5 ways to make your workout more effective

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We all know that doing the same workout routine can get played out and boring but most of all the urge to workout diminishes and the results don’t show. Its time to get back in the game, here are a few things you can add to your workout to help maximize them and make them more effective.

 

  1. Actively Stretch

Active stretching has a lot of great benefits and definitely can add a boost to your workout regime, the whole purpose is to activate the nervous system, increase the core body temperature and accelerate the heart rate. Most of the exercise or fairly simple and can be done at home, try them moving or traveling at a distance (maybe 5-10 feet). This opens up your muscles, adds stability and mobility to your joints and ultimately will add more effectiveness to your workout. I recommend dynamic stretching before each workout for at least 10-15 minutes.

 

  1. Train Dynamic not STATIC

All movements are comprised of multiple planar movements, (Linear, Lateral, and Rotational). From walking forward, bending down, turning and rotating just to name a few, to name a few, to add a boost to your workout train in a multi- dynamic format. There are more ways to do this other than training single muscle groups or doing your typical back squats. Changing up your routine of movements will create a challenge that your body will have to adapt and get used to primarily because you’re beginning to target muscle groups that play a pivotal role in your movement system but are often overlooked because of the bigger sexier muscles.  

Here are 5 simple exercises that are simple and can be done at home.

  • Lateral Skiers (Hops)
  • Side lying Lateral Leg Raises
  • Wall Run
  • Plank Hold With Shoulder Raises
  • Crossover Lunge

 

  1. Train Anaerobic (Interval Training) or commonly known as HIIT Training.

Interval training is working your energy system to maximum capacity over a period of time with a full recovery period following that is at least three times the amount. The benefits of training the anaerobic system (interval training)

  • Builds and maintains lean muscle
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Improve energy
  1. Prefuel before working out

Knowing when and how to fuel your body to meet your performance is one of the most important things needed to maximize your workout. Your body needs energy to get you through and intense training session. Prefuel with a balanced meal before you workout about 30-45 minutes which will allow adequate recovery time.

Here’s a sample pre workout meal.

  • 2 egg white or 1 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Slice of toast.

 

  1. Curate a workout playlist.

Everyone has a dull moment or hits a wall of fatigue during their workouts so how about create a playlist that’ll give you some to groove to during training. Music is one of the biggest motivating factors there is. When you need that extra rep or don’t feel like finishing that set look to your music to bring you life.