10 Ways To Improve In your Weightlifting Workouts

December 22, 2009 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

If you are working out and going to the gym to keep fit, then you will always want to make sure you are progessing, even if only slightly. Here I’ll share with you 10 simple ways in which you can improve what you do every day of the week.

Turn the Bass Up

Listen to up-tempo music before your workout. This can raise your heart rate, pump you up for an intense weightlifting workout, and temporarily boost your muscle power by 10 percent.

Take it Easy

Performing light weight exercises at the end of your heavy strength workout will cause your body to pump out more ‘fat-burning’ and ‘muscle-building’ hormones. Do 20 reps with 50 percent of your 1-rep max.

Guzzle Glucose

In stressful situations, glucose-rich drinks will improve your mood and mental performance.

Eat Chocolate

This will help keep your mid sharp and focused. Milk chocolate has been shown to boost verbal and visual memory, impulse control, and reaction time.

Enter Competitions

Finding another reason to workout other than just to build muscle will makeĀ  you want to stick to it for the long term. Enter weightlifting competitions or marathons. Not only will it be fun and something to look forward to, it will help you keep to your goals as you will set time frames to be in shape for those events.

Start Cheating

break the rules and get those cheat meals in. go for a greasy kebab. doing so will make it easier to stick to a healthy diet.

Have Fun While Cheating

When you get in front of the TV, enjoy a football or basketball game with a bison or ostrich burger. These are lean meats and they are packed with muscle-building nutrients and they happen to be much tastier than normal ground beef.

Go For a Run

Do you have a sh*t load of pent up negative energy? the take a 30 second sprint down the road. This can reduce tension, anger, and confusion for approximately 75 minutes.

Eat Produce

Doing so will make you feel as if you are using less effort while exercising from being on an antioxidant-rich diet than when on a diet low in the disease-fighting chemicals.

Wake Up Early

Sleeping late on weekends will leave you feeling more tired on Monday. Get up early.

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