When it comes to working out and trying to get into a better shape, there are thousands if not hundreds of thousands of experts and muscle building addicts who can give you a bunch of information. You’ll be bombarded with info around heart rate zones, weightlifting exercises, food supplements and HIIT. It could at times become overwhelming and not everyone who’s living their active lifestyle needs to hear all of this so today, we are going to point out 9 tips that could be useful for those at the start of their physical routines or those who are well on their way.
How often should I be working out?
Let’s start by saying: “Anything is better than nothing”. Daily exercise/movement is crucial (talking about you guys who have a desk job) and if you find yourself nearly unable to do so, try creating a short 20 minutes (High Intensity Interval Training) 3 times a day, around breakfast time, after lunch and after dinner is not only great to get your active life going but also helps enormously with your digestion system.
Once you’ve reached your fitness goals, it would be fine to scale back somewhat, but never stop completely. In order to stay in your desired shape, you ought to keep being active.
What’s the best time of day to work out?
This is a simple one to answer: The best time to work out is whenever you can do it consistently. There isn’t exactly a great workout time that’s set up for everyone, but there is one for you specifically. If you have a stressful 9-5 job, then getting your sweat (and frustration of the day) out after leaving work would be great. Some however feel more energetic getting up early, have breakfast and start sweating even before work starts, your pick.
What’s best to eat/drink before a workout?
Depending on the workout you are about to be doing, the intake can vary. Most light workouts, such as a quick jog, pushups, light spinning or even power walking could usually be done without any extra intake before starting and you’ll be able to rely on your water during.
However, if you are about to start a heavy HIIT workout, you will find yourself in need of a healthy snack that contains a mixture of carbs and protein (such as apple slices with peanut butter) one to three hours before you start at the gym.
As far as drinks go, a mix of fruit blended without artificial sweeteners will go a long way when you have it 1 to 3 hours before your actual workout.
This wraps up part 1 of our 9 Basic Workout Tips Getting You Fit for Beginners. Click here to get more tips and a great supply of workout gear for YOU!