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The Five Components of Fitness

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As a first installment to this blog series, I thought it might be a good idea to talk about the basic elements necessary to change a human form. I call these THE 5 COMPONENTS OF FITNESS.

I think it is important to understand these when you are managing your expectations regarding any fitness program. My clients’ goals range from fat loss to muscle gain and a combination of both. I also work with competitive bodybuilders and figure competitors. These people all have the same goals, but to varying degrees.

Those goals are : fat loss and/or muscle gain. Let’s face it, 99 percent of gym members are there to change the way they look. Anyone with a goal of changing their body composition will have to make these five components a part of their daily routine to be fully successful.

We’ve all seen infomercials on TV touting some piece of exercise equipment or pill or special diet. These commercials will often show people who have supposedly lost huge amounts of weight and/or built huge amounts of muscle and completely changed their bodies with these pills, powders, potions or gadgets.

The basic problem again is that these commercials are only addressing one of THE 5 COMPONENTS OF FITNESS. I have been running Pulse Advanced Nutrition for 18 years and I have seen many, many people get part of the way to their goal, only to hit a brick wall halfway through and then are unable to progress any further. This is because they are only doing one or maybe two of the five things necessary to permanently change their bodies.

THE 5 COMPONENTS NECESSARY TO PERMANENTLY CHANGE YOUR BODY ARE AS FOLLOWS:
 

1) PROPER FOOD INTAKE
2) PROPER CARDIOVASCULAR PRESCRIPTION
3) PROPER RESISTANCE TRAINING
4) PROPER SUPPLEMENTATION
5) CONSISTENT LIFESTYLE

When you look at these and really think about them, they should make sense. How can you leave one or more of these out and expect permanent physical change? It is not physiologically possible.

What I intend to do going forward with this blog is to address each of these components in some detail and give you a general overview of the importance of each one and how fitting these into your life can provide you with a new body, and a new life.

For a personal consultation, you can reach me at Pulse Advanced Nutrition, 351-3443, or at davepulcinella@gmail.com.
 

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