I won’t go into too much detail in this post. I’ll just highlight some of the essential exercise tips I think are important for anyone following a fitness program. The key is not to just train, but to train smart. The smarter you train, the better chance you will commit to be fit! If you are new to working out or want to move into a new direction with your training, an Online Personal Trainer may be just what you need.
SET GOALS and MAKE A PLAN
Have specific, measurable goals to give you direction along with a plan to get there!
CONSISTENCY IS KEY
Make it a habit to get moving on a regular basis.
GET A BUDDY
For support and accountability.
DO WHAT YOU LIKE!
You are more likely to stick with something you enjoy. Don’t worry about the latest fade or what your friends are doing.
On Sunday make weekly appointments with yourself to exercise and keep them!
To track your progress. Write down your workouts, weights, distance, reps and even how you feel.
Good shoes, comfortable clothes, a water bottle and your body is all you need to get started. All the other stuff is extra.
Take time to prepare your body for a workout to enhance performance and prevent injury.
Prevents injury and the body gets the intended benefit from the exercise.
To get your heart rate and breathing back to normal, help prevent soreness and injury.
Stretch all major muscle groups when you are done to lessen soreness, improve mobility and flexibility.
Move your body to get the blood flowing to aid in recovery along with drinking lots of water and fueling your body with proper nutrition. Increase intensity gradually.
Take one step back to gain two steps forward. Take time out from your usual workout routine to stretch, have a massage, do mobility work or just take a long walk in nature.
IMPROVE YOUR NUTRITION
Not a specific exercise tip, but if you clean this up you will most definitely get the best results with your exercise.
HOW OFTEN DO I TRAIN?
Depends on your goals. Strength train at least 2-3 days a week. Add in energy training on your off days to burn more fat and improve your cardiovascular system.
If you need help designing a personalized exercise and nutrition program, an Online Personal Trainer could be your solution.