7 Fitness Tips to Fall Back Into Fitness Again
Say goodbye to Summer and say Hello to Fall! Just because it’s getting a bit cooler outside does not mean you should stop going after your fitness goals. In fact, September is the perfect month to re-energize your goals. Find different ways to challenge yourself but also put you in a position that from this point on, you are going to end this year on a great note. Here are 7 tips that will help you one step closer to reaching your full potential!
- Use Your Own Body Weight
You don’t have to have a gym membership to build muscle. There are lots of good body weight exercises that will strengthen your muscles — using nothing but the weight and resistance of your own body.
2. Consistency is Everything
Work out regularly rather than having one intense work-out session. By working out regularly, you will burn more calories and develop your body faster while avoiding the fatigue caused by an intense session. You should also slowly increase the amount of time you spend working out on a regular basis.
3. Feel Yourself Out
When you are spending a lot of time in your gym attire, a great way to boost your mood and make your workout more effective is to set small and realistic goals, and when you achieve each of them, reward yourself with a new workout apparel item such as a new pair of sneakers, a sweatshirt, thermal running pants or a cute tank top.
4. Stabilizers Are Your Friend
Work your stabilizers out first! Generally, weights like dumbbells can tire your muscle stabilizers out first. A good work out plan uses dumbbells, then barbells, and then machines, simply based on how much the mechanism requires you to stabilize. Good balance and form are necessary for proper work out results and muscle development.
5. Stop Slacking on Your Supplements
To maximize your fitness efforts, adding in a multivitamin in addition to fish oil and D3 to your diet plan will be very beneficial in that you will get an extra boost of energy, and fill any of the nutritional gaps that may be lacking from your diet.
6. Make Things Interesting
If you are working out on a treadmill, consider adding a gradient to it. After a while, your body can become used to running on a flat treadmill and you will no longer get the same benefits you once did when you first began your fitness regime. By introducing an incline, you will start to work different muscles in your legs and increase the intensity of your workout.
7. Prevention is Better Than Cure
To avoid injuries, be sure to wear shoes that are appropriate for your fitness activity and your feet. There’s more to picking out shoes than getting the right size. Feet and ankles can shift one way or the other, and there are shoes that will help keep them aligned properly, helping to avoid pain throughout your body.
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