Don’t have enough time or motivation to squeeze in those daily workouts? We have found the five perfect hacks that will enhance your workout sessions.
Workout First Thing In The Morning
Not only will you get your workout out of the way so there are no interruptions later in the day but your body will benefit from it throughout the rest of the day. While we sleep, the discs between the vertebrae fill with fluid, which makes injuries more likely to occur. When we work out in the morning, we prevent injuries from happening from day to day movements. Also, the body’s metabolism gets a jump start when exercising in the morning. This will allow our bodies to burn more fat throughout the day and increases our focus.
Keep It Short
It’s more efficient to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time than to burn them in a span of a few hours. This allows you to spend less time at the gym while burning more fat. HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is a method that will have you burning hundreds of calories in about 15 minutes. Also, keep cardio for the end of the workout. Cardio exhausts your muscles causing any workout you do afterwards such as strength training to be done poorly. Do weights before cardio and keep your workouts short yet intense.
Use Full Bodies Workouts
It is very common for people to split muscle groups and work on them one at a time. Doing this is in fact worse since it slows down one’s progress. You can cut time at the gym and workout all muscle groups if train non opposing movement patterns back to back. The point in this is to focus on one group while the other recovers and then alternate for a series of time. Dancing is another way to promote a full body workout since you use several different muscles and it is considered as a solid cardio workout.
Exercising with friends is shown to make working out more effective and longer lasting. We tend to become distracted while working out, which actually makes us perform better. Also, if we set up fitness dates we are less likely to bail on the plan since there are other people involved. So next time you workout, call some friends to make it more entertaining and efficient.
Take Care of Your Body
Make sure that you are eating and drinking the proper nutrients throughout the day to enhance your workout as well as metabolism. By drinking water constantly throughout the day, your body burns more fat. Consume snacks that will fuel you with energy before working out and include important nutrients in your daily diet. The body’s metabolism increases when you eat small meals every 3 hours. Make sure you are logging at least 7 hours of sleep every night. A proper night’s sleep will keep you more energized and feeling younger both inside and out. Finally, it is important that you stretch not only before and after exercising but throughout the day. Stretching prevents muscle strains, gets your blood pumping and improves overall health.