Answer: The way that best suits your specific goals and body type.
The question is asked all the time and our answer always resorts back to this. No two bodies are the same. Just because your friend is a CrossFit fanatic, or your cousin smashes the heavy weights, it does not mean that is the type of training you should be doing.
First step: Set goals
What are you specifically seeking to accomplish through your exercise regiment? Build muscle? Strength? Endurance? Improve flexibility?
These are all questions you should answer before starting any sort of program. Having a clear intention and focus as to what you are wanting to achieve is required for long term success. Please understand though, there are many approaches to exercise and not just any single one is the "best."
Summer is right around the corner and I'm sure you've heard the words "bikini season" or "shredding season" in abundance from your fitness friends. With the amount of information out there, I know it can be confusing, and often difficult to understand which method or program works best for you. This will be the first of 3 blogs that will help you dial in what is best for you and your journey.
Calories in VS. Calories Out
Whether you are seeking to gain or lose weight, it all comes down to the amount of calories you are consuming per day. Yes, macronutrients, protein, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and water all play a role but we will touch on this at another time.