Let’s start by saying that maintaining a fitness routine isn’t that simple and sometimes isn’t that enjoyable. It is vital that we attempt to achieve this higher level of well-being, but it’s going to take some hard-work and effort on your behalf. Luckily, you don’t need to approach it in any extreme fashion. All you need is a bit of time and dedicated effort. Many find that it can be enjoyable.
Do you not have a lot of time for working out? Split your workout session into a pair of halves. You don’t have to work out more, just break the time in half. If you cut your work out into half, do the first session early in the day and the second half in the evening. If you break your work out into 3 sessions, do the middle session near lunch time. You can split a gym workout into one workout in the gym and one outdoors, if making two trips to the gym doesn’t fit your daily schedule.
Push-ups are an oldie-but-goodie for getting the jiggle out of your triceps. Instead of doing normal push-ups, turn your hands at a 45 degree angle. This targeted push-up exercise will strengthen and tone those hard-to-reach triceps like no other exercise out there.
A basic weight lifting routine of high weight and lower repetitions is good for building muscles. Select a certain muscle group and begin your routine. Warm up by using weights that you find less challenging to lift. A weight that allows you to perform 15 to 20 repetitions is about right. The second set should consist of heavier weights with half the amount of repetitions. Add about five more pounds and repeat.
Keep a daily fitness diary. Note your regular workouts as well as any extra moving you do. Get a pedometer to record the number of steps you walked during the day. This diary will be a visual reminder of how far you have come.
Although a number of people like exercising on treadmills either in a gym or at home, running outdoors is actually better exercise. Although treadmills are especially convenient during the winter months, running outside on pavement is best.
You should count from the largest number down to one when you need to count the reps you need to do for an exercise. Counting down makes it easier for you to keep track of your reps as well as keeping you motivated.
If you are looking to speed up your strength building, try exercising the same amount but cutting your exercise time by 10%. By doing this, your muscles will work harder, plus you will increase your endurance. As an example, if you exercise in 30 minute increments typically, do the same amount in 27 minutes tomorrow.
Training like Kenyan runners can help you increase not only your speed, but also your endurance. The Kenyan way of training is to start off slow for approximately a third of the run. Your overall pace is going to increase bit by bit over the whole length of your run. When you are a third of the way through, run at a normal speed. During the last third, you need to be at your fastest pace. If you can do that, over time you are going to see differences in your endurance and speed times.
The bottom line is that while gaining fitness can be tough, if you set your mind to the potential benefits, you will surely succeed. And you do not have to go through this by yourself. All you need to do is begin and you will find the help you need.