Guest Post: 7 Oldschool Fitness Hacks For A Better Physique


Fitness goals should be the top priority of everyone who wants to live a happy life. One cannot be happy until one is fit and healthy. Any kind of health problem can be troublesome for you and prevent you from enjoying your life. You won’t be able to do things in the cheerful ways if you are not on the best of your health. So, it is important that you should consider your health as the topmost priority and look for the ways to stay healthy. In addition to this, your fitness goals also include getting the better physique. It makes you look attractive.Attaining a better physique is not a single day task, you have to be consistent with fitness hacks to get the attractive physique.Teenagers who are in the growing years should start following the fitness rules right from their schooldays to get a better physique.

How you can get the desirable physique?

Your physique is greatly dependent upon your genetics and how you put your body at work. Hard efforts are required to make the considerable changes in your physique.

  1. Exercise to take your body on the fitness track

The more you exercise the better results you get.There are lots of people who fantasizeabout getting the body like body builders.  Some of them even try to follow the fitness plan to get the desirablephysique.The most important thing which is followed by the individuals for getting a body like the body builder is exercise. It helps in toning your muscles and boosts up the muscle building process. Starting from the simple exercises like running, jogging, muscle stretch to aerobic exercises, static exercises and flexible training, there are several exercises that help in cutting down the excessive fat from your body and give you the lean muscular body.

  1. Workout at gym

Workout at gym enables the individuals to perform intense exercises with exercising machines. It enables you to do high impact exercises so that you can get the optimized results on your muscular growth and physiques.Cardio exercises and lifting exercises are greatly helpful in enhancing your physique. It makes your muscles at work and promotes the growth of muscles.

  1. Massage therapy to get better physique

Most of the people know thatmassage is therapeutic in nature and it is useful in eliminating different types of pain and treating muscle related health issues. Only very few of them know that massage therapy can also help you to have the better physique.There are different types of massage therapies which are helpful in giving you the attractive physique. Best massage therapy is the deep tissue massage. This type of massage is aimed at creating an impact on the deep muscle tissues in your body. This helps in enhancing the blood flow and breaks the tension in the muscles.Thus, it allows the body muscles to grow.

  1. Modify your diet plan for attractive body

The kind of food you are eating is an important factor that influencesyour physique.Taking high calories and high carbohydrate rich food fails yourfitness goals. Hence, it is important to cut down all the types of food that can negatively affect your attempt to get a better physique. Try to include protein in your diet which is the building block of the muscles. Start eating green vegetables, soyabean, soy milk, eggs, tuna and yoghurt to promote your body building plans.

  1. Change your lifestyle

Your lifestyle also plays an important role in affecting your physique. When your lifestyle is not healthy, yourbody will not respond to the fitness methods you are adopting for transforming your physique. Hence, all your efforts will be in vain.  Some of the healthy changes that you should bring in your lifestyle to get the attractive body are:

  • Take sufficient sleep of about 7-8 hours.
  • Sleep early and rise up early in the morning.
  • Abstain from drinking and smoking.
  • Spend some time for meditation.
  • Stay natural by using the natural products only


  1. Minimize your stress level

Stress is the most overlooked aspect of getting a well built body. Many fitness experts suggest that if you want to get the desirable results on your body, you should have minimum levels of stress.It will make your body ready for the transformations that you want to have in your physique. During stress, natural hormone like testosterone gets negatively influenced in your body.The increased level of stress makes your body to utilize less of this hormone in the muscle building process. Thus, you won’t be able to get the desired results. Look for the several ways that lower your stress.

  1. Take body building supplements

Start taking body building supplements in the form of powder or pills as it helps you to optimize your body building results.Lots of supplement brands are there which offer several types of health benefits. Look for the top supplement brands which offer high quality protein supplements and other types of supplements which fulfill your body needs to get attractive physique.


2About Stacey Connor

Stacey Connor is a freelance writer who loves to read and write articles on health and lifestyle. She divides her time between travel and lifestyle. She has recently completed her Bachelor’s  in art History from the University of Chicago. You can find her on twitter @iamstaceyconnor.

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  1. I rarely take time out of my day to comment on shallow fitness articles. However, this time, I felt the need to make an exception. I enjoy this website, and I am fond of many of the articles and topics that are posted. This article, however, I feel damages the integrity of the entire site.

    Stacey, you start of your article about fitness hacks by stating that people “should” have fitness goals as a top priority in order to live a happy life and continue to write that it is impossible for someone to be happy unless they are fit and healthy. This is a repulsive view when it comes to both fitness and health. Have you never encountered people who are unfit and happy? Have you never encountered “unfit” people who are healthy? Health and fitness are not synonyms. One can achieve one without the other. Look into a salutogenic model of health and perhaps your views on the matter will make you refrain from making such depth-lacking statements about health.

    Furthermore, you proceed by telling the reader that they ought to aim for a better physique to look more attractive and you even encourage teenagers to get a better physique. To encourage teenagers to get a better physique (and not having a health aspect as the underlaying factor for fitness) is rather unfortunate. Teens are already experiencing immense body image pressure form all kinds of sources, and to further promote this is appalling. If you encourage teenagers to set goals for their physical activities and fitness, it should be about their health, not about their appearance.

    Now, I understand the topic of your article. A topic that always draws many eyes, ears – and clicks. An article about obtaining a better physique should be an article about obtaining better physique. Not health. Not happiness. Drawing parallels between attractiveness from a good physique to health and happiness is quite absurd. Sometimes they promote quite the opposite of one another – I encourage you to reflect upon why I make that statement.

    There are other parts of your perspectives and views I would like to discuss, but I will proceed by touching in on your practice as a freelance writer. You are making statements such as that massage can make you achieve a better physique and that “deep tissue massage is the best massage”, and further that “taking high calories and high carbohydrate rich foods fails your fitness goals” without even remotely explaining why or citing any sources whatsoever to back your statements. And no – the hyperlinks you included does not back your statements. If you wish to have credibility as a writer about a very scientific topic such as fitness and how to achieve a better physique, it is absolutely crucial that you somehow back up your statements. To lay out your opinions as if they are the only truth is poor writing, to put it quite mildly. This is especially demonstrated in the paragraph about supplements. Many supplements are well researched and being able to give examples, recommendations based on science or other people’s vast experience, and links to peer-reviewed articles about supplements takes little out of your time – time you should invest in articles you are writing as a freelance writer. Do not get me wrong, your opinions matter, but not without the reasons as to why these are your opinions.

    Last, but least, I want you to reread articles and texts before publishing them. Given your background as a freelance writer, your sentence structuring and vocabulary is atrocious. This hurts the credibility of your entire article. For example, see if you can spot any mistakes in the paragraph about “workout at gym”, and how you may make that paragraph any better.

    To the readers: I strongly advise you to do quick background checks of the people who are writing articles and giving tips and tricks (hacks?) about fitness. A fairly good question to ask yourself is “on what basis does the writer know what he/she is writing about?”. Liking to read and write about fitness and having a Bachelor’s in arts history, give weak indications that the person should know a whole lot about fitness.

    1. Hi Stan, thanks for dropping by and also your kind words about the site and your measured critique.

      Re – the typos I take full responsibility as editor. That simply shouldn’t get past me.

      Now regarding the comments, I agree that we shouldn’t equate a certain physique with happiness or vice versa. Stacey, I believe, used this a shorthand to get into the nitty gritty of her article.

      Re – studies. I accept your point 100%. Again I’m editor so that goes through me. I run this in my spare time so I’m too laissez at times about adding in studies. It’s something that I’ve been working on and rest assured it will be different in future.

      I’m leaving your comment up as I feel it is a valid reminder to hold myself to higher standards and it’s quite frankly a great example of reading critically online.

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