Research has revealed that simple amendments to your workouts can help you to hit your fitness objectives. We reveal 3 ways to optimise your fitness goals right now.
Avoid the Same Workout Consecutively
When it comes to working out you are better to avoid doing the same workout two days in a row. To build muscle endurance, shorter sessions e.g. 20 minutes at high intensity are more effective. For beginners, low less intensity workouts are beneficial. As your body needs recovery time, it is worth mixing the two.
To build on strength it is worth using your own body for weight training. (squats and press ups.) A good way to maximise performance would be to do super sets e.g. a kettlebell class when you do a goblet squat and then a single press arm.
Combine Protein and Caffeine
This secret is part psychology and part physiology. Pre-workout, caffeine can be a great way of getting the best out of your training as it reduces your perception of fatigue and therefore you push yourself further. When it comes to food, it is now believed that what you eat before a work out is irrelevant, it’s more about what you eat 24 hours after a workout.
Throughout a day make sure that you eat protein rich foods, so don’t skip meals and then have a huge amount of food after a workout. Consume dairy, fish and white meat with nuts, quinoa and lentils. Research also reveals that if you eat protein before you go to sleep it will help muscle to build whilst you are asleep.
Regardless of whether you are a recreational or elite athlete, when it comes to maximising your workout and reaching your fitness goals, the advice is the same. It is crucial to have a meticulous build up when it comes to your workout programme and make sure that you allow recovery time between exercises.
Hot baths, ice packs, massage and stretching are all part of recovery. Quality sleep is also an important part of restoring your body when it comes to any workout plan.