This generation is a conscious generation. Or maybe the word generation would be typecasting it all as today, from a budding 6 year old to the ones reaching the realm of 60’s- everyone wants to look good! But therein lies a very vital concern that one often overlooks- believe it or not, this very intent of looking good and not being healthy can be of immense threat!
A lot of us want to get rid of our body fats as soon as possible. While crash diets is the go-to option for most in the endeavor, some actually take to vigorous workouts- sadly with 80% dropout rate. What we do not understand is, it’s never a case of “this is not working out for me” as much as it being “you are doing it wrong”.
If you have been working out for quite sometime without any particular result, you’re probably making mistakes that prevent you from getting optimal results. Here are some exercise dos and don’ts from top fitness pros that’ll help you get the best of your workout.
Do’s of working out
Workout Everyday:Different people have different approaches in body training. But there is no denying the fact that one needs to workout everyday- seven straight, odd days. Make sure your workout routine has 30 minutes of cardio, strength training twice a week and toning- at a later stage.
Stay loose: If you are tightening your muscles while working out, it won’t work. Relax the muscles you are not working on and focus on the ones you are.
Warm up:Like cold dough, cold muscles won’t be as pliable! Warm up your muscles before leaping into a more rigorous workout.
Keep a bottle:Its always a good idea to keep a bottle of water with you while you are exercising and drink in between to avoid dehydration.
Don’ts of working out
Full stomach: Never work out on a full stomach. It can be fatal.
Get stuck on the treadmill: Just because you are comfortable with a certain exercise doesn’t mean you have become uber fit. It may be simply your body getting used to it! Try new exercises coupled with the ones, jog, walk, bicycle, you can do comfortably to keep your muscles worked. Cross training is very effective
Slouching:Posture is very important. It not only affects your mood but your performance as well. Be straight, loosen up and focus during your sweat session. The sloucher you are, the less you’ll receive in the way of benefits as slouching also keeps you from breathing deeply, which is necessary for delivering the oxygen your muscles need to work at full capacity.
Going Nuts With Food and Drink: If your workout lasts less than two hours, you possibly do not need energy bars or sports drinks. Plus, some bars are very high in calories which makes for the weight you have been trying to lose. Check the labels before buying the commercially promoted health drinks or stick to water and whole grain munchers.
With as little as this, you can get the best of your workout. Do the do’s and don’t the don’ts and be ready for a smooth workout habit that burns calories twice as fast and not your effort and energy!