Want more bang for your exercise buck?
Here are a few simple tips and tricks:
Focus: It sounds obvious, but this crucial requirement for an effective workout is often overlooked. When you’re lifting weights, focus on that specific muscle group. Researchers have proven significant increase in muscle activity when people focused on what they were doing, compared to thinking about unrelated topics.
Fuel: Stay on top of your food and your hydration levels. The best results are achieved when you’re drinking enough water and eating real, wholesome foods.
Strategy: The time of day that you workout makes a huge difference in your results. And not that there’s a universal ‘right time’ to workout. Figure out when your body is at its best and make that the time of day that you consistently exercise. If you’re not a morning person, then don’t force yourself to wake up at 5am. Try working out at noon or after work instead.
Community: There’s a benefit to working out in a group setting. Researchers saw a significant increase in strength and endurance in the people who were in a group versus those training on their own.
Caffeine: Caffeine has been shown to help amp up workouts. 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. (Not advisable in the afternoon or evening.)
Music: This is fun: Researchers found that music motivated weightlifters to complete two more repetitions on average than those who were not listening to music. That’s a great reason to listen to motivating music while you exercise. (Our Disco Friday workout is my favorite!)
Comfort: Not only will you be happier putting comfortable workout clothes on, but you will also be able to focus better on your workout, rather than wondering if your pants will split when you squat.
Guidance: If you’re not already one of my valued clients, then now is a great time to become one. Working with a coach ensures that you’re enjoying safe, effective and efficient workouts that will get you in great shape.
If you don’t know how to get started when it comes to exercise, I’m here to help.
It’s my goal to make exercise a part of your life that you look forward to and are rewarded by.
Call or email me today and we will discuss an exercise program that will work great for you.