Steve Weatherford's advice to keeping your New Year's resolution? Be more like Rick Ross
POSTED BY: STEVE WEATHERFORD in NEWS
The number one New Year’s resolution that people make is to get fit. It’s a great way to start off the year – and I’m here to help! Most of this week’s questions focus on making the commitment to a healthier lifestyle and fitness routine. I promise, it will change your life!
How can one lose belly fat and moobs (man boobs) quickly and effectively? –@biglosman
To quickly and effectively lose belly fat and the dreaded moobs, make sure you’re on a proper diet; this means no junk food, sugars, soda, etc. and adding lots of veggies and protein. Workout wise, you should dedicate an hour a day, five days a week to cardio – or if the treadmill isn’t your thing, stick with HIIT (high intensity interval training) routines. Work your abs with planks, crunches, and leg lifts – and your chest with push-ups, bench presses, and kettlebell or dumbbell flys. A combination of a healthy diet and effective workout routine will make all the difference. Keep me updated!
Any tips for getting a Weatherford body for someone who is a hard gainer? — @LilTonyB97
It’s all about working hard and staying consistent. It’s not going to happen overnight; Discipline is key. Make sure you’re putting the right food in your body to fuel your workouts. Try this: stock up on complex carbs before a workout for energy. After your workout, fuel up on protein – that’s what’s going to build up your muscles. The best advice I can give you is to stay consistent and your hard work will speak for itself. Let me know how it goes.
What are your thoughts on the RossFit diet/routine?
I’m really impressed by Rick Ross’s new workout routine. He’s lost nearly 100 pounds in the last year following a Crossfit, or RossFit, workout routine. It goes to show just how important dedication is.
How do you get back to working out after you’ve taken a really long break?
There are no days off for me — but my advice for getting back at it after taking a break would be to take the bull by the horns and jump back in. The first day will be the hardest, but push yourself and you’ll be back in no time. There’s no better time to start than now. The worst thing you can do is keep pushing it off for tomorrow.
What’s your advice on maintaining balance in your family and professional life –@AndyCarlsonShow
My advice on balancing your family and professional life is to make the most of the time you have with them. Family is a top priority and even if you are working long hours or on the road, it doesn’t mean you can’t still check in. When I’m on the road, I love video chatting with the whole family – it really means a lot to be able to say goodnight to my kids and my wife, even if I’m not there.
If you have fitness on your mind for the new year, and you have some questions about how to get started, tweet me @Weatherford5 and be sure to include the hashtag #PressTime.
By Steve Weatherford | ftw.usatoday.com | January 9, 2015