Hey, it’s Jeff here …
I get asked a LOT about how to speed up results when it comes to health and fitness.
And I usually tell people that the fact is, rather than trying to race to reach whatever your goal is, the best thing you can do is create a lifestyle that supports that goal.
When you do that, your goal becomes a byproduct of your lifestyle.
BUT … in this video I’m going to break down 5 ways you can boost the results from your workouts … STARTING TODAY.
By “results,” I mean noticeable changes in your stamina, strength, energy, and overall fitness. “This is a super important part of your overall health & wellness because it plays into your immune system, your sleep, heart health and so much more.”
Before I get into the tips, I want you to remember one thing that will help drive all of your results:
Here it is …
Always remember that YOU ARE AN ATHLETE in training … no matter how young or old you are, or your current fitness level.
You are training for your BEST LIFE.
Having a fit, strong, and healthy body that can help you make the MOST of every single day is something worth fighting for!
So here we go with your 5 working-boosting tips:
TIP 1: Set your priorities
In other words: Get excited about a goal!
Maybe you want to finally be able garden, move furniture, or do anything else around your house without limitations.
Or be able to go on vacation and hike or walk around a new city nonstop or add distance to your golf drive.
Let your mind go to something you’ve always wanted to try or do.
As adults, we often write off those goals as silly or frivolous.
They aren’t! They can add a fun factor to your routine (and also a clear purpose).
TIP 2: Have a plan
When you have a priority, you can arrange your workouts to make it happen.
By that, I mean create a plan with the right kind of exercises … including how often you do those exercises, etc.
As an example, if you want to be able to do 10 push-ups, running 3 days a week won’t help you with that. But building your strength (especially core & upper body) will.
TIP 3: Make sure your plan is progressive
This is directly related to creating the plan I mentioned in tip #2 … but takes it one step further.
It’s making sure your plan grows and changes as you get fitter. Personal trainers call this “periodization.”
That’s the beauty of working with a personal trainer 1-1 at MaxStrength Fitness.
You don’t have to worry about program design. We use our expertise based on your goals and physical abilities to make sure your plan is progressive.
You want to make sure your workouts challenge you just enough to move you closer to your goals, but not so much that you feel drained, overly sore, or get injured.
TIP 4: Eat to support your goal
As the old saying goes, you are what you eat, so the first step is to make sure you are eating a high-quality diet, filled with nutrient-dense food in the right portions for how active you are.
Then, come up with a snack strategy to refuel right after your workout. Aim for a carb-protein mini-meal to give your muscles a jumpstart on recovery.
Your body is especially receptive to carbs and protein after your workout – so getting this right will help you maximize your efforts.
Some great go-to’s are a protein smoothie, chocolate milk, or half a turkey sandwich.
“For more specifics, grab a copy of my latest ebook, The Ultimate Post-Workout & Recovery Guide. You can download it at www.maxstrengthfitness.com/recovery.
TIP 5: Reset, Recover & Rest
“I also cover this topic in The Ultimate Post-Workout & Recovery Guide, but it helps to keep this in mind.
Your workouts create stress in your body (good stress, but it’s still stress).
That’s why it’s so important to give yourself time to reset, recover, and rest afterward.
Not only will it help you get the best results from the workout you just did, but it helps your body get ready for your NEXT one.
On a practical level, “reset” means taking a few quiet minutes after you finish your final exercise to help reset your nervous system out of stress mode and into relaxation mode. Stretching is a great way to do this.
“Recover” means giving your muscles 24 to 48 hours between workouts to repair and rebuild.
“Rest” is all about sleep, aiming for 7-8 hours of quality shuteye every night so your body can restore your immune function, rebalance your hormones, remove waste, and help your body get ready for the next day.
So there you have it!
Prioritize, plan, make room for progress, refuel, and recover!
I hope these five tips help you take your workouts to the NEXT LEVEL and help you hit your goals faster.
If you are looking for a proven plan to set and reach your goals look no further!
You can request a free initial consultation and demo workout at maxstrengthfitness.com
Thank you so much for watching and until next time be strong, eat clean and live well!