Everyone wants to get the most out of their gym workouts. Regardless whether you want to tone down or bulk up, you want your time at the gym to be more efficient and effective. If you don’t know where to start, here are tips that you can use.
Tip #1 – Eat before you work out
Never work out with an empty stomach. You need to fuel your body so you have all the energy enough to sustain until the end of your program. Get yourself some healthy snack like a protein bar or a small banana.
Tip#2 – Go for Intensity
High intensity work out means that more calories are getting burned. When you’re doing cardio and you have been using the stairmaster or a stationary bike, you may want to switch to using the treadmill instead. And if you see someone near you who is also working out, save the chat and be more competitive by running a little faster or stay on the machine a little longer. Just make sure that you don’t push yourself beyond your limit.
Tip#3 – Get a professional personal trainer
Utilize your personal trainer’s experience to your advantage. Having one would mean someone can create a program that fits your need and your body type. Your trainer will also push you and help you stay focused on the work out. If it seem to pricey, ask a friend to work out with you and share the services of the trainer because there are some who would offer a group rate.
Tip#4 – Take shorter breaks
Use your break to stretch your muscles but don’t stay too long. Take a break for 30 seconds (maximum 1 minute) and go back for another set, unless you’re doing heavy strength training then you can rest for up to two minutes. No stalling. No socializing.
Tip#5 – Choose the right supplements
Supplements are widely available in the market and because they are too many of them now, you have to select the most effective for you and the physical activity that you engage in. Read the labels to identify the nutrient forms that are included and if you’re not sure, do not hesitate in consulting your nutritionist so you can be given the best advice.