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June 12, 2017 Written by Brad Russell

7 Tips to Maximise Your Workouts and Get Results

Integrating exercise into your daily routine can help you burn fat, lose weight, boost your strength and energy, reduce stress, and improve your overall health. Whew, that’s a long list of benefits.

However, too many people just start running and hitting the weights without developing a plan to maximise their results. Here are seven fail-proof tips to help you do exactly that:

1. Establish a Base Fitness Level

Young couple runningIn order to maximise your workouts and results, you will need to increase the effort you put into your workouts. However, you can’t track progress unless you know your current fitness level.

There are a few things you can do to establish your base fitness level. A popular test is to time yourself while you run 1-4km. Another is to see how many reps or how much weight you can bench press or curl.

2. Plan Your Workout

Before hitting the gym, it’s important to plan your workout. Consider your base fitness level and how much available workout time you have available, then decide on which activities to focus on. By mapping out a plan of attack, you’ll know exactly what to do and avoid wasting time, which usually leads to shortened workouts and poor results.

You can split your workouts each week by focusing on different body parts on different days, or you can perform full body workouts two to four times a week. Everyone is different, so the key is figuring out which workout routine is right for you.

However, make sure to incorporate rest days and make some time to warm up before your workout. Time for cooling down your body and hydrating with AMPED Hydrate should also be taken into account.

3. Change Up Your Routine

The body is extremely adaptive and can easily develop a tolerance to an exercise or workout routine. It’s also quite easy to become bored with a routine and need to mix things up. In addition to challenging your muscles and preventing boredom, changing up your routine every few weeks or so will also help keep you from overusing certain muscles, which may lead to soreness or injury.

When changing up your workout routine, try performing new exercises or activities that will allow you to accomplish your fitness goals. For example, if your current routine involves doing 40 crunches and jogging for 20 minutes, try doing shorts sprints instead of jogging, 10 minutes of jumping jacks, and a few minutes of planks. You get the idea.

4. Try High-Intensity Interval Training

HIIT WorkoutHigh-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, has proven to improve cardiovascular health, increase the body’s ability to burn fat, and strengthen the muscles. The key to HIIT is to quickly alternate between light and hard exercises. Here’s an example of an excellent high-intensity routine:

  1. Bike or sprint as fast as you can until you breathe hard and have a difficult time conversing. You should try to reach 80-90 percent of your maximum heart rate.
  2. Then, perform a low-intensity activity, such as light jogging or walking in place for one minute. Your heart should beat at approximately 50 percent of its maximum rate.
  3. Simply repeat the process.

By performing this HIIT routine three times a week, you’ll amplify your results in record time.

5. Stay Hydrated

You should be well-hydrated before, during, and after each and every workout. Fortunately, thanks to AMPED Hydrate and other Isagenix UK products, staying hydrated is easier than ever before.

6. Amp Up Before Working Out

Consume one Isagenix Eshot or another high-energy snack before you begin your workout. This will give you the extra boost you need to tackle your workout and perform at your best, and it’s especially necessary when performing high-intensity interval training.

7. Don’t Over Do It

There’s no need to push yourself past your limits when training. While many people falsely think pushing the muscles to the max is a good thing, there’s no evidence it actually boosts muscle growth. Instead, it may cause injury and actually hurt your progress.

Well, there you have it. Although there are several other things you can do to maximise your workouts, these seven tips will help you get the most out of each one and amp up your results!