Our reasons and motivations for working out are as varied as our personalities. Some of us just want to feel and look good while others may be recovering from an injury, or training for a high level competition. Regardless the reason you invest time into your health it matters and is important. The one thing everybody has in common is that you want maximum results from your efforts. Working out takes sacrifice of time and comfort and nobody has time to waste. Here are a few tips to help maximize your workouts and get the most out of your time:
Timing: The best time to workout is when you can. Getting it done is really what matters most. Quality workouts can happen in the early morning, afternoon, or evening. More importantly try to exercise around the same time each day. Your body and systems get in a daily circadian rhythm and your exercise time should be apart of that natural process. Also working out around the same time each day makes it important and apart of a schedule. Something scheduled is a little harder to brush off. Consistency is always key.
Visualization: Take a few minutes before the workout, this can be in the morning or the evening prior, to mentally walk through the workout. If you are following a program have an understanding of what is expected of you. There may be methods or exercises that are new to you. Take the time before hand to learn everything properly instead of trying to figure it out in the gym when you are on the clock. Your workout may involve something dreadful (high rep squats) so preparing mentally will give you time to face your fear.
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