With the gyms starting to reopen across the country as this pandemic comes to an end, I know all of us are excited to get back in the gym.
So, here are 24 tips from fitness experts to change your next workout for the better!
- 1 Josh Otusanya – Make it fun!
- 2 Want a Home Gym? Shredded Dad has you covered.
- 3 Thomas Brown – Gympion:
- 4 Long Healthy Life Blog – Timing
- 5 Oliver Walsh and A Secret to Burning Fat ALL DAY – Asystem
- 6 Mike Beatty – Strong Home Gym
- 7 Jeff Parke – TopFitness Magazine
- 8 Vincent – LiveForLifts (Pre-Workout Advice)
- 9 Darlene Bellarmino – Common Mistakes
- 10 MaryAnn Browning – Warm Up and Cool Down
- 11 Andrew Blakey – Start slow, don’t rush!
- 12 Asmat Khan – FitnessVolt
- 13 Jennifer Hicks – Nia
- 14 Helen M. Ryan – Real World Weight Loss
- 15 Brian Ward, CPT – TheWorkoutDigest
- 16 Allison Jackson
- 17 Petra Amara – Rowing Crazy
- 18 Daniel DeMoss – Bring Water! Dumbbells Review
- 19 Shabbir Noor
- 20 Zach Herman Fitness – The Exercises EVERYONE Should Do
- 21 Roderick Mason
- 22 John Frigo – Consistency
- 23 Hailey Feldman
- 24 Yiying Hong – Everfit Singapore
- 25 Conclusion
Josh Otusanya – Make it fun!
One helpful weight loss tip that works for those less familiar with the gym is to engage in more activities they enjoy doing such as talking walks, riding bikes, etc…this gets someone out of the thinking of “I gotta burn these calories!!”
Want a Home Gym? Shredded Dad has you covered.
Let’s be honest, we all want a home gym. But for most of us it’s too complicated, expensive, and we might not even have room for it in our house.
Thankfully, Shredded Dad has us covered. He provided an excellent YouTube video showing his INSANE home gym set up that allows him to literally have his car parked in the garage too!
Plus, he teaches you how to get a lot of the parts for cheap. If you look online, a home gym set up may cost thousands, and that’s why most of us don’t do it.
But, he shows you how to even get heavy-duty gym hangars for a fraction of the cost in his article here: https://shreddeddad.com/home-gym-organization/
Now you don’t have any excuses to skip the gym, it’s right in your house!
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Thomas Brown – Gympion:
Thomas is an editor, writer, project manager, and self-starter. He’s got a keen eye for thorough expertise in developing informational and educational content. Keen on creativity in house and office furniture technologies with inspirational, high-quality content. Thomas is into seeking brand-new home office and gym ideas to inspire others too.
Here’s what he had to share!
1. Warm up before a workout. Stretch your body well before lifting weights! This is beneficial for amping up your muscle groups. I usually run on a treadmill for 10 min and then do stretching like neck and arms rotation. Find a treadmill boring? No probs, do burpees to fire up your muscles! Alternatively, you can try resistance bands or no gym equipment at all.
2. Nutrition plan is a must. Pre- and post-workout meal plays a significant role in shaping your body. Wisely planned nutrition gives you enough energy to do high-intensity training with no probs. I eat complex carbohydrates before the workout to get enough fuel to perform. This is advantageous for muscle growth. I have oatmeal or sandwiches 30 min before exercising at the gym.
3. Alternate resistance training and cardio. Jumping with a rope is not enough to get fit. Actually, if there’s only cardio in your regimen, this could even decline your fat loss process. Cardio can help to knock off calories but it can’t gain muscles. On the other side, resistance training tones your muscles all over your body. Besides, the metabolic system is improved when working out with weights. Hence, a 10-min free weight workout is better than 10-min cardio.
4. Add protein to your diet. Protein is beneficial for muscle recovery after a hard workout. It’s a crucial part of gaining muscles. I have a chocolate protein shake after every workout. Before going to bed, I recommend having a snack that is rich in casein. This will take the recovering process throughout the night. Cottage cheese, yogurt, or egg whites are perfect.
5. Pick up your fave music. Every workout goes with buzzing songs. Here’s my lifehack how to slay the toughest workout. I go to Spotify (free subscription is fine) and choose the Beast Mode playlist. It’s specially made for getting the most out of the training. The tracklist includes some of your fave songs plus suggested ones based on your preferences. Enjoy your workout with superb accompaniment!
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Long Healthy Life Blog – Timing
Kent from Long Healthy Life Blog has a master’s degree in exercise science, and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. Here are some of his favorite gym tips:
- Resistance training: Your body temperature peaks between 4pmand 6pm, and it’s believed to be the reason pliability, speed, and strength peak during this time frame. Therefore, the optimal time for resistance training is 4pm to 6pm to start maximizing strength and muscle.
- Cardiovascular exercises: Muscle stamina and endurance peak around early to mid morning, meaning this is the best time for cardiovascular exercises.
- Sports specific exercises: As mental acuity peaks around the middle of the day, sports specific exercises should be done during this timeframe.
- Compound exercises stimulate more testosterone and human growth hormone that isolation exercises when it comes to strength training.
The timing of your work outs does matter! If you go into the gym completely tired and drained, you’re not going to get much out of it! Thank you Kent!
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Oliver Walsh and A Secret to Burning Fat ALL DAY – Asystem
The co-founder of Asystem, a science-backed company that makes self-care easy had a very scientific and incredible answer for us.
“When you wake up in the AM, you are a fat burning machine.
Your first food intake should reflect your health goals. If you want to lose weight, you need to use your sleeping fast to your advantage.
Breakfast is exactly that: break the fast! You’ve been fasting all night, and in order to keep the fat burning going, you need to feed your body fuel that it won’t want to store.
For example, we’re all probably used to having cereal and milk for breakfast at some point in our lives. This immediately breaks your fast and you start storing carbs as fat for fuel later.
You want to put in fuel you burn, and do not store. This falls into the healthy fats and protein categories and it’s also about portion control, as even healthy fats and protein can be stored as calories.
This is where we have to pay attention to portion size if we want to maintain weight loss. As soon as you add carbs, sugar, wheat, grains, and dairy, you start storing calories as fat.
This is also relevant to drinks. It doesn’t matter where the sugar comes from even if it’s fruit, sugar is sugar and affects insulin spikes all day long.
If you can keep from insulting your insulin receptors until dinner, you will enable yourself to keep a higher metabolic rate for longer, hence continuing burning fat.”‘
Now say what you want, but I want to burn as much fat as I can, thank you for the expert insight, Asystem!
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Mike Beatty – Strong Home Gym
Mike Beatty is a PE teacher with a background in Sports Science. His mission is to help exercise become more affordable and accessible to everyone.
Here’s what he had to say:
Keep your workout simple:
One of the most common mistakes I see beginners do is make their workout routine too complicated. Try to pick 5-10 core exercises that will help you to achieve your goals i.e. bench press, squats, deadlift, shoulder press, and a row would be great to build more muscle mass.
Focus on getting better at these core exercises and you will create a habit that is easy to continue. Seeing the progress helps to increase motivation and you can always add more movements over time as you start to plateau.
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Jeff Parke – TopFitness Magazine
Jeff Parke, the owner of Top Fitness Magazine, a lifestyle brand that provides information about fitness, nutrition, weight loss, motivation, and much more.
The best tip I can give to help you increase calories burned is to look at your warmup. Mild stretching and foam rolling are great for muscles but don’t do much for intensity.
Try adding a quick Tabata routine or sprinting as well. All in all, the warmup should take 10-15 minutes and you should be out of breath. Increased heart rate means increased calorie burn.
Also, try doing some HIIT workouts. HIIT workouts are great for both beginners and those who are more advanced in their routines. They’re quick so you’re moving through each exercise at a faster pace. HIIT burns more calories since you’re working at a higher intensity level. It improves oxygen flow in your bloodstream and is good for your heart.
The downfall with HIIT is going to be close to the same for any workouts. Overworking muscles can lead to injury. Beginners also tend to only do HIIT because it doesn’t take much time but that can lead to soreness. It’s important to stagger HIIT workouts and rest your muscles in between sessions.
Before you start a HIIT workout just make sure you’re able to complete the exercises without losing form. It’s easy to fatigue and injure yourself.
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Vincent – LiveForLifts (Pre-Workout Advice)
Why would you consume a pre-workout meal or take a pre-workout supplement?
Well, the answer is quite simple, in order to get the most out of your workout you need to fuel your body with the right types of foods or a good supplement.
Fitness revolves around food, your diet is the most important aspect of gaining muscle or getting in shape. To build muscle you NEED to eat well and the right types of foods.
In line with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, your macros should be obtained from whole and minimally processed foods.
It goes without saying that you need to train hard, but to train hard and recover fast you need to fuel your body with the right nutrients. But NO, If you have a large meal too soon upon training then your body is only going to be focussed on digesting all the food you just ate.
Your pre-workout meal should have a good balance of macros:
- High glycemic index carbs (quick energy)
- Fats ( HGI carbs and fats go well together)
High Glycemic Index Carbs
You might be thinking what the heck does that long complex word mean…
High glycemic index carbs are nothing more than fast-acting carbohydrates.
These carbohydrates release their energy quickly, which makes them perfect for your pre-workout meal.
Glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a food raises blood sugar and hence insulin levels.
Preferably you want a carbohydrate with a glycemic index of over 70. (over 70 and above is rated high)The best carbohydrate sources
- Potato regular or sweet potato
- Rice cakes
- whole-grain cereal
In your pre workout meal you want a little bit of fat but not too much!
If you have rice as your carbs source for your pre workout then that rice will digest really fast.
Which can lead to you having a crash mid training session!
To prevent this from happening you can add a little bit of fat to that meal. You can cook your white fish in coconut oil then that will sustain it.
Healthy Fat sources:
- Coconut oil ( half tbsp)
- Olive oil
As discussed above a little bit of fat is okay, but don’t go overboard. Meat sources like beef or salmon are too high in fat. Therefore go with leaner types of meat like the following:
- Egg Whites
- Whitefish (cod, tilapia, etc,)
Pre Workout Supplements
Pre-workouts have become crazy popular over the years, and the market for it has grown tremendously as well.
Some people love them, and some people dislike them.
The one thing you can’t disagree on is that they WORK!
Pre-workouts give you focus and stamina when it comes to weight and endurance training.
You will be able to lift heavier weights for longer and fatigue less quickly.
Why would someone dislike pre-workout supplements? That is probably because of its ingredients.
Even though all ingredients are legal and should cause no harm some products have really high amounts of certain ingredients.
And that can cause someone to move away from a pre-workout supplement.
One of the ingredients that every product has is caffeine. These supplements are high on caffeine and some might be going over the preferred amounts.
Read more about this topic at: https://www.liveforlifts.com/the-best-pre-workout-meal-and-supplements/
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Darlene Bellarmino – Common Mistakes
There are several common mistakes made in the gym or during workout.
- We don’t stretch enough before and after a workout
The stretch prior to the workout should incorporate a warm-up because our bodies and hearts need to be warmed up and prepped for the harder, more intense workout we are about to do.
The stretch after our workout should zero in on just that…stretching. It helps in recovering the muscles we just worked on and reduces the amount of potential pain afterward.
- We are not realistic in the weights we choose.
Often, we go into the gym with an expectation of lifting a specific amount of weight, but it may not be realistic.
Yes, it is important to challenge ourselves and I encourage you to do so! But it is important to recognize that if you have joint issues, which joints you need to pay special attention to and choose appropriate weights (and exercises) for your body, so you don’t injure yourself further, preventing you from being able to work out at all.
Darlene Bellarmino is a NASM and AFAA certified personal trainer and group fitness trainer. She is also the founder Girl Up (www.girlup.app) THE fitness app for women.
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MaryAnn Browning – Warm Up and Cool Down
MaryAnn Browning CEO and Founder of Browningsfitness offers the following tips:
- pre-workout- do an overall bodycheck, make sure your body in good condition for the upcoming workout
- deep squats and legs swings are great warm up exercises for opening hips
- static stretch for your cool down- reward your body with gentle movements like the pigeon and/or lying on your back and stretching.
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Andrew Blakey – Start slow, don’t rush!
Andrew Blakey is a graduate in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph-Humber and a certified personal training specialist. He’s also certified in “Low Back Pain Solutions”, and has been featured on the “In support of families” podcast, “Wellness with A’, and other sources relating to the health and wellness field.
Here’s what he had to say:
1. Ensure you do a proper dynamic warmup. I see people often holding static stretches before exercise but research shows that in order to prepare for a workout, it’s important to do a dynamic warmup rather than static.
2. Start slow. One of the most common things that new gym-goers suffer from is burnout. They start with great intentions then after a couple of weeks or months, their motivation decreases and they find it extremely tough to stick with their routine.
3. Listen to your body. As you become more aware of how your body feels and what it’s trying to tell you, you’re able to either push harder, or take some effort off, in order to work your body out in the most efficient way possible.
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Asmat Khan – FitnessVolt
Asmat Khan is a business owner and media relations specialist at one of the most reputable fitness websites in the world. So, needless to say, his tips are incredibly important.
- Workout tips
- Warm-up at least 10 mins before you focus on weight training
- Plan your workouts ahead. Google about workouts for different body groups. Try to learn basic forms and postures.
- Focus on basics. I mean squats, push-ups, pull-ups. They improve your strength.
- If you can afford then hire a trainer. Ask them if you are not sure about what to do and how to do it.
- Do not ego lift. People out there in the gym may be lifting pretty heavy weights. It takes time and patience to improve your strength. so have patience and be consistent.
- If you want to lose weight do not just focus on cardio. Try to incorporate weight training.
- Follow a schedule. One muscle group a day. One-day back, One-day chest, One-day legs, one-day shoulders, one-day abs, and conditioning.
- Rest is important. sleep 7–8 hours every day. our muscles recover when we sleep. Also, take 2 rest days in a week. rest is very important.
- Stretch after your workout.
- Maintain consistency. Do not skip the gym for more than 3 days in a row.
- spot reduction is not possible. you can not reduce fat from only one particular area. you will lose it from the whole body. Have patience. Changes will take time.
- Hydration is very important. Keep yourself hydrated. Drink water during your workouts. Drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated during your day. Watch out for your urine. If it is yellow in color then drink water. The color of a hydrated person’s urine is white.
- Finally, it’s all about how desperately you want it. If you need it then you got to do it.
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Jennifer Hicks – Nia
Before finding this barefoot cardiovascular fitness practice called Nia, I was addicted to exercise and had anorexia. I used exercise in a way that I thought was healthy, but that was in fact punishing my body.
Nia is a 35-year-old fitness practice blending dance, martial arts, self-awareness, body positivity, and fitness all rolled into one fun, music-filled package. It is not yet another fitness trend designed to make you feel bad about your body. The magic of Nia is that although many participants attend their first class because they want to become stronger, more flexible, or healthier they stay because it works.
What are the benefits of Nia?
- Since Nia is a non-impact, barefoot fitness practice, you protect your joints while getting a dynamic workout
- Nia conditions your body by strengthening muscles, improving flexibility, enhancing mobility, and optimizing balance
- Nia is non-judgemental, encouraging you to move the movements in your own body’s way. This offers an opportunity to cultivate a more positive and pleasurable relationship with your body.
- The focus on mindfulness encourages you to listen to your body. The result of this is increased vitality, clearer thinking, greater creativity, emotional regulation and better sleep.
Nia is effective and enjoyable for all bodies: no matter your age, ability, shape, size, or mobility. It adapts to you, where you are, without losing the benefits or the amount of fun you have.
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Helen M. Ryan – Real World Weight Loss
My gym tip is actually the most important part of having a great work out: getting motivated. If you’re not motivated, you won’t go to the gym.
On days when you don’t feel like working out, try something different. If you’re tired of the same routine, workout, or class, it’s time to shake things up.
A piece of new equipment (TRX? Kettlebells? Tubing? Workout sliders?) can make all the difference in your motivation level. It’s amazing how effective breaking your routine can be for both your mind and your body.
Put on your favorite songs and tell yourself that you only have to be there 15 minutes. Pretty soon 15 minutes turns into 30. 30 minutes turns into 45.
These tips will give you an amazing workout… the one you showed up for.
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Brian Ward, CPT – TheWorkoutDigest
Don’t forget to workout some of those smaller, hard to reach muscles like your deltoids and lower abs.
The muscles that make up the back of your shoulders, the posterior deltoid, are really hard to target. In the gym or at home, you can do Band Face Pulls with resistance bands and a pillar or pole to tie the band to. And if you have dumbbells, then you can do some Bent-Over Reverse Fly reps to target this area.
For the lower abdominal muscles, things like crunches won’t work out the muscles because your upper abs do all the work. So, roll out a mat at the gym and do some forearm planks and flutter kicks to feel the burn in your lower abs.
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Here are some of my favorite gym rituals that may be helpful to others.
- Spend 10 minutes warming up on the treadmill to get the blood flowing.
- Plan out your workouts prior to stepping foot in the gym. I use the free app Strong, which also tracks your 1RM.
- Listen to some music that gets you pumped up to workout.
- Drink a pre-workout drink, especially if you’re an early-morning exerciser.
- During my workouts, I drink BCAAs mixed with creatine.
- Keep everything you need during your workout in your gym bag. Mine includes lifting gloves, straps, extra clamps, weight belt, jump rope, towel and hand sanitizer.
- Spend 10 minutes cooling down on the treadmill and do some gentle stretching or yoga to prevent soreness.
- One step many people forget is the power of visualization. Instead of zoning out as you lift, think about muscle growth.
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Petra Amara – Rowing Crazy
It’s important to make sure that you’re using proper form when working out on new equipment at the gym. You can ask the gym employees for tips on the proper form without having to pay for a personal trainer. And if you can’t find someone to ask, or if you’re working out at the gym in your apartment complex, just pull up YouTube and look for a video on how to properly use the equipment that you want to try.
While you might not think using proper form is a big deal, the truth is that you can seriously injure yourself. I’ve seen a lot of people just get on a rowing machine at the gym without any instruction and end up sidelined with back pain for days. Don’t let that be you.
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Daniel DeMoss – Bring Water! Dumbbells Review
My name is Daniel Demoss and I am the Founder of Dumbbells Review. I am a Certified Fitness Coach and a Personal Trainer at a gym in Denver.
Carry a water bottle
People usually sweat 6-10% of their body weight in fluid in their body when exercising, making their workout a lot harder.
Carrying a water bottle and taking short sips in between your workouts can avoid dehydration. You should only lose 2% of body weight in fluid in your body when working out.
You can measure the difference by checking your body weight before and after your workout. Avoid gulping water in big bulges as it can take time to digest and make it a lot harder for you to workout.
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Shab is a fitness geek and instructor. He runs Recycle studio, where he delivers health, fitness, bodybuilding, and strength sports content. I came across your query on HARO and I am happy to share some helpful tips.
On account of the coronavirus pandemic, most people are opting to work out in the comfort of their homes. But what if you want to start working out and have no idea where to begin?
Here a few tips to help you get started.
- Start with low-impact exercises like walking. It is great for your cardiovascular system and burns calories.
- Focus on consistency instead of intensity.
- Start with a 30-minute workout, 3 days a week to pace yourself.
- Find a workout you enjoy.
- Warm-up to burn fat.
- Keep challenging yourself by switching up workouts to prevent boredom.
- Drink plenty of water
- Results take time.
- DON’T GIVE UP.
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Zach Herman Fitness – The Exercises EVERYONE Should Do
The foundational exercises everyone should do
If it’s your first time at a gym, or you’re a seasoned veteran, there are 5 exercises that EVERYONE should attend to in their fitness routine. They’re all basic, and shapeshift into many forms, but they’re all essential.
- A push exercise can look like push ups, overhead presses, or a dip. Any of these are great for making sure your core, chest, and triceps are nice and strong. Include at least three good presses in your weekly routine, and you’re on your way to big upper body strength.
- Wanna be able to walk when you’re 99? Then you should ALWAYS squat! There’s lots of different kinds, from goblet squats, to front barbell squats, to leg presses. Squats are imperative for your legs and butt, but also your spine, hips, and knee health! Never skip leg day, your entire body will thank you.
- Include at least one lower body day per week, if you’re a more advanced lifter, two lower body days per week will give you a huge leg up (no pun intended) in your growth.
- Everyone should pull. You train your frontside, you need to train your backside. Pull ups, chin ups, and rows will be all a beginner needs. If you can’t do a pull up yet, start with the lat pull. Work your way up until you can support your whole body. As much as you press in a week, you should also pull.
- Hip Hinge
- For the sake of your hamstrings, posture, and glutes, you should absolutely be doing a hip hinge. Deadlift, Romanian deadlift, Good Mornings, (look that one up it’s a great time), are all very good for you. If you’re a beginner take it slow until you’ve mastered the form, as this is a VERY high risk exercise if you’re untrained. At least one of these per week.
- Didn’t think I’d leave out the most basic of core moves? If you can’t plank yet, what are you waiting for? If you can plank, the time is now to upgrade. Cross Mountain Climbers, Plank Raises, Spider-Man Plank, all of these will take your core from strong enough, to bulletproof. You can throw these at the end of any workout for a couple of sets and see improvement.
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Roderick Mason is a certified Primal Health Coach, former NASM, NESTA and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer.
1) Try Fasted workouts (not for beginners) It’s easier if your workout is first thing in the morning. Getting your body to Ketosis is optimal for those trying to lose weight or sculpt. Getting to ketosis is a process. A Ketogenic lifestyle isn’t for everyone. Your body will burn ketones for energy instead of relying on carbs or sugar for energy. There’s a myriad of health benefits should you make the effort to do it. Stay away from seed oils. Ghee butter, coconut oil, avocado oil are best.
2) German volume is great for all fitness levels. 10 sets/10reps EACH set. One exercise. So on chest day it may be flat bench. On leg day it could be squats or leg press. 1 german volume ser and move on to the rest of your workout, time permitting. Shocks the muscle, helps stimulate growth especially if you have hit a plateau.
3) My playlist varies based on activity. If someone is doing a lot of cardio I prefer extended play songs(at least 6-7 minutes each if possible) Cover that timer with your towel, focus on the music. When your set of songs is over so is the workout.
4) Warmups will also vary based on your split. Light stretches followed by light warm-up weight. There is no need for excessive cardio. If you incorporate a leg day, do light stretches building intensity. I wouldn’t recommend ballistic stretches, especially for beginners. Those with dogs can benefit from the walks with their dogs knowing this counts as physical activity. I walk my dogs three times a day for a mile each walk minimum. If you don’t have a dog get out and walk anyway by yourself if you have to.
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John Frigo – Consistency
The best gym tip I can give people is to just be consistent.
Come up with a plan whether that’s training everyday, 3 days a week, 5 days a week, whatever it is make a plan and stick with it.
There’s going to be days you don’t feel like going to the gym, force yourself to do it, even if you don’t feel like you can put in a full hours workout tell yourself you’re going to go period, and at least do 20 minutes.
Once you’re there you’ll find you’ll finish your workout. I’m a big fan of the concept of no zero days ie don’t let a single day go by without making at least some progress towards your goal.
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Sometimes, we may forget, or even skip our 5-minute before and after stretch. Stretching is so important and often overlooked.
If you’re on the go like I am, stretch in the shower or when you’re putting your body moisturizer on! Two-in-one activities to improve flexibility, sore muscles, and endurance.
Horseback riding is a total-body workout. Stability, balance, and form all come together on a horse. If you have the chance to ride, make sure to stretch your inner thighs and calves before and after.
I love horseback riding and what is does for my body and mind, but the workout tends to “bulk me up,” a look I prefer to not sport. That’s why I mix pilates reformer exercises with my daily horseback riding fitness routine. If you’re looking for long, sexy, and feminine muscle, sign up for a pilates reformer class right away! It transformed my body!
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Yiying Hong – Everfit Singapore
My tips for maintaining a fitness lifestyle is to make plans, as specific as possible.
Even as a highly motivated fitness professional, there are times that I dwell on the inertia of sitting at my sofa and keep delaying the exercise that I need to do. I find it easier if I start making solid plans with specific time and specific exercises that I want to do, and put them into my calendar.
No matter how familiar you are with your exercises, putting them in “black and white” makes yourself more accountable.
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Hopefully these 24 (well, there’s really a lot more than that!) expert fitness tips can help your next workout be incredible.
Be sure to share this around and let’s all start grinding so Summer 2021 can be one of the best (if this pandemic is over by then!).