Austin Dunham coaches fitness through his own calisthenics program that can help different individuals establish a top-notch physique.
In our interview with Dunham, he shared some key tips on how to manage weight loss/gain and it’s expectations.
In a perfect world, weight loss or, more specifically, fat loss, would be instantaneous. But that’s not how the human body works. Instead, everything from your hormones to neurologic system and signals adapt to every little change in your diet and exercise routine.
To help people with their fitness and physique goals, Austin Dunham coaches fitness through his own calisthenics program that can help different individuals establish a top-notch physique. Austin’s program is designed in a way that it can fit varying individuals and offer long-term payoffs. In addition to providing the calisthenics/fitness and lifestyle program, Austin sells private label items, his personal signature items, and online exercise programs including meal plans, and coaching among other factors.
On the fitness and muscle side of things, diets that are too low in calories decrease your body’s ability to synthesize new, metabolically active muscle, largely nullifying your workout efforts, Spano says. They also reduce your overall energy levels to make your workouts feel harder.
Also, it’s important to remember that your muscles don’t get stronger or faster during your workouts. You get fitter in the hours and days in between your gym sessions as your muscles repair and adapt to any given workout, Weeditz says. If you work out for hours every day – especially if you were working out for zero hours last week – or train the same muscles during back-to-back days, you aren’t going to give your body the time to appropriately recover. The result: You aren’t going to see the fitness results you want. And there’s nothing more frustrating than working hard in the gym and not reaping the gains you expected.
While, generally, most people should not aim to lose more than 2 pounds per week in order to maintain lean muscle, people do vary in how fast they can safely lose weight, according to Weeditz. And, fortunately for those who haven’t set foot in the gym since last spring, the further your body is from your healthy goal, the faster you’ll make progress toward it, he says.
What’s more, when starting a healthy eating and exercise routine, some people can notice benefits in their physique even before the first pound drops, according to Spano. That’s because reducing your intake of processed foods, excess sodium and refined carbs (remember, whole carbs are still good for weight loss) can lead to a noticeable reduction in bloating within a day or two, he says.