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Aspiring Athletes

Tayyab provides a guide to ultimate fitness for aspiring athletes.

The food scene in the late 20th century took the world by storm. More people started to move away from home-cooked meals toward junk, processed, and fast food. As a result, problems such as obesity, cardiac issues, and other physical and mental diseases. Fortunately, the past decade has seen much more awareness regarding healthy lifestyles thanks to the media and the internet. More people today are adopting healthier lifestyles, and many aim to become an athlete. The rise of the sports industry has encouraged more youngsters to take up sports professionally, which is why many people today aspire to have athletic bodies.

Becoming an athlete is no easy feat and requires a lot of hard work and dedication, however, anyone can pull it off if with the right changes in their lifestyle. Here is a quick fitness guide for those who aspire to become an athlete. Even if you do not intend to take up sports professionally, these tips are excellent to help you get an athletic body.


There is no doubt in the fact that a good workout regime is essential for a fit and muscular body. However, a workout does not mean a 40-minute brisk walk or a treadmill will not do much for muscle building other than weight reduction at max. It is an entirely false belief that skinnier people do not need a fitness regime. An athletic body requires a well-rounded workout plan that should be customized to suit individual body needs. It is highly recommended that you hire a certified personal fitness coach and go for High-Intensity Interval Training to target all the muscles in your body.

Eating Habits

Cutting down on your diet or skipping meals will not help much in your fitness goal. Remember that your goal is not to shed weight but to build your body muscles and strength. That requires a well-planned diet that helps in muscle repairing and building without making you lose out your energy. You can seek assistance from your fitness coach or a nutritionist to have a meal plan that would suit your body. Cut out all sugar-based foods, processed foods, and junk from your diet. Try to go as organic as possible with a high protein low carb diet.

Sleep Schedule

Contrary to popular opinion, your diet and workout are not all that is required for an athletic body. To avoid injuries and to ensure a smooth process of muscle building, your body must get adequate rest. Make sure that you get a minimum of eight hours of interrupted sleep.  Try to take your last meal by 7:30 in the evening and sleep early.

Change your Lifestyle

Tweak up your lifestyle and do away with any unhealthy habits. Quit alcohol, smoking, carbonated drinks, and energy drinks. If you feel you need an external source of energy go for healthier options such as Granola bars to maintain your sugar levels.

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About the Author

Mr. Tayyab is a Freelance Journalist who writes about Nutrition and Minerals to help athletes.