My 5 Fitness Predictions For 2011
Another year has come and gone already! I don’t know about you but it feels like this year went by incredibly fast.
With the coming year ahead I wanted to share with you some of my fitness predictions for the upcoming 2011 year.
I think the industry is going to start to change for the better and we’ll start seeing less of those cheezy infomercials and more of the science-backed fat loss protocols.
It’s time to throw away all the quick-fixes and focus on what really works. I think people are going to become more active then ever this year and it’s going to be by doing the stuff the has been proven to work, scientifically.
#1 Diet Will Become More Important
There’s a big misconception about working out and dieting out there in the world. About 91% of people think they can eat whatever they want and as much as they want but they’ll still stay in great shape as long as they work out.
And even though you may be getting more healthy the more you work out, you’re still not going to experience the rapid fat loss that other people are going to have when they combine these workouts with proper dieting.
But I still don’t see us going away from the old school dieting practices of starving ourselves and such. I’m hoping we can progress away from all that garbage and learn how to eat properly instead of just looking for an easy quick fix.
#2 Interval Training With Dominate
Interval training has steadily become more and more attractive to people working out over the past couple of years. It’s a shame that it takes so long for fundamental changes in the way people work out to become popular in the mainstream.
I’m confident people will gradually start moving away from the old school jazzercise classes and start focusing on higher intensity training for shorter periods of time. This is not only more time effective, but it’s also backed by science to burn 900% more calories. The only downfall is it’s a heck of a lot harder.
#3 We’ll Get Off The Elliptical And Into The Real World
I’m seeing more people ditch the traditional cardio workouts on the treadmill and sign up for a half marathon. I’m not the biggest enthusiast on endurance training for a number of reasons, but I do believe it’s a great way to add motivation and accountability into your training.
There will always be those people who get their main form of cardio training while they’re on the elliptical reading a book or watching TV. But I’m feeling that most of us are sick of that and we want to get out in the fresh air and experience the real world again.
More people are going to sign up for marathons, boot camps and triathlons then we’ve seen before and they’ll get out of the gym and into the real world with the fresh air and the birds chirping.
#4 Bodybuilding Workouts Will Get Less Popular
Magazines like Muscle & Fitness and Muscular Development will become less popular and the lean athletic look will grow in popularity in 2011. The overly muscular look is getting less popular while the lean and ripped body is the new way to look.
It’s not just going to be about looks neither. We’re going to train our bodies to be stronger, faster, leaner and more athletic. We’re not going to spend hours in the gym trying to get 19″ biceps, but we’ll spend half the amount of time to train like an athlete and get the same lean and attractive bodies.
I’ve seen this trend coming for a long time now, I’ve even created my own athlete workouts training system on it. It’s the way to train for the future and it’s going to blast the pants off the bodybuilding world.
#5 We’ll Change The Way Our Children Eat
The world has steadily been getting more and more disgusted by the current state of our children’s health and their obesity. We’ve begun putting laws out there to help limit the junk food their eating, but that’s not going to be enough.
More parents out there in the world are going to get fed up with this and in 2011 we’re going to do something about it. I don’t have any kids but it still pains me to see an overweight kid who weighs as much as me.
I’m not saying they have to be in great condition, but they should be more active and they should be eating healthier. 2011 is the year to limit their “on the couch” days and lock up their video games and force them to go outside and do something with their lives.
I’m hoping for #5 to become a reality above all the others. I’ve never really spoken openly about this, but I have a firm belief that something must be done and 2011 is the year it should happen.
I have a feeling that 2011 is going to be a great year for all of us. There’s something about the ’11 that makes it so special. I like odd numbers and I’m hoping the best for you, your family and your friends this upcoming year.