7 Ways To Make Every Workout Worth It
This is a guest post from KnowMyBody.com
You have one hour in the day to work out, how do you make the most of it? To get the most out of you your workout focus on intensity. When you work at a high intensity you better train every system in the body and you burn more calories. There are always days when working out at a high intensity sounds far from appealing, so what do you do to motivate yoursel? Here are some tips that I have found to work to motivate myself to exercise hard and make the most of it every day.
- Set a Goal: Have a goal to work towards, such as an event or an accomplishment. This will help you tailor each workout as well as give you the motivation that you need to give it your all each and every day.
- Variety: Without variety your workout becomes mundane and borind and it’s easy to go through the motions working at a lower intensity and slower pace. So if you want to keep your edge, change up your workouts every day. I keep a master list of all of the exercises for upper body, lower body, and abdominals that I like and I draw from that list to plan my workout for the day so that it’s different each day.
- Make a Plan: If you don’t have a plan it will never stick. Find a time each week, whether it’s Sunday night or Wednesday afternoon, to schedule and plan out your workout week with your goals in mind. Set aside a time, write it down, and plan what type of workout you will be doing. Even go as far as writing up your workout so when that day comes, you don’t even have to think about what you will be doing.
- Make It Priority #1: If you want to be better at working out then you need to make it priority #1 and be okay if you get nothing else on your to-do list done as long as you feel good that you worked out that day.
- Workout At Your Most Productive Time: Some people are more productive at night while others are most driven at lunch, I am most productive first thing in the morning. Find the time when you are most productive and set it aside for your workout so you can put in 1006.279000e+3ach day.
- Eat Well: Food affects you more than most people realize. If you don’t believe me, try working out on a stomach full of junk food and tell me how you feel. You may not agree, but your body loves the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables. A balanced diet will give you energy, make you feel fuller, and help you lose weight as well as make working out at high intensities so much easier.
- Give Yourself a Rest Day: Your body cannot train every day at 100ntensity – it’s important to give yourself a break, as well as give yourself some easy days, so you don’t overwork your body or get injured. However, be sure to plan these days ahead so you don’t give yourself an excuse to indulge in your laziness if you’re having a bad day.
Use these tips to give it your all each and every day and to make the most of you workouts. Intensity is key to training the body; however, to be safe you must understand the fine line between training hard and over training or you may find yourself losing the goals you are hoping to achieve.
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