Are you ready to take your fitness to the next level? If you answered yes continue reading to discover a few invaluable fitness tips which will help you increase your current level of fitness.
Avoid pushing yourself too far too soon
While you may think it’s important to continually push your limits with your workouts, if you push yourself too far before your body is ready for a difficult challenge, you may end up injuring yourself. Worse yet you may a long term injury or niggle that you’ll have to work with for the rest of your life. Instead give yourself small, achievable goals, which you can slowly ramp up over several months. So that you’ll be able to continue working on your fitness journey and won’t have to spend several weeks sitting out your workouts in order to recover from an unnecessary injury.
Don’t be put off if you don’t have time for a full hour of exercise
If your free time is limited, it’s a great idea to fit small, quick workouts into your day. As an example, if you wake up 20 minutes early one morning, you may want to complete a short yoga session or you may want to fit a quick workout into your work break. Even if you aim to workout for an hour each day, if you don’t have an hour block of free time, you can fit 2-3 short workouts into your day instead to enjoy the same health benefits.
Consider signing up for an event
One way to motivate yourself to keep up with your training regime is to consider singing up for a large-scale event in a few months’ time. As an example, you may want to sign up for a triathlon, a marathon or half marathon or an iron man challenge. To further increase your motivation to train on a daily basis, you may want to invite a friend or family member to sign up for your chosen challenge with you. Alternatively, some events such as obstacle course events like Spartan, even allow group entries, which will allow you to compete at an event as a relay team.
If you hit a plateau, consider booking an appointment with a personal trainer and a dietician
If you reach a plateau that you find difficult to break past, you may want to consider hiring the services of a dietician or a personal trainer, in order to modify your health and fitness plan. Talking to a dietician is a smart idea, as even if you already consume a fairly healthy diet, they’ll be able to modify your diet to ensure that your body gets specific vitamins and nutrients which will help you excel during your workouts, which should help you work your way through a frustrating plateau.
Incorporate cross-training into your routine
Cross-training involves completing different workouts on different days, to ensure that your body doesn’t become too used to your workout routine. As an example, you may want to strength train at the gym on Mondays and complete a swimming session on Tuesdays before running on Wednesday nights.
So if you’re keen to take your fitness to the next level, it’s well worth listening to the valuable advice which was outlined above. Especially if you have long-term fitness goals which you’re interested in working towards.