#1 Set Goals
Setting goals allows you to see changes and progress with your exercise routine. Make some short, medium and long-term targets.
#2 Rotate Your Workouts
Rather than do the same workouts every month, cycle different types of workouts. For example, change rest times, reps, exercises, and workout structures and include some challenges to keep you from becoming bored with exercise.
#3 Make Exercise Part of Your Life
Don’t give yourself time to think about exercise, over-thinking saps motivation. If you scheduled exercise for 5.30pm and find yourself thinking about it during the day, make yourself think about something else. When 5.30pm comes, just do it.
#4 Keep Workout Time Short
A long workout can be a daunting prospect and thoughts like “I’ve only been going 10 minutes – that’s one tenth of my session” can work against you. Opt for higher intensity and shorter workouts for best results and for maintaining maximum focus.
#5 Develop A Healthy Habit
The classic exercise regime dropout is after a week or so. Work hard at getting through 10 sessions and you will start to build neurological pathways that exercise feels normal.
I currently have limited availability for Personal Training. I work solely from my Pro Active private gym in Barnsley.
I don’t like turning people away and genuinely like to help as many people as I can. I always try and find a way to accommodate people the best I can. If you are serious about embarking on a new journey into health and fitness please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
A personal trainer will:
• Optimise your training time
• Provide accountability
• Progress you safely through exercises
• Understand manipulation of exercise variables like reps, sets, rest intervals and tempo
• Inspire you to achieve things you never thought possible
The key to success with exercise is avoiding stagnation. Repeating the same routines with no clear objective is a guaranteed way to never reach your goal. They say variety is the spice of life and training should be no exception.
If you have fallen into the dilemma of repeating the same mundane workouts with nothing to show for it then take caution when searching for information. There is so much conflicting information on the Internet, it’s a fickle friend, you will end up more confused than before you started. Your search will undoubtedly bring up some paid add on Google proclaiming the most innovative training system ever developed, which unleashes an arsenal of off the wall exercises and self-proclaimed wonder supplements. The more hype something has attached to it the more chance its going to be useless and a waste of money.
The key is to have a plan and knuckle down with some good old-fashioned hard work. Nothing beats effort and commitment with the right plan of action.
What is coconut oil and how can benefit your health?
Coconut oil is a saturated fat made up of about 40% long-chain triglycerides and 60% medium chain triglycerides. The medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil account for most of the observed health benefits. These benefits include: improvements in fasting blood glucose levels and insulin sensitivity; reduction of abdominal obesity; improvements in cognitive function, and improvements in skin and hair conditions. More recently, supplementing with MCTs (coconut oil) has been shown to enhance athletic performance in recreational athletes.
In this video, Dr. Michael Lara reviews a study that examined the effects of 2-weeks of supplementation with 6 grams of MCTs (about one tablespoon) on exercise performance and shares his recommendations about where to find high-quality coconut oil, and how to include it in your diet.
Diet plans and exercise routines don’t always go to plan. We all experience hectic schedules from time to time. The best thing you can do is to be organised with your diet. Food shopping should be a priority in your life so you always have enough healthy food to see you through the busiest periods. This should be the foundation for everyone’s health and wellbeing.
If your lifestyle is upside-down the last thing you want to be thinking about is exercising especially at the end of a stressful day. It would be counterproductive and eventually grind you down.
Strive for balance throughout your week. If you are too busy to exercise don’t!! Instead use the end of the day to meditate and to relax and help bring your body back into balance. Only train when you have enough time and when you feel like your body is strong enough to handle a challenging workout. Let food be your medicine. Try and avoid dogmatic exercise routines you can find in magazines and online that are designed to sell something rather than consider the needs of the individual.
Do you have an exercise and diet plan? If so, where are you now? Is it working?
If you don’t plan you will be guaranteed not to get there. It will be another failed attempt.
If you’re a serial dieter what’s worked for you before and what worked not so well? Take the best bits and avoid the worse bits.
The key is to avoid and remove anything that makes you feel unhappy in the pursuit of your goal.
To get the most out of an exercise programme you NEED to ensure you are exercising correctly. Nowadays a lot of people get their exercise programmes out of magazines or off the Internet. Unbeknown to them many are performing the exercises ineffectively and sometimes dangerously. When I get new clients that fall into this category they are surprised to learn that it’s not how much you do that matters but how you do it.
If you’re a gym goer who has exercised for a long time without achieving results then maybe an introduction to Personal Training is what you need.
I offer three 1-on-1 exercise sessions and eating guidelines as part of a package. The exercise sessions focus on exercises that will serve your goal rather than a generic approach. This involves teaching the correct exercise technique to guarantee that you get the most out of your exercises.
Contact me for more details about the introduction to Personal Training Package.