#15 Workout Tips that will help you achieve great results in a short period of time !!
Today, we will talk about basic but very important workout tips that will help you achieve great results in a short period of time.
I didn’t know many of these when I had started working out, and I used to wonder that why am I not getting results.
I don’t want you to go through the same phase.
So, if you are planning to join a gym or have just started working out, I would suggest you read this blog till the end because this blog may serve as a complete workout tips guide for you.
Alright then, let’s get started.
Tip #1 – Never Skip Warm Up
First and foremost before starting any workout, one must warm up his/her body.
5 minutes is considered to be an ideal time for warming up.
For warm up you can do jogging, jumping, skipping or some form of stretching exercises.
Tip #2 – Do not Overtrain Your Body
The second tip that I have for you is that do not overtrain your body.
Experts recommend that 1 hour of workout including the warm-up and the cooldown is more than enough.
Keep your rest periods short and workouts rigorous to get the maximum benefits.
Tip # 3 – Drink Water While Working out.
Yes, it is very important to drink water while you are working out because if you are dehydrated your body will experience unnecessary fatigue and you don’t want that.
Tip # 4 Focus on compound movements
Include compound movements.
Bench press, Deadlifts, Squats, Pull-ups are some of the best compound exercises.
Tip # 5 – Train each muscle group just once a week
As a beginner, it is very important to provide ample rest to your body so I would suggest you to train one muscle group just once a week and make sure you do not miss out on any major muscle groups.
Tip # 6 – Practice correct breathing technique
The way you breathe will put an impact on your performance as well as result.
First of all, you should not hold your breath while working out.
Whenever you exert force i.e. when you are lifting at that point in time you should breathe out. and breathe out using your mouth.
And when you are lowering the weight, that’s when you should be breathing in. And breathe in using nose.
Tip # 7 – Don’t overdo Cardio
Let’s talk about cardio.
It doesn’t matter if your goal is to build muscle or to lose body fat your focus should be on weight training.
Having said this, I would recommend you to include 15 minutes of high-intensity cardio, something like sprinting, 2-4 times a week depending upon your individual fitness goals.
Tip # 8 – Never skip cool down after working out
Next is cool down. Make sure you cool down your body.
A proper cool down releases the tension from the muscles and brings them back to the relaxed state.
This not only reduces muscle soreness but also helps attain better posture and alignment.
Tip # 9 – Concentrate on proper form
Right from the beginning make this a habit that whenever you do any exercise, you do it properly with muscle mind connection.
Doing any exercise with improper form will fetch you no results.
Tip # 10 – Change your workouts every now and then.
This is because if you will follow the same routine week by week, your body will get used to it and it will stop giving you results.
Tip # 11- Diet is most important.
Consider this, hardcore training plus no meal plan is equal to no results.
When we do weight training, our muscle fibers break and then they need amino acids which are present in protein to rebuild stronger and bigger.
So, make sure you have a protein rich diet which is well balanced with complex carbohydrates.
I firmly believe that the way our body shapes up depends 80% on what we eat and only 20%
Tip # 12 – Do not waste money on supplements.
There are so many supplements available in the market these days.
For every fitness goal, there is a supplement.
If you are just starting out, my advice to you is that do not buy any supplements.
Tip # 13 – Understand the importance of rest.
Most people think that they are growing when they are in the gym lifting weights but the fact of the matter is that our body actually grows when it is repairing itself.
And that happens while we are sleeping or during the rest days.
Firstly, make sure you sleep for 7-8 hours every night.
Tip # 14 – Results take time.
Yes, have patience.
It is not some kind of a fairy tale that you workout for 7 days and you will get bulky muscles.
More importantly, do not get depressed if somebody else is getting bigger in no time.
You don’t know, he may be on steroids.
Stay away from drugs and steroids at all costs.
Tip # 15 – Be consistent
Finally, consistency is the key.
If you are consistent with your workouts and more importantly if you are consistent with nutrition, there is no reason why you would not achieve your fitness goals.
I hope you found this blog helpful.