Here’s How To Get The Most Out Of Every Workout

Fitness  |  April 18, 2017
  • 1. The right kind of fuel is neccessary
    1 / 6 1. The right kind of fuel is neccessary

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    Needless to say, going into your HIIT session on an empty stomach is a bad idea, but so is devouring a Big Mac meal before. It is important to eat before your workout especially if it’s a intensity filled one but you have to choose wisely. If you’re heading into a cardio workout, you should have a high protein meal about an hour before. Something like a fruit smoothie gets digested easily and will fuel your muscles! 

     

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  • 2. Break down your sets
    2 / 6 2. Break down your sets

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    When it comes to strength training, break your sets (whether its crunches, push-ups or weights) into smaller sets. You can see your body performing better in doing four sets of five push-ups as compared to doing twenty in a go. 

    (Also Read: 5 Strength Training Exercise That Burn Lots Of Calories)

     

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  • 3. Remember to stretch
    3 / 6 3. Remember to stretch

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    A little stretching goes a long way when it comes to reducing your risk of injury during a workout. According to a study done in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, going the extra mile with your stretches and warm-ups can improve your overall performance by prepping the muscles. For a better result, try out stretches that mimic the workout you are about to start on.

     

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  • 4. Get competitive
    4 / 6 4. Get competitive

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    Embarking on an adventurous challenge with a friend or your significant other can turn out to be healthy competition! By going up against each other, you are able to push one another, while both benefiting from the workout. Of course, it is important to keep things light and friendly, all in the name of good fun and sport. 

    (Also Read: 5 Reasons To Start Working Out With Your Significant Other)

     

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  • 5. Set an end goal
    5 / 6 5. Set an end goal

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    There’s never a goal that’s too small or too big to note down before a workout. This notion won’t just bring forth more motivation to maximise your efforts to reach your goal but also helps you check in with yourself and your personal stamina. 

     

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  • 6. Track your progress
    6 / 6 6. Track your progress

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    It’s hard to gauge during a workout if you’ve covered enough miles to feel this exhausted, but having an activity tracker on hand can easily do that for you. Its tellings also provide more motivation in the midst of a tough session and also keeps you in check on your heart rate for safety reasons. 

    (Also Read: 10 Chic Activity Trackers For Women)

     

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