Last week it was 6 Simple Food Rules... this week - we're making it easier to get the most out of your workouts!
6 Simple Exercise Rules
Do It Anyway.
Don't wanna workout? Do It Anyway. Tired? Do It Anyway.
Make your workouts a priority and make excuses a thing of the past.
Get Off the Machines.
Machines can only take you so far: up the weight stack.
If you're looking for lean muscles, greater range of motion and a bigger bang for your buck - grab some free-weights and a BOSU and start challenging some stabilizer muscles!
e.g. Instead of the leg-press machine, try some single-leg squats on the TRX (add Kettlebells for some serious burn!)
You Don't Need That Much Rest.
The "Lift a Set. Rest 60 Seconds" rule is made to be broken. Double up exercises with a different body part or a cardio blast between sets to increase your intensity, calorie burn and productivity!
e.g. 15 Squats + 10 Burpees
Cardio Does NOT Always = Optimum Fat Loss
60-minutes on the treadmill, 5-days/week will definitely burn calories. But if that's all you're doing, you're wasting some serious fat burning opportunities.
Increased lean muscle mass = great caloric requirements on a daily basis. If you're looking for optimum burn ... add some weights!
e.g. Mon - Cardio Intervals + Weights // Wed - 60 Min Hike // Fri - Cardio Intervals + Weights
Workouts you find in a magazine can be a great starting place... as can your sessions with a personal trainer! But you MUST take responsibility for your own progress.
Find workouts that YOU enjoy and ring your A-Game to every session.
You can't drive a car if there's no gas in the tank. It's that simple.
e.g. 1/2 banana + 1 T Almond Butter pre-workout // 1 scoop protein powder + water post-workout