Do you know those days, when your workout isn’t going well and you just don’t want to continue with your training? I have them too, trust me.
But there are some things you can do to make sure that your workout is going to be amazing. In this blog post, I will show you how I get the most out of my workouts.
Keep reading! 🙂
1. Know exactly what exercises you will do
For me, the worst case scenario is going to the gym not knowing what to train and what exercises to do. What happens is: OVERWHELM
The gym is such an overwhelming place because there are tons of machines, people watching you, etc.
That’s why you have to have a plan, girl!
Before you go to the gym, write down exactly what exercises you will do, the sets and reps. Even the weight.
Trust me, this makes the working out so much easier and less overwhelming. You go there, feeling like a boss, grabbing your weight and pushing through it.
2. Drink caffeine 20 minutes before your workouts
I love this hack.
Having a cup of coffee 20 minutes before my workout makes sure that I don’t fall asleep on the leg press machine, haha.
No, but it really helps me getting a little bit more out of my workout, as I feel like I have more energy.
You can have a booster or an energy drink, as well, if you are into that.
3. Have a pre-workout snack
Worst case scenario 2: Training, when I am hungry.
Whenever I am training hungry, I have no energy, at all. I can’t even lift nearly as much weight as normal.
That’s why I always have some kind of pre-workout snack. Protein Porridge is currently one of my favorites. It gives me that little energy kick I need for my workout.
4. Listen to motivational music
There is nothing worse than forgetting your earphone. So, don’t forget them!
For maximum results in the gym, listen to some really motivational music. You will push through your workouts easier and that way nobody will interrupt you to ask for your phone-number, haha. (We all know the awkward feeling, right?)
5. Don’t gossip during your workout
Talking to someone during your workouts is such a motivation killer. It takes away all of your focus and determination.
I mean, if you are working out with your fitness buddy and you have fun talking and laughing during your workout that’s totally okay if you feel better that way. You do you!
But, pausing 5 minutes longer, because you met somebody, is just such a mood killer for me personally.
6. Push yourself
Sometimes it happens that you won’t have any motivation. And that’s okay. I have those days, often there are weeks where I lack motivation.
Just remind yourself that these days will be over and push through it. Oftentimes you just lack motivation at first and end up having a killer workout. So, push yourself!
7. Post-workout meal
Last, but definitely not least is to have a post-workout meal or protein shake.
I always have a protein shake directly after my workout to start the regeneration right. Protein is so important if you want to build muscle mass. Not only for building muscle mass but for general regeneration.
So, drink a shake right after your workout session to make sure there is enough protein in your system.
This is it. These were my 7 tips to smash your workouts and get the most out of them.
- Know exactly what exercises you will do
- Drink caffeine 20 minutes before your workout
- Have a pre-workout snack
- Listen to motivational music
- Don’t gossip during your workouts
- Push yourself
- Have a post-workout meal.
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I would love to know what you do to smash your workouts. Comment below or send me an email at [email protected]
Thank you so much for reading,