Essentials for a solid gym routine!
Exercising takes on a lot of energy and your body needs to source that energy from the food you eat for a whole lot of reasons varying from your nutrition, diet and motivation for your overall fitness goals. To maximize on your performance and recovery, a pre-workout snack is just as essential as it gives your body the proper fuel to keep you focused and maintain your training performance to finish your workout strongly as many of you in the fitness world probably know how it feels to run out of energy 🙂 I know i do haha.
Do some dynamic stretches and quick cardio warm ups (either with or without equipments.) Running is a very good and recommended cardio workout and/or warm up. Total warm-up time usually goes for about 15-20 minutes for an effective warm up.
Let your personal trainer create a training split that covers all muscle groups, working on different muscles on the preferred workout days (3-4 days atleast) per week. Vary reps and set ranges based on your physique goals. Some of the benefits of strength training include:
- Increased muscle mass
- Stronger bones
- Joint flexibility
- Weight control
- Balance and flexibility
Get your heart rate up with some cardio workouts and as earlier stated…running is one of the most effective cardio workouts. Cardio helps to boost heart health by aiding the body in controlling blood pressure, reduces and sheds the total body mass/weight and equally decreases the likelihood of heart failure.
To prevent muscle soreness, stretching is very important after your workout. Daily stretching is also as important as it helps improve blood circulation to your muscles for a much faster recovery especially after a workout. Stretching allows the body to cool down and also helps the heart beat to return to normalcy.
Post Workout Snack
Get your protein in!!! Grab a protein bar or shake. Fuel your recovery and see how amazing you would feel post workout. Best time to have the snack would be within 30 minutes after your training.
Thank me later 🙂