more alive each day.

We all have those days where we don't feel like working out, but what happens after you push yourself to workout?  You instantly feel better.  Not only that but you feel more alive, and more confident because you did something that seemed hard to do.  

This may vary from person to person, but working for me can put me in a state of meditation, it may be true for you and it may not, everyone is different.  If it does put you in a mindful place or helps you become more present that is another reason to do it!

3.  You will love the way you look.

Admit it, we all love to look in the mirror and flex our arms after a good workout.  And guess what?  The more you workout the more you can do just that!  Being comfortable with wherever you are is important though.  If you are someone who has never stepped foot in a gym, you may not even be close to where you want to be, but look at yourself after that first workout, 2 weeks, and 2 months later, you will be a totally different person (even if only you notice it).

When I first started being really serious about working out I had to accept that I wasn't the biggest or strongest guy there, but I also had to accept myself for where I was at and where I was going.  You must do the same in your journey, don't compare yourself to another guy 15 years ahead of you, but ask yourself "what will it take to get to where he is?"

Closing thoughts

Where are you in your fitness journey right now?  Did these benefits help you at all?  If they did please feel free to share in the comments below what helped you, or your experience so far, I would love to hear your comments!

Make the best of today,

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