When it comes to exercising, it's not always the smoothest journey. We all have good intentions, hence why the busiest time of the year for gym goers is January in the 'new year, new me' phase that slowly wilts away as Spring arrives.
So, how can we ensure that we are getting the most out of our workouts and are there any top secrets that can be revealed?
Well, I don't know about secrets but over my time as a personal trainer, bikini fitness model, and avid gym bunny I've definitely learnt a few tricks of the trade.
Now, this isn't essential, but if you get to the point that your calories are slightly depleted and you're finding it harder and harder to get out of bed on those gloomy mornings and constantly hitting that snooze button or getting home after work and finding the sofa a lot more inviting than the gym then something has to change.
Pre-workout is filled with caffeine and will give you that extra buzz you need to not only get to the gym but smash your workout as well.
Oh, haven't we all heard that one before? But seriously sleep is so important. Try to get those vital 8 hours as they really will make such a difference.
Whilst on my journey to competition I found that on days that I didn't get enough sleep I would eat more than I should and skipped my workouts. Struggling to switch off? Try taking a magnesium supplement to help aid sleep and reduce stress levels.
Make A Plan
Turning up to the gym might be a great start, but turning up without a plan for your workout is another way to fail. Plan what you're going to train in advance and stick to it!
Separate your sessions into different days, whether upper body, lower body, arms, legs - however works for you, just make a plan for your workout to guarantee a good session.