Germany is a football kingdom and a sports powerhouse, thanks to the German national fitness culture. In Germany, going to the gym is part of people’s daily life. The gym is cheap and open 24 hours a day. With the practice, people go to the gym not only to stay healthy, but also to create a perfect body and enhance happiness (pictured). Through the gym, we can get a glimpse of the German lifestyle, health concept, aesthetics and values.
There are many chain brand gyms in Berlin, Germany. Their biggest feature is cheap, ranging from 20 to 25 euros per month, and most of them are open 24 hours. In the first-tier cities of Berlin, more and more people pay attention to health management and body management, so the gym is very popular, it is easy to find a 24-hour gym not far from home. The gym near the author’s home, well-equipped, and a special fitness instructor, for two years, only pay 9.9 euros a month, which is equivalent to about 70 yuan, which is a diving price in China.
In Germany, the gym is not a young man, and there are many middle-aged and elderly people in the gym. Girls also do strength training, and their physical fitness does not lose men. In Germany, the concept that “muscle is no longer the exclusive characteristic of men” has long been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. German men prefer strong arms, while women want a hip. Most of the Germans go to the gym to make their bodies look better and to “shape”, while most fitness people in the country seem to lose weight and maintain basic health.
The author interviewed a Chinese student studying in Germany. He is a red-type male in the fitness net. He likes to go to the gym at 6 o’clock in the morning, so he will not delay the study and work during the day, and he can maintain the training state. This is also the fitness habit of many Germans. Many people come to the gym with a suit in the morning. After training the bath, they put on a suit and go to work. This is not the same as the fitness concept and method of Chinese office workers. In the evening from 6 to 7 pm, the German gym is also overcrowded. There will be fewer people in the gym until 10 pm.
The Chinese student said: “Many people here are very serious about training. They can often be seen. The trainers in the gym bring their own notebooks and write down their training results while training. Only those who take training seriously will Do this.” This is a manifestation of the rigorous and serious national character of the Germans in fitness.
German friends say that for people who are just getting fit, it is the basis for fat loss or muscle build-up to be clear about their physical fitness. Fitness training around strength training (self-weight training), combined with aerobic exercise to enhance heart and lung function, and pay attention to diet. For example, during weight gain, the protein intake can range from 1.8 grams to 2.5 grams per kilogram of body weight. During the fat loss period, protein intake should be increased as appropriate to maintain muscle strength. In this regard, many people have a misunderstanding that fitness is to eat an oil-free and salt-free diet. In fact, this is not right. Fitness is a marathon lifestyle, not a short-term sprint. A sustainable eating habit is especially important. This is also the experience of the Germans, that is, normal eating, adherence to fitness, can not be exposed to the cold.
The Chinese student interviewed by the author used to be a chubby body weighing 100 kilograms. Now he is successfully slimming and well-proportioned in Germany. He combined his own experience and suggested that the first thing we need to do is to adjust the diet structure, consume more protein, and reduce the intake of certain amounts of carbohydrates and fats. At the same time increase the intake of various types of vegetables to ensure sufficient trace elements. You don’t need to think of a fitness meal every time.