We live in a world where more and more people are getting into health and fitness and exercise is a big part of and. Most of us who want to exercise do it at the gym and this takes quite a lot of effort, discipline and money and because of this, you need to make sure that the work you put in is effective. Even though any exercise is good if you want to truly maximise the effects you need to do it the right way. Here are a few tips to help you out.
HIIT for cardio
Cardio is something we need to do in order to lose weight but it’s something almost everyone hates. It tends to be boring and long and for people living a fast-paced life, this is not the best way to exercise. High intensity interval training ( HIIT for short) is one of the most effective ways to do cardio. It’s short but extremely hard and more effective when compared to normal cardio so you will get more out of the time you spend.
If you are someone lifting weights as part of your workout go as heavy as you can. Sticking in the 5-8 rep range is considered to be the best as this puts your muscles under more strain the weights that will allow you to do 10 – 12 reps. However, you need to be careful and know your limit when doing this as the heavier you go the more dangerous it can become.
Change things up from time to time
This is one of the most important things you can do but most people ignore it. Over time our bodies get used to the exercises we do and they tend to decrease the effectiveness. Because of this, it’s important that you change your work out from time to time. Six weeks is a good interval for you. You can repeat some exercises but try to change the majority as this will challenge your body more. On the other hand, it can also make things fresh and interesting.
Rest and eat well
No matter how much you work out the food you eat can have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing and you need to make sure that you look into these things. A healthy diet and good sleep are vital for a healthy body.
Going to the gym and working out is a lot of effort so you need to make sure that you get the most out of it. Follow these tips and you will be able to make things happen.