This question might make you squirm a little, but I’m going to ask it anyway…
How effective are your workouts?
Do you regularly push yourself to the limit? Do you feel the burn with each rep? Do you have nothing left in the tank to give when it’s over?
Or would you describe your workout more like a comfortable trot? Do you coast along, breaking a respectable sweat while doing the same old same old?
Since you are spending a good portion of your valuable time working out, I assume that you desire to have a slimmer and more toned body. And I also assume that if you had the option to achieve that slimmer, more toned body even faster you’d say, “Yeah, please!”
The following tips are going to show you how to spend less time exercising, while achieving quicker, more noticeable results. Sounds good, right?
- Be Focused. It sounds obvious, but this crucial requirement for an effective workout is often overlooked. Don’t be one of those people who exercise their jaw muscles and tounge (from chit chatting) more than any other muscles. When you’re lifting weights, focus on that specific muscle group. Researchers have proven significant increase in muscle activity when people focused on what they were doing, compared to thinking about unrelated topics. Keep in the present and concentrate on every rep!
- Be Confused. Er, more specifically your muscles should be confused. Do this by changing up your routine often. This helps to avoid plateaus and to continuously challenge your body. Try new exercises at new intensities and new weights.
- Be Nourished and Hydrated. Stay on top of your food and your hydration levels. The best results are achieved when you’re drinking enough water and eating real, wholesome foods.
- Be Strategic. The time of day that you workout makes a huge difference in your results. And no, I’m not going to say that there’s a universal ‘right time’ to workout. We are all unique and your job is to figure out when your body is at its best and to make that the time that you consistently exercise. If you’re not a morning person, then don’t force yourself to wake up at 5am, try working out after work instead.
- Be Watched. There’s a benefit to working out in a group setting. Researchers saw a significant increase in strength and endurance in the people who had an audience versus those training on their own. Try out one of my ”hour of power” classes and really feel the energy of working out in a group.
- Be Caffeinated. Caffeine has been shown to help burn fat and to increase endurance. If you don’t have any medical conditions that would otherwise make moderate caffeine intake unsafe, try having a black coffeee one hour prior to working out.
- Be Pumped Up. Check this out: researchers found that personal music motivated weightlifters to complete two more repetitions on average than those who were not listening to music. That’s a great reason to listen to upbeat music while you exercise.
- Be Smart. If you’re not already one of my valued clients, then now is the time to become one. Working with a professional ensures that you’re being challenged and are seeing results. And that’s just smart, right?
If you don’t know where to start when it comes to exercise, I’m here to help.
It’s my passion to make exercise a part of your life that you look forward to and are rewarded by. Wouldn’t you like all of the healthy rewards of being fit?
Call or email me today and we will get you started on the exercise program that completely transforms your body.