If you’re finally ready to commit to a new workout plan, continue reading to discover a few tried and tested tips which will help you increase your current level of fitness.
How to get fit:
Wake up at 6am every morning:
If you normally wake up after 7am, it’s a great idea to start waking up at 6am so that you can fit in a workout first thing in the morning. It’s beneficial to work out in the morning as it’s far harder to motivate yourself to work out after a full day at work or running your own business.
Consider hiring a personal trainer with a friend who wants to get fit:
While hiring a personal trainer can be an expensive option to get fit, you do have the option of hiring a personal trainer which you can share with a friend. So that you’ll be able to share your personal trainer’s hourly fee with a close friend whose also committed to getting fit. Better yet, you’ll be far less likely to cancel your personal training sessions if you’re meant to workout with a friend as no one wants to let one of their friends down.
Make sure to have a dedicated rest day each week:
While you may be tempted to work out seven days a week, especially if you want to achieve your fitness goals in a short space of time, if you don’t let your muscles recover you’ll increase your chances of developing a serious injury. An injury which could prevent you from completing your workouts for several days, which will cause you to loose some of your fitness. Instead, aim to have 1-2 rest days per week. If you’re new to working out, you may want to play it safe by choosing to workout 5 days a week, until you’ve increased your level of fitness.
Complete every exercise to the best of your ability:
There are no shortage of individuals who spend hours exercising but get little benefit from their workout sessions. One of the main reasons why individuals may not meet their fitness goals after working out for an hour or more per day is that they may not be completing every exercise to the best of their ability. As an example, if you only complete 10 push ups in a minute, you won’t reap the same rewards than if you were to complete 20 push per minute.
Make sure that your workouts feature cardio and strength training:
Ideally your workouts should feature cardio based exercises such as swimming, kickboxing, skipping, running and Zumba as well as strength based exercises such as body resistance exercises. Some examples of popular body resistance exercises including mountain climbers, frog jumps, plank jumps, plank jack donkey kicks and sumo squats.
Commit to your workout schedule:
If you wanted cancel an important business meeting or a family outing, you should also commit to keeping to your workout schedule. After all, you’ll see better results if you work out for 1 hour a day, 6 days a week than if you work out for 6 hours once a week. Remember that the key to increasing your fitness is to be committed to completing all of your scheduled workouts.
So if you’d love to get into the best shape of your life and to increase your energy levels it’s an admirable decision to work on increasing your fitness. Simply use the helpful tips listed above in order to get started on your health and fitness journey.