Do you want to know how to get faster results from your workouts? Keep reading!
Getting your work out plan right is not as easy as it may look when you are first starting out. There are some things that you learn about your body and health as you go and other things you learn the hard way. So if you are new to fitness but are finally ready to commit to a serious work out plan, here are a few basic dos and don'ts of working out to get you started. To get fast results at the gym remember this - It's all about hard work and treating your body right!
1. Do Add Variety to Your Fitness Plan
Very often beginners tend to stick with one type of a workout, resulting in a very dull and repetitive time at the gym. This constant repetition and lack of variety can quickly lead to loss of appeal and even aversion to exercising, which is why it is your first priority to keep things interesting! Make working out fun and diverse by trying out different classes, running in the park, lifting weights, hiking or rock climbing.
2. Don't Forget to Stretch
At the start and end of any type of a work out, remember to stretch your muscles and warm up/ cool down your body. People often see this step as optional and therefore skip it to save time and energy, but that can lead to serious physical injuries and inability to perform your best in a full range of motion. And keep in mind stretching can also prevent you from feeling extremely sore the next day!
3. Do Tone Your Muscles
We all know cardio is a big part of working out especially for women. We want to melt all the fat off and cardio is the optimal way of doing that! However avoid directing all of your focus on cardio and spend a few days a week toning your muscles! I promise you, you'll see better results at a faster rate with this combination.
4. Don't Burn out
The last thing you wan to do as a beginner is burn yourself out before you get to even start. So start out gradually and build up the intensity with time. Take off days between rigorous work outs when needed to let your muscles rest and recuperate, and don't over-strain your body. You'll be at your dream shape soon enough, it just takes a little bit of time!
5. Do Push Yourself to Exercise
We all have our off days when we constantly make up excuses to justify not working out, but that can become a serious unhealthy habit that will definitely prevent you from staying on track. So I would recommend pushing yourself to go exercise on the days when you just feel unproductive, trust me you'll be glad you did!
6. Don't Work out at Random Intervals
Instead of working out three days straight and spending the rest of the week sedentary, try to spread out your work outs throughout the week. You have to establish a regular routine so that it is easier to incorporate it into your lifestyle and more beneficial to your overall progress. Remember exercising at random intervals each week will not do you much good as regular exercising.
7. Do Wash off as Soon as You Can
And at the end of each workout, try to wash off as soon as possible to unclog your pores and prevent further breakouts. Assuming you had a great workout, you are probably drenched in sweat and that is no good for your skin!
These are just a few pointers aside from drinking water and watching your diet to get you in the right direction. Good luck!