Whilst nutrition plays a massive part, shifting that last bit of midsection fat can be directly correlated with how hard you’re pushing yourself in workouts.
It’s one thing to do exercise, but it’s another to do it well enough to get over the threshold needed for stubborn fat removal. Many people think that just by giving it their ‘best’ they’ll get there and whilst that may be the case, if you want to get there faster you have to push harder and go the extra mile. We all know the scenario whereby two girls do the same workout and one is dripping with sweat, genuinely unable to continue, whereas the other looks for excuses to stop when they start feeling pushed – same workout, same exercises, two very different outcomes.
It’s not until you ‘get comfortable with being uncomfortable’ that you begin to increase the size of your comfort zone and improve your fitness. You can’t expect change if you just coast within the levels you’re used to! Think beyond 100% and strive for 150% to get extraordinary results. Your mind will give up long before your body, so know that unless you’re at complete fatigue, you’ll be OK to go that little bit harder. Just one more rep or 10 more seconds on the clock will push your body to it’s limits but you’ll be sure to reap the rewards after!
At Nike we have a saying “Make It Count”. If you’re going to do it, do it well and make your time spent exercising count.