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Prepairing for a workout

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Preparing for a workout is much like preparing for a battle. With that I mean you must arrive at the gym, the same way a soldier would arrive on the battle field… with complete focus, and your mind clear of distractions.

To make successful progress you must always push yourself beyond your limits. Follow these pre-workout tips, and you will consistently have amazing workouts where setting new personal records will be a normal thing.

1. Do not train while you’re tired

If you do not have enough energy, you will not successfully surpass your previous goal. Even more-so, lifting heavy weights while being physically or mentally exhausted is dangerous.

2. Shower before you work out

Not only do I shower after I workout at the gym, but I also shower before. Not only does it give me a boost of energy, but I feel amazing and in the zone, ready to workout.

3. Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine

Some people may argue that caffeine may be bad for you, however in my experience it is a lifesaver. It not only gives me energy, but also focus. Studies have shown that caffeine can dull pain responses leading to delayed fatigue in high intensity workouts.

4. Have your playlist ready

Having a solid playlist before you workout is a must. There may not be any studies about this, but I can tell you that I usually push myself just a little bit more, and a little harder, without even knowing I’m doing it when I have some good music going through my headphones. There’s just something about certain songs/tracks that make me want to push myself just a tad bit more with the right music.

Utilizing these tips can easily help with your workout routine. If you have any other suggestions that I may add please feel free to drop it in the comment box, or use the Contact Me page and I will get back to you at the earliest I possibly can!