Workout Tips

  • Try to get in at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.
  • One day shall be a rest day, taken off completely from exercise (though I recommend staying active in your normal, daily tasks).
  • Do a form of cardio you enjoy for 30-45 minutes in addition to your weigh training. (Try to split your cardio from your lift but if you can’t, do cardio after weight training). Your cardio doesn’t necessarily require a gym.. jog, walk, treadmill, stairmaster, bike, aerobics, zumba, dance, whatever you enjoy.
  • Get your weight training done whenever you have time during the day (MAKE time if you don’t already have it). 
  • ALWAYS carry a change of workout clothes in your car, no excuse not to go to the gym! 
  • Don’t skip a workout just because you don’t think you need to train that particular body part (Unless of course you have a medical reason not to).
  • Find a training partner if you like that!
  • Keep a journal and write down how much weight you used for each exercise and how you felt afterward.
  • HAVE FUN!! This is about health and getting fit! It’s not supposed to be a punishment, so enjoy it! =)
  • Always warm up properly before each workout.
  • Always use proper form to avoid injury. You should feel a burn in your muscle, but never a pain in your joints. 
  • Breathe properly and keep your core tight during all movements.
  • Move quickly from one exercise to the next.
  • When the muscle begins to burn, do an additional 2-3 reps. (if I say 15 reps, it should be burning by about rep 12).
  • Go as heavy as you can while maintaining proper form (remember, we don’t want an injury).
  • “Superset” - two exercises performed back to back with no rest in between
  • “Dropset” - after the set, immediately drop the weight and perform another set with the same amount of reps (or more if you can.. the point is to burn-out the muscle)

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