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5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Workouts

1. Refine Your Goals

Setting goals is always important but make sure they’re specific and relevant. Wanting to ‘get fitter’ or ‘lose weight’ are certainly admirable objectives, but they’re a little too vague to be motivating or measurable. Instead, make your goals something you can track and aspire to. Aiming to run 5km, lose 10 pounds or lift 40kg, for example, gives you a defined goal that you can consistently work towards, which will boost your motivation.

In addition to this, make sure you refine your goals as you achieve them. As your fitness improves, you’ll smash your targets, so you’ll need new ones to aim for. By regularly re-setting your goals, you can ensure that you remain motivated and ambitious.

2. Train Unilaterally

Lifting weights can be a great way to exercise, particularly if you want to increase muscle mass, increase your metabolism or lose weight. However, it’s essential to practice your form so that you can train safely. Once you know how to lift safely, you’ll be able to expand your routine to maximise results.

Training unilaterally can significantly increase your strength and enable you to reach your goals more quickly. Many weightlifting exercises, such as squats and deadlifts, involve using both sides of your body. When you incorporate lifts that use just one side of your body, such as reverse lunges or single-arm bicep curls, you can avoid overusing your dominant side and isolate your muscles more effectively. As a result, you’ll see better gains and improve your balance at the same time.

3. Fuel Your Body

In order to get the results you want from your training sessions, it’s vital to give your body the fuel it needs. Typically, this means increasing the amount of protein you consume so that your body can repair cells and build muscle tissue. At Nutrivend, we understand just how important it is to eat right when you’re training for success, which is why we stock our vending machines with a range of great-tasting high protein snacks and drinks.

Located in gyms, fitness centres, retail stores, hotels, spas and a variety of other locations, Nutrivend machines make it easy to grab a pre or post-workout snack to fuel your body and boost your fitness.

4. Vary Your Routine

It doesn’t take long for your body to get used to a routine, which is why it’s important to adjust your training sessions regularly. If you do the same thing every time you go to the gym, you’ll notice that your progress begins to slow down as you reach a plateau. By changing your routine and experimenting with different forms of exercise, however, you can continually challenge yourself and maximise your progress.

Changing your fitness routine can be as simple as using a cross-trainer rather than an exercise bike or as adventurous as going rock climbing instead of running. By keeping your workouts new and exciting, you’ll find that it’s easier to stay motivated too.

5. Stay Accountable

When you’re accountable for your progress, you’ll be less likely to skip a training session or finish a workout early. Attending group classes instead of working out alone can be a great way to ensure you stay accountable as you work towards your goals but finding a training buddy or even monitoring your metrics using a fitness tracker can work well too. Whether you share your progress online or team up with friends to create a joint workout schedule, finding new ways to keep yourself accountable will ensure you get the most out of your workouts.

Achieve Optimum Fitness with Nutrivend

Nutrition is critical to every fitness journey, which is why we’re passionate about ensuring everyone has access to top quality sports nutrition products. If you want to ensure your staff or customers always have easy access to energy-boosting food and drink, talk to us about installing Nutrivend machines at your premises now. Call Nutrivend on 01443 719 411 or email us at hello@nutrivend.co.uk