All workouts are not created equally. Want to get results as fast as possible?
Here are 5 secrets to achieve faster fitness results:
💪 Faster Fitness Results Tip 1: Use More Resistance
When weight training, in order to get the most from each repetition, it’s important to challenge your muscles. If you are able to complete 15 repetitions easily, then it's time to increase the weight (if everything feels safe). On the flip side, if you aren’t able to perform an exercise through its full range of motion, and find yourself sacrificing form, then the weight is too heavy.
The correct weights will feel challenging on your last few repetitions but won’t force you to lose proper technique.
💪 Faster Fitness Results Tip 2: Keep it Fresh
You may have noticed that most people do the same exercises each time they visit the gym. Maybe you’ve been doing the same exercise routine as long as you can remember—if it isn’t broken then don’t fix it, right?
The truth is that exercise routines should be repeated until your muscles adapt, but with some variety, and with progression over time. You can vary the weight, number of reps, number of sets, order, exercises, number of exercises for each body part, etc. A smart program is designed to progress gradually, so that it's safe and effective and to improve your strength and fitness, without over doing it.
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💪 Faster Fitness Results Tip 3: Never Skip the Warm Up
Most people consider warm up time to be wasted time—they’d rather jump right into the heart of the routine. What they don’t realize is that a good warm up will allow you to perform better, which means greater results.
The point of a warm up is to increase your muscle temperature as well as lubricate your joints, and prepare ligaments, tendons and connective tissue for the work to come. The warm up also increases blood flow, muscle contraction and reduces muscle resistance. Your warm up should last 10 minutes or more. (Reach out to me for my full body 9 minute warm up video!)
💪 Faster Fitness Results Tip 4: Focus on Proper Form
Gyms are filled with people performing exercises with poor form. 😱 Lifting with improper form almost always results in injury.
Take the time to achieve proper form, by working with myself or another qualified fitness professional, and by doing so you’ll avoid injury and will reap the full benefit from each exercise.
💪 Faster Fitness Results Tip 5: Together is better
People who exercise alone tend to be less challenged, less accountable and typically see fewer results. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Why rush to the gym if no one is there waiting for you? Why push yourself if no one is pushing with you? Exercising alone is fun for some (rare) people, but a chore for most folks.
The best way to avoid injury and to see results is to work with me. 😍 I am passionate about seeing my clients achieve results by working out smart and without wasting time, energy and effort on mistakes.
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