Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Workouts

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Most of us want to get a 100% of every well-earned bead of sweat. Unfortunately, achieving this isn't always easy. This results in many individuals feeling disappointed and demotivated that makes them want to quit.

If that’s the case with you, stay with us for a moment. Our expert ace-certified trainers also want you to achieve 100% results with our holistic practices. That’s why today we’re listing tips on how to get the most out of your workouts.

Keep reading to ensure successful workouts.

Lift Weights

You’re setting yourself up for failure if you’re just doing cardio. That’s because when you first start, your metabolism speeds up, but it’s more than likely to go down again as you progress. This will effectively make weight loss far more difficult. In comparison, resistance training helps your increase the amount of lean muscle, which boosts your metabolic rate.

However, that’s not all because individuals who engage in strength training continue to burn extra calories throughout the day. This happens due to excess post-exercise oxygen consumption.

According to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, weight training offers various benefits for weight loss as compared to other activities.

Be Competitive and Get Motivated

When it comes to getting fit and exercising, motivation is extremely vital in ensuring you meet your goals. In fact, fitness trainers who do a good job of motivating their clients will ensure they consistently perform better—and one of the best ways to ensure you stay motivated is through healthy competition.

But why is that?

According to a study published in the journal Preventative Medicine Reports, competition is one of the strongest motivators to ensure success. It even ranked higher than friendly support (though both results make group workout classes the best choice to meet your goals). The study monitored various groups to find that the competitive group had 90% more attendance rates.

Listen to Music

Whenever you hit the gym or work out, listen to some music to boost your motivation. The Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology found that individuals who listen to music after their workout recovered better than those who didn’t. The study especially found these results in people who listened to slow or relaxing music.

That’s because music increases the body’s production of serotonin and dopamine. These are neurotransmitters and hormones that help regulate many functions of our body. One of these functions is to speed up recovery. As a result, it can relax a person and ensure their blood pressure and heart rate normalizes soon.

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