Through many years of training clients (and myself), I’d like to share some of my all time best fitness & workout tips with you. Enjoy!
FITNESS TIP #1 - Do you use your cell phone’s calendar? Schedule your workout times, just like other important appointments.
FITNESS TIP #2 – Belly fat is very stubborn. Once there, it wants to stay there. Only eating clean real food & training with intensity burns it away.
FITNESS TIP #3 - Plyometrics torch more calories & fat than their traditional counterparts. Add jumping elements to these great basics: squats, lunges, pushups.
FITNESS TIP #4 - Want strong bones? Exercise increases bone density. High intensity activity is most effective for preserving bone mass.
FITNESS TIP #5 - Free weights reign supreme. Training without anything to support your body onto, forces you to engage your core the whole time.
FITNESS TIP #6 - Focus on compound movements. You will work multiple muscle groups simultaneously, which will increase your lean muscle mass & therefore increase your metabolism. Favorites include: squats, lunges, deadlifts, good mornings, pushups, bench presses, pullups, rows, dips.
FITNESS TIP #7 - Do cardio after weights to burn fat. Your weight training will be more intense & you’ll exhaust your glycogen storage. It’s all fat burning from there! Try finding a sport/activity that you enjoy after your weight training sessions that will keep your body moving…think hiking, jogging, tennis, basketball, volleybal, etc.
FITNESS TIP #8 - Don’t compare yourself to others’ fitness levels. Invest in yourself, commit, train hard & you will reach your goals.
FITNESS TIP #9 - Listen to your body! Some days you feel like you can lift a car, while other days just 15 minutes seems like a stretch.
FITNESS TIP #10 - Proper form is a top priority. Knowing how to perform an exercise will allow you to train smarter & prevent injuries. Learn from the best: certified personal trainers, fellow gym enthusiasts, online resources.
*Note: I will continually add to this list, so check back often. Thanks! …Now go WORKOUT!