How effective are your workouts? Do you regularly push yourself to the limit? Do you feel the burn with each rep? Do you have nothing left to give when it’s over? Or would you describe your workout more like a comfortable trot? Do you coast along, swearing a little, going your normal routine, day in and day out?
Since you are spending a portion of your valuable time working out, I assume that you have goals - performance, aesthetic or for health and longevity. Use the following tips to maximize your time during your workout; achieving noticeable results quicker all well spending less time doing so!
Be Focused. Cut-out the chit-chat and focus on what you are doing. If you're lifting weights, concentrate on the specific muscle you are working. Researchers have proven significant increase in muscle activity when people focused on what they were doing, compared to thinking about unrelated topics.
Be Confused. Muscle confusion is a must for consistent improvement so switch up your routine often to avoid plateaus and to continuously challenge your body. Try new exercises at new intensities and new weights.
Be Hydrated. Stay on top of your food and your hydration levels. The best results are achieve when you’re drinking enough water and eating real, wholesome foods. Shoot for at least one gallon of water daily.
Be Strategic. Figure out when your body is at its best and to make that the time that you consistently exercise.
Be Watched. There’s a benefit to working out in a group setting. Researchers saw a significant increase in strength and endurance in the people who had a buddy or group to exercise with.
Be Stimulated. Caffeine has been shown to help burn fat and to increase endurance. If you don’t have any medical conditions that would otherwise make moderate caffeine intake unsafe, then drink a caffeinated beverage one hour prior to working out.
Be Pumped Up. Personal music is shown to motivate weightlifters to complete two more repetitions on average than those who were not listening to music. That’s a great reason to listen to upbeat music while you exercise.
Be Comfortable. Choose clothing that you will feel comfortable in, allowing you to focus on the task at hand.
Be Smart. Working with a professional ensures that you’re being challenged and are seeing results. And that’s just smart, right? If you don’t know where to start when it comes to exercise, I’m here to help.
It’s my passion to make exercise a part of your life that you look forward to and are rewarded by. Wouldn’t you like all of the healthy rewards of being fit?
Email me today and we will get you started on the exercise program that completely transforms your body.