P hysique culture experts have a word of advice for beginners, who sign up at the gym — set short-term goals for yourself. As a former world champion bodybuilder says, focusing purely on long-term goals may be discouraging. An overweight trainee has to set for himself a short-term goal of losing about one kg every two weeks. Thinking only about losing 10 kg in a couple of months can make the trainee desperate and stressed. Stress may affect the fat-loss process, besides hitting the immune system. Experts say that short-term goals are the way to a trainee's ultimate goal of attaining a healthy bodyweight or great physique.

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