Performing exercises effectively is about keeping your body, life and workout in balance. This is often a point the majority of people are not able to grasp. They think exercising is purely the time and effort you’re applying, when in the gym or fitness centre, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. You will find these folks either not giving their workout the effort it deserves. You already know the type, reading a magazine whilst cycling at a pace I could hop quicker than, or standing around watching the TV in between sets. Or, they’ll be the kind of individuals who exercise hard whilst in the gym or fitness centre, but as soon as they leave they’ll start eating all the bad foods which are putting them back to square one again.
As stated previously, you have to keep everything in balance, and the main things it is advisable to keep in balance are your eating, your workout, and that that might come as a shock to some, but also your sleep.
The body needs sleep so that you can rest and recuperate. If one’s body isn’t getting enough sleep, not only are you more prone to have a poor performing workout the very next time around, but your injury risk is also increased as your body isn’t able to heal itself effectively.
Your regular workout must also be in balance. I’m a strong believer that if your are working out, we have to workout the entire body. What sense is there in only training the upper body, or only exercising the lower half of the body? This isn’t keeping the body in balance, and can actually lead to injury. If you’re doing lifting weights, make sure you workout the upper body as well as the lower body. If you are stuck for ideas on what lower body workouts to do, try squats, as they exercise every leg muscle when done correctly. Think about it. You would not do a weights session and only workout the right hand side of your body would you? Only doing barbell curls with your right hand? It makes no sense.
On this note, if you’re doing weights, you should also do cardio, as I’ve found those who only do weights and skip cardio completely, are frequently soft in the middle. What I mean by this is they have unwanted weight on their stomach region, mainly because of their poor diet, and the fact that their body isn’t burning the foods they are consuming fully, they are storing it excessively.
The last part of this article is to discuss diet. Should you have the wrong diet, what point is there in performing exercises? At the best, you’ll only be burning the foods your consuming, and that’s if you are even working that hard while working out. If you wish to have a better body or fitter generally, eat a health, nutritious diet, and learn when to eat particular foods, and when to avoid them. Only by balancing out your life in this way are you going to see the maximum results of your efforts.