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You are not able to maximize your gym workout? Have you been busting it out at the gym for months, sweating and trying all the equipment but still not seeing results?
Every now and then, we come across people who give up on their fitness goals because they are not getting what they want from their gym.
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We want to put an end to this. If you are not getting results from your gym, we know precisely the steps to turn that around.
These steps are going to help you avoid common gym mistakes you didn’t even know you were making. The focus of the steps is on “you” and getting “you” what “you” want. Are you ready to start seeing results at the gym? We are ready to get you there!
Maximize your gym by having a workout plan
One of the biggest reasons why people don’t get the results they want is that they don’t have a work-out plan. If you are one of these people, you have to stop, take some time, and come up with a plan. You can’t go to the gym and do whatever you feel like or whatever you see others doing and then expect results. There needs to be a method to it all.
Your plan should take note of your fitness goals like how much weight you plan to lose weekly (set realistic goals), it should include your routines, timing, and of course, your rest days. This single act can be a massive game-changer. Also, ensure that you take into cognizance your body type.
Shift your focus from time spent at the gym to work done at the gym
It’s not about how much time you are spending at the gym, it’s about how much work you are doing and the quality of it. Change your focus from how much time you want to spend at the gym, to how much work you need to get done.
The reason to do this is that you need to be building muscles or strength, or balance or burning calories, whatever your goal is. So if you spend half the time chatting or checking other people out and you are not doing as much as you ought to for the day, you won’t see results.
Maximize your gym by getting proper rest
You probably saw this and thought, “seriously, rest?” and the answer to that is yes, you need to rest. For your body to function properly and get you what you want, you need your cells and your metabolic system to be active and performing at peak, otherwise, it can’t burn the fat or build the muscles it’s supposed to.
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A minimum of a day should be dedicated to resting. You also need to get some quality snooze at night. Some tips to achieving adequate rest are to have a routine you follow, sleep in a dark room with the right temperature, and get some off-screen time just before bed.
Make your gym-time like carrying a box of fruits and fibres
When you take the first bite into your fruits and fibres, one of the things that keep you going for more is the excitement. You get to taste different flavours from different fruits, and it never gets old. Your gym routine should be like that; it should be a fun and exciting mix.
Sticking to the same routine at the gym will make your body adapt to it, and after a while, it stops responding the way it should. It’s time to mix it up. Go back to your plan and include variety; If you use the thread mill for cardio, how about cycling or swimming instead.
Maximize your gym by having a check on your diet
Your diet makes up for 70% of how your body looks. So if you want to bulk up, how about some bodybuilding foods. If you’re going to lose weight, how about more fibre, proteins, and some supplements. Simple dietary changes do go a long way. It’s essential that your diet aligns with your fitness goals, otherwise you will be wasting your time.
There you have it, five steps for you to consider if you do not see changes at the gym. Your body is yours; you need to love it, focus on it, and tailor all of these steps to what works for you and not just what everyone else is doing.
Elijah Adah is the founder and CEO of Rextic Media, a full-service digital marketing agency that helps small businesses grow and increase revenue and profit. He is a full-stack web developer by day and by night, a writer. He writes on tech, business, startups, marketing, travels & pretty much any topic that catches his fancy. He is also an Otaku (Japanese anime addict) while not coding or writing.