Working out can be extremely rewarding for our health, but, what about getting really impressive results from our workouts? We want to use our time wisely, yet still look amazing! Here are a couple of simple tips to get the most from your workout routines.
1. The first tip is to make sure our nutrition is keyed in. If we are working out like crazy, but, not eating like an athlete, we are actually damaging our metabolism. We want to eat properly, with highly nutrient dense foods. We call these foods nutrient rich, because they have lot’s of great vitamins without all the calories. Hamburgers and hotdogs aren’t going to cut the mustard at all. Many people think eating less is the key. That’s not it. We need to eat! People also think that they need to sacrifice flavor. This is simply not true! There are lot’s of nutrient dense foods that are delicious, and low in calories. We need to eat the right foods at the right time of day. If you are not sure how to do this, get yourself a nutritionist. Even if you hire one for a couple of months, this will get you well on your way to eating properly for the results you want.
2. Drink water! Don’t drink your calories. That is such a waste. Although, milk can be good, because it’s high in calcium and other rich nutrients. We would consider this a nutrient dense food. But, most everything else we drink doesn’t get us results, because it’s high in calories and/or sugar. Green tea can be good as well, as long as we aren’t adding a bunch of sugar to it. But, drink water, water, water!!
3. Try interval training, or cross training. Make the most out of your time in the gym. While your legs are resting, go do arms. Or, better yet, try intervals of jumping jacks, mountain climbers, jumping rope, sprints, burpees, or other highly intense cardio in between weight lifting. You can do your weight lifting set, and then do 30 seconds to a full minute of high intense cardio. Feel free to keep changing it up. After your first set, do jumping jacks, after your second set, jump rope, etc, etc.
With just these three small tips, you should be on your way to some very impressive results. Most of all, have fun!