How to Make Your Workout More Effective

Doesn’t it seem strange that two people can visit the gym approximately the same number of times each week and spend about the same length of time in it but get totally different results?

The truth is that visiting the gym is not enough. You need to know how to structure, plan, and perform your workout in such a way that it will be as effective as possible and actually produce results. I hope the tips in this article will help you do just that.

1. The right structure – A workout is not just an assortment of exercises. It needs to have the right structure. Big muscles should be trained before smaller ones because the latter play a supportive role in exercises which target the former. The same goes for ab exercises. These should be done last.

As for cardio, I like to do it after my strength session. Who wants to lift weights with a sweat soaked shirt?

2. Do complex exercises – While you can burn calories and fat with exercises such as bicep curls and triceps extensions, a better and more effective way is to do exercises which work more than just one muscle group. These burn more calories and create a greater stimulation for your body.

Some examples of complex exercises include squats, pull ups, lunges, chin ups, chest presses, push ups, and chest flies. If you do these exercises, you will get better results faster.

3. Increase your workout time, not just gym time – What’s the difference between gym time and workout time? Gym time is the overall length of time you spend at the gym. Workout time is the amount of time you actually spend exercising.

These can be very different. A lot of people spend a lot of time at the gym talking with people drinking at the bar, etc. Their workouts are not focused. To create a more intense workout experience, you need to spend more of your time on the actual workout and not on anything else. You will find that you can spend less time at the gym this way.

I hope that you will take action and apply these 3 tips. Your workouts will become more effective if you do.