Let’s learn fitness from the best.
Are you tired of putting in the effort and not getting results? Many people show the drive, determination, and consistent effort, but don’t reach their goals. If this sounds familiar, the next logical step is usually to find an educated personal trainer with experience.
Here are 7 fitness tips and strategies from the expert.
- Eat with purpose
Food you eat should have substantial nutritional value. No one knows this better than Dan Trink who possesses 11 training certificates in spite of once being overweight. Trink helps people around the world get healthy and he states that, “you want the most nutritional bang for your buck.” He adds “everything you eat should serve some sort of nutritional purpose in your body, fuel you workouts, and (be) geared towards optimizing your body.”
Don’t take any shortcuts. As personal trainer Lee Boyce explains, that means you should “aim for the largest range of motion you can achieve in your exercise.” Why? Simple, according to Boyce, an ex-athlete with a background in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, “your muscles will do more work per rep, and it will result in your breaking down more tissue by the end of the workout.”
Supplements play a key role in boosting muscle gains. If you subscribe to that theory chances are you’re already taking protein supplements, but what else? Trink says that creating “seems to be about the most effective strength and size-building supplement.” And, to boost your performance, you may also want to try peppermint.
- Prepare yourself
When it comes to training for endurance, you’ll need to be hydrated and be sure you’re eating properly because, by its very nature, this form of training is very demanding on your body. You should be doing a good mix of cardio and weight training. You might be sweating buckets and burning calories galore, so be prepared.
- Reduce Rest Time
It’s always tempting to take a break while training, but experts advise that you should “stick with rest times of 30 to 45 seconds between sets” because “this will help increase overall endurance.”
Motivation is a key. Cardiello advises to count down when performing reps and “look at your dominant hand while you’re pushing up.” He explains that it “automatically includes a positive reinforcement” because the dominant hand more easily and quickly moves the weight.
- Little Things
Ever notice how a bunch of seemingly insignificant things can make all the difference? Strength training is no different. Boyce explains that when you are doing strength training you have to “pay attention to the little things” because “you’re only as strong as your weakest link.” As a result, he suggests that “if you notice a deficiency, address it in conjunction with your program.”
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