Are you giving it your all when you work out? And please be honest because you can’t lie to yourself. If not, then you are making a big mistake! Not giving it your all when working out is like wishing to be rich while living in your parent’s basement with no job. You are putting yourself in position to fail. If that describes you, then it is time to get outside your comfort zone and make some changes. It is time to start getting the most of out of your workouts in order to start seeing some results. So without further ado, here are 3 tips to that will help you get the most out of each training session.
Strive for progress on a weekly basis
I have a saying that “Progress is the best process.” No matter what you want to accomplish in life, especially when it comes to fitness, striving for progress gives you the best chance to succeed. For instance, if you have been doing 10 pushups per workout, start doing 12. Always strive for progress within your workout on a week to week basis. Your body won’t burn more calories (and fat) until you make it do more work.
Lift heavy weights
Too many people have been in the gym this summer attempting to achieve a beach body, yet will only lift lil ole’ 3lb pink dumbbells! (Women are especially guilty of this) If you desire muscle tone and maximize fat-burning capabilities, then you got to start lifting heavy. Lifting heavy challenges your body to do more work. How heavy you ask? At least lift a weight that you can do no more than 12 consecutive reps with. As you get stronger, add more weight to steadily make progress.
Get plenty of sleep
A lot of people have lousy workouts because they do not get enough sleep. Your energy levels suffer when you don’t get enough sleep. Last time I checked, high energy levels are vital in order to get the most out of your workout sessions. If you are one of these people who use constantly uses caffeine, or worse, energy drinks, to gain energy, know that your body will eventually get use to that. One thing it will never get used to is a good 7-8 hour sleep session. So start getting your zzzz’s in!
Those 3 tips will help you get the most out of every exercise session.
Now is the time you start giving 100% effort in the gym. If you do so, you will start seeing results.