How to Get the Most From Your Workout
Chances are you workout somewhere between two and five times a week.
With training sessions lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, these workouts are a small portion of your week.
Thus, when you step foot into the gym, you need to make the most of your time. Here are five steps to help you get the most out of your workouts.
5 Steps to Get the Most Out of Your Workout
Step 1) Unwind and Unplug
As you get to the gym, switch your phone into airplane mode or do not disturb. Turning off these outside distractions will help you bring more attention to the tasks at hand.
Following this, take a couple of deep breaths and unwind. Shift your attention to the present moment and the intention for your workout.
Step 2) Set Your Intention and Focus
Next, as you copy down your workout for the day from the CoachRX app and onto a whiteboard, set your intention for the training session. Setting a training intention to stay present for every repetition or to push one exercise as heavy as possible will keep your mind on the task at hand.
Step 3) Train, Enjoy, Socialize
Now, train, enjoy, and socialize. Execute your workout and have fun. Talk to those around you on the gym floor and build a sense of community.
Building relationships and having fun are core tenets of making progress, as it helps you stay consistent. That’s why our gyms have a community environment that encourages our clients to interact with each other throughout their whole training session.
Step 4) Cooldown, Reflect, Input Results
As you finish your workout, cool down. Go for a walk around the block or ride the Assault Bike at an easy pace for 5 - 10 minutes. Cooling down will get your body temperature back to normal and help you transition into life outside the gym.
As you cool down, reflect on your training session.
- What exercises did you enjoy?
- When did you feel the strongest?
- When did you have the best form?
- How does your body feel after this workout?
- What would you do differently next time?
Make a mental note of these reflections. Then, as you input the results of your session into CoachRx include your reflections.
Step 5) Fuel, Rest, Recover
As you leave the gym, fuel, rest, and recover.
When you finish your workout it’s time to refuel. To make this process easier, have a meal already prepared and waiting for you as you leave the gym. If you work out in between meals, have a quality snack on hand to tide you over until your next meal.
As you go about the rest of your day, rest and recover. Try to keep your stress levels low and drink plenty of water. Then as evening approaches, practice good sleep hygiene and start winding down an hour before you want to go to sleep. Nailing your recovery will get you results faster and prepare you for your next training session.
The Secret to Getting the Most Out of Your Workout
The secret to getting the most out of your workout is a personalized training program. A program designed around your abilities.
But for us, it’s no secret.
It’s the cornerstone of all OPEX Gyms.
Every client in our gyms gets their own personalized program designed around their abilities and tailored to their goals.
Start getting the most out of your workout today and find an OPEX Gym near you.