Many of us find a sport or a workout that we like or like, but after a couple of months we see very few results because we are using the same muscle groups and we do not create challenges or challenges that make us better ourselves. Changing things can bring amazing results. ACE, the US Fitness Authority, shares the next ten best ways to improve your workout.
Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Workout
1. Change the mode or intensity of your Training
Do you always do the same exercise every time you go to the gym? Do you think that you are not progressing? If you change the type of exercises that you do and several the intensity, you can avoid that they appear plateaus in your conditioning. Your body will face the challenge of adapting to new movements and new intensity requirements which will improve your physical condition. You should try to have fun and be creative.
2. Hire a Personal Trainer
A personal trainer will design and train you using routines tailored to your training needs. A coach will make you advanced and will prevent you from getting stuck in a rut, and will often introduce new types of exercises to challenge your muscles. A coach will also make sure that you are getting a balanced workout.
3. Eat properly and stay hydrated
You need to feed your engine to get the most out of your workout. Your body burns fuel and therefore needs nutrients to build muscle and repair damaged tissue. Do not starve your muscles before or after a workout. Get proper hydration, especially on these summer days.
4. Quality over quantity
Do you have to work more often to get more results? The latest studies go in this direction, less intense training in a more repeated way. Between exercises, your body needs rest and also needs recovery time to repair damaged muscle tissue.
5. Incorporate exercises to strengthen mind and body
Body and mind fitness activities like yoga and tai chi have been associated with benefits for improving muscle strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. They can also improve mental acuity and self-efficacy.
6. Exercise at the right time for your body.
Each of us has a favorite time to exercise, when we feel that we are working with the body’s natural energy level and not against it. Many times we get caught up in doing sports when our schedule allows us and we have the feeling that it is an obligation rather than a moment of leisure. Make an effort to find the time of day when you have the most energy.
7. Get a training partner
Finding an exercise buddy can help ensure that workouts are done, even when you feel a little tired or stressed out by work. You can also fall into a natural competition with your exercise buddy, each pushing the other to maximize performance.
8. Emphasize breathing
When you are doing strength training, you can make the most of each lift by performing complete breaths. Learn to breathe deeply, perform complete breaths when doing cardiovascular exercise. This will help you get the most out of the oxygen that reaches your muscles and improve your performance in workouts.
9. Uses a heart rate monitor
Are you working hard or are you just working? A heart rate monitor will tell you what situation you are in. Learn to use your heart rate to get the most benefits out of your workout.
10. Listen to music
Do you need an explosion of energy or something to relieve boredom? Music can help you choose the rhythm, or provide enough entertainment to make training fun and exciting