When a new client starts with us, they often ask how long it’s going to take to get their desired result.
Of course, it depends on the result they want … and where they’re starting.
Significant body changes and strength gains can be achieved in as little as 4 weeks.
And actually, there’s an adaptive response in the body that’s triggered after just ONE strength training workout!
That’s right, after just one workout, your body produces more mitochondria. That’s a fancy way of saying the cells in your body that produce energy. The more of those you have, the faster and farther you can go and the more energy and fat you’ll burn.
So what should you do? Go for the immediate result or play the long game?
The best answer is: Both.
That’s why I recommend that my clients set short-term and long-term goals.
Seeing progress and changes in how your body looks, how your clothes fit, and how much energy you have can give you all the fuel and momentum you need to keep moving toward those long-term goals … and make it more likely that you’ll achieve them.
So, in answer to my original question: “How long is this going to take?”
Depends on the goal and the starting point.
But there’s one way you may not have looked at this question before.
In order to continue getting stronger and better with age, we’re going to need to exercise, eat supportively, and practice self care … for the rest of our lives.
That’s a worthwhile long-term goal, if you ask me.
Just keep going 🙂