New Year, New Training, New You

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It’s that time of year again where gyms are filled to the brim with people looking to improve their fitness as part of a new year’s resolution. Maybe they hired a trainer, maybe they are running on a treadmill mindlessly starting into a wall or maybe they are on their phone sitting a bench with a loaded barbell behind them not realizing 20 minutes have passed. No matter what it isn’t hard to tell who is fully committed to achieving their fitness goals and who is not, all you have to do is watch and learn. With a gym being so busy in the New Year it can seem tough to get a decent workout in with everyone using everything. However the best ways to maximize time in the gym doesn’t necessarily come from what you lift, it comes with how you think.

 

Maximizing time in the gym starts before you even set foot in the facility. Here’s 3 tips on how to get the most out of your workout’s before you hit the gym.

 

1)      Budget your time well

Most people don’t usually have time to hit the gym 5 days a week which is understandable, everyone has work or social commitments which need to be attended to. However this can lead to some saying they don’t have time for the gym which may not necessarily be true. You can still set achievable goals for hitting the gym once or twice a week and can lead into a lifelong fitness lifestyle.

 

2)      Be specific with a goal

The vast majority of people who I see enter the gym know they want to improve their fitness but may not have a specific goal in mind. Knowing if you want to lose weight, gain muscle, improve athletic performance or anything else can be crucial to maximizing time achieving fitness goals. It’ll help you find what you need to do a lot quicker and this an area where a personal trainer can help. They can help you develop the fitness routine that helps you get to your goal faster and will give you tips for when you are working out on your own and even after you might stop working with them.

 

3)      Stop procrastinating!

Procrastinating is one of the biggest time wasters out there and can come in many forms. You can be on a call, you pace around, you can well….do anything. Procrastination is the avoidance of an important activity by doing less important activities and can be a major setback to anything. Some ways you can decrease procrastination would be to budget your time well, have a specific goal in mind and know what you need to get done. Also, if you are doing an activity you enjoy such as deadlifting, biking, or swimming, whatever it may be. You will be less likely to procrastinate.

 

 

Oh and a quick 4th tip. Rinse and repeat. Fitness goals aren’t achieved in a single day, but that single day can be the start of a new you. The tips I provided can work for just about anyone whether you are new to working out or are an experienced gym goer. Having an active lifestyle doesn’t just come from what you lift, but from how you think.

 

Happy lifting friends!

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