Right Mind, Right Body, Right Workout: Get the Most Out of Your Routine

 

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Are you getting the most out of your workouts? Or do you want to get more out of your daily rise-and-grind and blast your muscles effectively? There are a lot of different tactics — both mental and physical — for increasing the gains from your workout. Get out of your head and into your body! Presented courtesy of Glamour Moments, here are some ways to make sure you’re getting everything you need out of your workout routine.

Find your motivation.

 One of the best ways to get the most out of every workout is by putting yourself in the right headspace. Physical wellbeing is important, yes — but mental strength is just as critical, if not even more so. You can give yourself pep talks beforehand or envision what your workout is going to be like that day.

 Finding your motivation is key. If you’re having a hard time getting started, it could be that you’re bored with your normal routine. Change things up — do more or less cardio, or more or less free weights. Just make sure you’re doing what you like to do because enjoyment in your workout will guarantee that you push yourself to your limits.

 

You can also find motivation in other ways, such as — surprisingly — your workout clothes. It’s important to purchase clothing that feels comfortable when you’re working out, including everything from a supportive bra to comfortable footwear. When you have clothing that feels good when working out, you’re more likely to stick to that routine

Create the right ambiance.

 Music has long been the exerciser’s best friend and depending on the kind of workout you’re doing, there are proven benefits. For instance, if you’re doing a yoga workout, listening to music could reduce stress hormones and decrease your heart rate — both important in increasing your gains from your yoga practice.

 

Musical playlists are also a great way to get in the mood for working out. Music has been proven to distract you from pain, increase your endurance, and boost your mood.

Watch what you consume.

 It’s not just an old wives’ tale that what you put in your body has an impact on your physical fitness. Eating healthy and making sure you are treating your body like the temple it is are essential aspects of your workout routine — before and after you sweat out those calories.

 

Foods that enhance athletic performance include sprouts, flax seeds, and beet juice — all of which contain vital nutrients like calcium, Omega-3 fatty acids, and amino acids. Beet juice, in particular, is helpful because it’s fat-free and contains essential vitamins and nitrates.

 

Another natural way to get the vitamins you need is to drink a protein shake after your workout. When you exercise, you create tears in your muscles, and protein powder contains the right kinds of amino acids to rejuvenate those small rips and rebuild your muscles. High-quality lean protein can also support your immune and digestive system, as well as limit cravings if you’re trying to lose weight.

Partner with experts

Mental and physical coaching go hand in hand, and partnering with the right people to get you those results can make a huge difference in your athletic gains. Mental and physical health coaches can get you in that headspace, help you improve your diet and workout routine, and help you get the results you want.

About the author:

Julie Morris is a life and career coach who is passionate about inspiring and helping people live their best lives. Her life experiences have helped her to motivate people. She used to be in an unfulfilling career in finance before she's found her calling in helping people.

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