Going to the gym on a regular basis is an achievement. If you want to see real results, then you have to work your heart out. Here are 5 tips on how to get the most out of your workout routine!
Get the right pre-workout hydration and nutrition
Around 45-90 minutes before you start your gym workout, make sure you have eaten a pre-workout meal consisting of mostly carbs, protein and a little bit of fat. This amount of time will ensure optimal digestion takes place and to prevent any gastric discomfort which may occur during training. Hydration is key to a good workout, as it promotes cardiovascular health, helps regulate body temperature, improves muscle and joints and cleanses toxins.
Wear a high-altitude training mask
Training mask devices are intended to replicate some of the health benefits of exercising at high altitude, which allows an athlete to get more out of a workout. The high altitude training mask UK is a tool that is designed to help improve your respiratory conditioning, strength and power. The mask gives you the stamina and endurance to max out workouts and improve your breathing in different situations.
Up the intensity
It is possible to shorten your time at the gym and get more out of your workout – by upping the intensity of your workout! Interval training is a smart way to begin upping the intensity of your workouts. Alternating between eight seconds of high-intensity exercise and 12 seconds of lower intensity exercise for 20 minutes, three times a week, leads to more weight loss than working at a steady pace for twice as long.
Interval training is effective for decreasing abdominal fat and body weight whilst maintaining muscle mass – so give it a go!
Track your progress
If you’re someone who struggles to stick to a routine, tracking your progress is a great way to stay motivated. Set an achievable goal, whether it be to do a certain amount of sets or reps, or a set amount of time on the treadmill, and work to it. By checking on your progress, you’ll feel like you’re accomplishing something.
Listen to music
There are many benefits to working out with music, which is why so many people do it! Music is a good distraction from the exercise you are doing and intense, heavy beat music helps you to up your effort. Music also helps to put you ‘in the zone’ and a good beat can help you keep the pace going.