Enhance Workout Quality With These Four Tips
1) Create a Go-To Warm Up
An effective warm up transitions your mind from "life mode" to "exercise mode" while warming up your core temperature. In addition to enhanced focus and blood flow, the warm up lowers your risk of injury and improves workout performance.
2) Deliberate Practice
Maximize your gym time by adhearing to deliberate practice instead of 'mindless lifting'. Practice deliberately by setting goals, focusing on your form, and monitoring your progress. By practicing these habits you can expect greater performance, consistency, and results.
3) Adequate Sleep
Recovery is influential to exercise outcomes. Adequate amounts of nutrients and sleep are needed for muscle synthesis. Inadequate amounts of sleep can increase the hormone Grehlin (which makes you feel hungry) and reduces the hormone Leptin (which makes you feel full).
4) Change It Up
Challenge yourself by changing up your workouts. Mix up the resistance, reps, sets, exercise, and intensity to challenge yourself and prevent plateau. Mixing in sport, fitness classes, and physical activity to keep things fresh. Your body adapts to the stresses you place on it (which is great), so it is important that we challenge ourselves in different ways to get different benefits.
Owner of Bieman Fitness and Personal Trainer