With so many shapes and sizes working out at the gym, we’d expect those who strength train to focus on a variety of goals to be fit. Still—we see a lot of amazing upper bodies. We want to make sure you’re giving your legs the attention they deserve. Symmetry is important, both for strength as well as for appearance, and these lower body workout techniques will help.
Plateaus are common, but you don’t have to settle in: if you feel you should be building more strength or increasing endurance, it might be time to progress your workout plan.
Top trainers—including many here at XSport Fitness–use metabolic training principals to advance workout routines and push past fitness plateaus. Here are some tips for you.
Maybe you’ve been at this fitness and diet thing for a while, and you’re wondering what you might do differently this time to make healthy changes that will actually stick. Or, maybe you’re new to your gym, and you wonder what you can expect to do in order to get the measurable workout results you want. Take these six steps to find out!
- Get a health assessment. It’s a good idea to check with your doctor before beginning a new fitness activity or eating plan. A standard physical and blood tests can not only give you a baseline for your health status, they may reveal needs you should address and issues you can prevent. These can range from vitamin deficiencies or water retention, to health risks like adult-onset diabetes or metabolic syndrome. If problem areas are identified, get advice from the doc and consider retesting n a few months.
There you are again, your arms reaching forward and your head tilted down. The tension that comes with sitting at a desk is an issue at the new tech-centered workplace.
It’s the same effect if you stand all day; your posture may suffer. Whether you’re working at a desk, as a stylist at a salon or a teacher grading papers, ouch—slouch hurts!
In Part 1 of our article, we covered ways to make the most of a half hour at the gym. Now we’re focusing on concentrated group fitness classes you might want to take advantage of.
What do you do when you find yourself crunched for time to work out and be fit?
Even serious athletes find themselves crunched for time to work out—what do you do when work, family, and other obligations leave you with only the time for a 30 minute gym workout?
There’s no reason to say it’s not worth it and skip your session altogether. If you can fit in a half an hour at the gym, you can use several different tricks to make the most to be fit.