If your new year’s resolution has meant you have been planning to run more, lift more or sweat more then chances are that you are looking to do it in the most efficient way possible. Whilst showing up is only half of the battle, the other half needs to be made up of consistency, hard work and training as smart as you can.
No matter if you are a frequent gym-goer or are new to fitness, here are some workout tips so that you can have a good workout and take your fitness to the next level.
Have A Cup Of Coffee Before Your Workout
The caffeine in your usual cup of coffee helps to stimulate your nervous system, so you’ll feel like you have a little more “oomph” during your workout. As well as boosting your performance, research has shown that caffeine can actually make workouts feel more enjoyable and more likely to push harder.
Make A Plan
Having a plan in place before you set foot in the gym will help you to avoid wandering around whilst you decide what you should do next. Indecisiveness not only adds time to your workout, but it makes it much less efficient as you’re letting your heart rate drop back down. Know what exercises you’re going to do and where you are going to do them, as well as what order.
Create A Motivating Playlist
Having music to pump you up on your way to the gym and during your workout can make you feel strong and powerful. If you have been using the same earphones for as long as you can remember, then it may be time to upgrade your sound quality and invest in some new headphones. A lot of fitness and lifestyle blog have some great playlist ideas, so be sure to check them out to get your music flowing.
Invest In Good Workout Clothes
Having the right workout clothes and equipment can completely transform your workouts. If your leggings constantly need adjusting or your top is restrictive, then you’ll have to keep pausing your workout to make them comfortable again.
Investing in good quality pieces might seem pricey at first, but after just a few workouts they’ll be worth the money. A lot of designer lingerie brands have good quality workout bras and fitness wear and will make you look and feel amazing, but good leggings and vest tops are also a good investment.