CategoryFitness

When cutting

You find a way to eat fewer calories and you stick with it until you reach your fat loss goal. Restricting calories is painful, sometimes annoying, but not the hardest thing to do.

The hardest thing is watching your strength fade away.

Minimizing muscle loss is part of the goal, and we fight it by lifting heavy; sets of five to seven reps. And because of that, we often get injured. Not the kind of injuries to keep us out of the gym, but painful enough to be noticed.

Those are messages. Messages from your body telling you to take it easier, to lower the weight.

You should listen.

The price we pay

Although dedication and patience are the most valuable currencies when working on transforming your body, this post is not about that cost. It’s about the actual money we spend, in a form or another.

A membership to a decent gym is about $50/month. You want a personal (shared) trainer, add another $70. That gets you to $120/month or $1440/year.

Apart from gloves, clothing, and good footwear, you also need to consider the time invested. An average workout, unless you’re going to group training, is about 1.5-2 hours. Add at least half hour to get to and back from the gym, and then another half hour to get your shower. That totals to about 3 hours.

You go to the gym four days a week, that’s 12 hrs/week or 48 hrs/month.

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