If your goal is to build a powerful body and get in the greatest shape of your life, you must read these simple tips. Fitness needs time, motivation and effort, but sometimes it just needs someone to reveal you some precious secrets. Knowledge is power.
Stretch your muscles
To keep muscles limber, you have to stretch them before and after workout. 30 seconds if you are under 40, and 60 seconds if you are over 40, are enough.
Don’t exercise over one hour
Don’t be too enthusiastic that you try to exercise for hours. After 60 minutes of weight lifting, human body starts producing the stress hormone cortisol, which blocks the growing of your muscles.
Buy shoes late at night
Having the right workout shoes that fit is an essential condition of convenient exercise. Buy the pair of shoes late at night, when your feet are the largest. Be sure there is enough space (about half inch) in front of your longest toe.
Kill your excuses
Excuse is the biggest enemy of fitness. Kill it buy sticking to your schedule even if you have time to exercise only for 10 minutes.
Fight your weak spot
We all have a weak spot, an exercise that we find terrible. We probably avoid it because we are weak at it. By starting doing it, we can strengthen our body exactly at the spots it is weak.
Count your repetitions backward
Think about how many repetitions you have left and not how many you have done. Thus, you will find greater motivation.
Keep your stats
Competition is everything when it comes to fitness. If you are not participating in a team, you can have competition with yourself. Keep your stats, count your repetitions and strength every week, and you soon will see results.
Don’t exercise when you are sick
Human body uses its resources to heal itself and not to build muscles and endurance. It is a waste of time and effort to work out while being sick.
Pay your gym in advance
It is more likely to follow your fitness schedule if you have paid your gym or trainer in advance. Money always gives us motivation.
Don’t stop exercising
If you want to recover from a hard workout, don’t avoid going to the gym the next day. You can recover faster if you exercise lightly the same muscles the following day.
Meat is necessary for muscles
To see your muscles grow, you have to eat meat 3-4 times per week. Chicken, turkey and fish can also help.
Recover from injuries
One week out of six, cut your fitness frequency in half. Thus, you will give your body a better chance to recover from injuries you may have not even noticed.
Avoid burnout by checking your pulse the next morning after your workout. If it is higher than usual, your body still recovers.