If you are not entirely satisfied with the results of your fitness program, you should look for ways to work out more efficiently. This article is a good place to start if you want to learn how you can get the most out of your fitness workouts.
You should develop different workout routines. If you exercise on a daily basis, each routine should focus on a different muscle group. You should also have two or three weekly cardio workouts. Your muscles need 24 hours of rest after each workout, which means you could cause some injuries and ruin your hard work by exercising the same muscles twice in a row. If you are not ready to work out on a daily basis, exercise every other day and make sure you exercise each muscle group at least once a week.
If you are interested in developing your muscle mass, you should try doing more reps of your different exercises. Each routine should include up to five exercises and you should increase the duration of your workouts by doing more reps instead of adding more exercises to your different routines. You can easily increase the number of reps you can do for each exercise by doing as many as you can and take a short break. Wait five to ten minutes and go back to the same exercise. You will be able to significantly increase the number of reps you can do from one week to the next with this simple trick.
Alternate a short intensive cardio workout with your different exercises. You can make any routine more efficient by spending ten to fifteen minutes on your treadmill or exercise bike in between two sets. If you do not have access to a treadmill or an exercise bike, you should use a jump rope or do some shadow boxing. The short and intensive cardio exercises will help you build your resistance and make the other exercises more challenging. If you want to use this method, start very slowly by introducing only one short intensive cardio workout in the middle of an hour long workout routine.
Make sure your body gets all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to build more muscles and live an active lifestyle. If you do not have a healthy diet, it is time to start making better nutritional choices. You should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables to get some energy and replace red meat by leaner sources of proteins such as poultry, fish, eggs and nuts. Have a healthy snack before working out, and stay hydrated. If you are considering using creatine-based supplements, talk to your doctor about these products first. Supplements are a good option if you have reached a plateau with your fitness program, but you should not think about these products if there is till room for improvement.
Use these different fitness tips to make your workout routines even more efficient. Do not hesitate to get some help from a personal trainer if you have a hard time improving your fitness program.