Fighting Fit: 5 Ways to Bolster Your Workout Regimen
Exercising is good for almost anyone who has the motivation to try it. Barring injury or illness, exercise can help improve almost anyone’s energy levels, life outlook and, obviously, fitness levels too. You can take supplements to help you along in your struggle for strength, many of which can be bought in chemists or online (try the vital greens online store that I bought mine from).
There are plenty of other ways to help your exercise regime along nicely, and here today we have put down 5 of them in an effort to increase the productivity of your workout.
Supplementing For Strength
As a way to increase your energy output, consider taking some supplements. Supplement replace vital nutrients you would otherwise get from meals, and can have a real positive impact on your overall health, as well as your energy levels.
Another option in this department is pre-workout. If you take some pre-workout before or during your scheduled exercise, you’ll find yourself with a whole lot more energy while you actually exercise, and some brands even help you have less muscle soreness the following day. These all combine to make supplements and pre-workout a great combination to smashing out a better workout.
One of the keys to better muscle growth and overall fitness is eating healthily. You can do all the exercise in the world, but your body needs fuel to properly develop your muscles to benefit from that exercise, and the proper fuel in this case is protein. Protein is most often gained from eating meat, but many vegetables also contain high levels of protein, which is the ideal fuel for muscle development. To get the most out of your workout, try increasing the number of meals you eat per day, while decreasing the size of those meals. Add protein to each and every one of them for even more noticeable effects during your workout.
As well as eating healthy foods and supplementing your diet, you should make sure to get plenty of sleep every night. Your body rejuvenates itself while you sleep, meaning that without sleep, your muscles suffer the consequences of being worked hard and then not allowed a rest.
As well as this, you should always remember to stretch your body before and after your workout, and warmup beforehand as well. This prevents injury from occurring and lets your body ease into your workout more fluidly, preparing your muscles for hard work.
Sets Vs. Reps
Knowing some theory behind strength building exercise can help you to focus workouts on what you want to get out of them, so you end up pleased with the result. When aiming for more muscle growth, larger muscles, or more strength, heavier weight should be used in the exercise over more sets, with fewer repetitions in each set. When focusing more on toning muscles, thinning out fat, or losing weight, lighter weights should be used with more repetitions in each set. Combinations of this can see combined results, although the end result will happen slower.
Keep it up!
This one is most important of all – keep it up!
Exercise can feel like a test in the beginning, because you don’t seem to be getting any results, but it just gets harder and harder to maintain your energy levels. When your arms and legs hurt, your time is being consumed regularly, and you aren’t seeing the result you want immediately, it can feel impossible to keep it up. However, if you manage to make it past the first few weeks, you will begin to feel the benefits before you see them. Your body will have noticeably more energy, and things you regularly lift will seem lighter. Over time, months or years, your body will change drastically, and you will be glad you kept pushing forward when it all seemed too hard.
Exercise is a great discipline to master, and mastering it is difficult, however by using the tips listed above, you can make it a bit easier on yourself, and you can get into shape without unnecessarily overexerting yourself. Keep pushing, eat well, and hone your workout to what you want it to be, and you can’t fail.