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Finding it hard to keep focused on you workout or getting side tracked? Don’t worry, this happens to all of us sometimes. Whether is a funny show your watching on the treadmill or you just can’t seem to get back on track, try these few tips and get on the path to better workouts and few mistakes.
3 Ways To Improve Mental Focus During A Workout
1. Move Faster
This is probably the best way to help improve your mental focus quickly. While everyone is standing still, grab your weights and go! You need to break through that mental clutter and fine tune it to the frequency to workout better. When you move faster your sense adjust to more complicated movements while balancing different units og weight. This will train your mind to never let your body rest and focus on your workout which improves timing, speed, accuracy and intensity.
2.Count Your Reps In Your Heads
Having small goals in your head will help your body achieve it. Setting a bar for yourself and trying to acheive takes a lot of mental focus. So for example you want to do 15 pushups, count up to that in your head. Once you achieve a number, it makes it much easier to reach it again because it builds confidence mentally and physical expands your limits.
3. Don’t Ever Sit Down
Sitting down is not what you should be doing if you want a great workout, when your standing this helps put your mind in a ‘need to do something’ mode. So try this next time you workout and only sit down if your actually going to do some lifting. If your not, keep on your feet and keep doing something.
Like the 50 million other people on the planet who love to exercise after they get off work, don’t struggle like they do when you hit the gym ready for a good time. Use the tips in this post to help boost your energy and get yourself ready for a good workout after you leave the office.
Eat A Very late Lunch At Work
Eating a late lunch at around 4:00 pm can help give you energy so that you can head straight to the gym for a good workout. This is how you really can maximize efficiency and skip going home for a meal and then to the gym afterwards. Always think ahead and make smarter choices
Drink Plenty Of Water At Work
Essentially, you should avoid any drinks like coffee or carbonated drinks with sugar during the day. These can often not make you feel that great and destroy your energy level. Stick to water, the more water you drink the better you will feel and more hydrated you will be for a good workout.
Take A Power Nap For 20-30 Minutes
Sometimes we are so busy during the day that we rarely take time to rest our eyes and mind. Take one or two breaks during the day to rest somewhere quiet, close your eyes and relax. A short nap can work wonders for helping you get back on your feet and ready for a workout after you get off of work.
These simple times might just help you get an even better workout than ever, or at least give you enough energy for the drive home! If you have any comments or suggestions for going home after work then please feel free to leave them below.
Looking for a great volumizer supplement that will increase your muscle size, look and feel? Ever wanted to get that very large vascular look like most bodybuilders and trainers seem to have, then you should really think about getting some BSN Vaso in your routine.
It’s not easy to maintain a very lean, healthy vascular look…believe me I have tried. The most impressive look is to have muscle in all the right areas, while keeping a ripped look all the way down to the stomach area showing off a nice carved stomach.
To achieve this look naturally it takes a lot of commitment, hard work and the proper nutrition to look this way. We all know how hard it can be with management of your hunger, while trying to keep hydrated enough and find time to exercise. So why not use a little extra boost, and enjoy the easy way out for a change?
Include a dose of BSN Vaso to your workouts and get more vascularity while increasing muscles size. Nitric oxide is the best and by far the safest way to accelerate your training results, other than taking Steroids! BSN Vaso contain 3 nitric oxide promoters.
The great part about this product is that it really helps you get through your workouts, and helps you push harder. If your tired that day, or just haven’t hydrated enough this supplement will help your blast though that barrier. Of course your diet does come into play, which is why you should continue with a healthy balanced diet with plenty of protein.
Fatigue will be squashed once you start using this product, you will notice the energy to do much longer workouts and more intense with your exercises. Enjoy a full 360 pill supply on amazon for $53.99, which will last you a long time.
I recommend a product like this if you are just starting out to use any type of nitric oxide product, and try using some added whey protein for after your workouts with a healthy balanced diet of carbohydrates, protein and natural fats. Supplements should never be taken as a replacement for real healthy whole foods. Use wisely, and stop taking if you notice any side effects like dizziness, jitters or sleeplessness.
Sometimes eating too healthy can be a bad thing, especially if you are an active person. Since active people need more energy everyday, they need to eat non or less healthy foods sometimes to keep up with those calories.
Muscles need good nutrition and energy, and even more so for people who are active and trying to build muscles. So why does it feel so good when he occasional hamburger or bowl of ice cream feel so good.
Well, to break it down technically its the high levels of sugars, which spark muscle growth and from those carbohydrates and insulin. Insulin levels need to be spiked before and after a good intense workout, this is how muscles can go so fast. Which is why companies like Gatorade or Powerade supply a variety of high sugar products with electrolytes in them for athletes to use.
Yet too much insulin can be a bad thing, since when you have too much sugar which is over your body’s capacity to use for muscle growth actually turns into fat.
So how does this relate to eating too healthy and how its bad for you? Eating to healthy can be often not enough to spark increased muscle growth and recovery during those peak times like before a workout. Which is why that sometimes on off days or before and after workouts it ok to eat high calories things to surge the power of insulin sparking muscle growth.
Not saying you should go out and buy a tub of ice cream and then go workout. Im saying that when you eat your healthy meals before your workouts try adding something extra to spark your insulin levels. Have some chocolate, drink a sports drink or eat a few greasy french fries.
Eating too healthy is not always a good thing, because much of the time it would take a lot of healthy foods to get your insulin levels to spike really high. So in moderation try to eat something sugary at those peak times, but remember to overall eat as healthy as you can. Everything moderation when you make those exceptions, just eat smart and you can’t lose !
Being more efficient in the gym by adding abs to your workout and in between your exercise will make sure your abs get an amazing workout.”Most people who are trying to get great abs that leave ab exercises to the end of a workout are not doing enough to get an amazing set of abs.” Bodybuilding Mr.Kyrela Champion says.
To get a great workout for your abs, you must work them like a regular muscle group. Which is why I do my ab exercises at the beginning of a workout?” The effort that people have left at the end of a workout is just not good enough. Which is why you should use these three ways to get a great ab workout in the middle or if not the beginning of your workout between exercises?
Here are the 5 ways to add ab exercises to a workout routine:
1. Use Added Weights
Using extra weight like a dumbbell or plate really gives your core a better workout. Add weighted leg raises, machine crunches or a medicine ball for 3 sets of 15 reps in between your muscle group exercises. (like Legs or Chest)
2. Do More Leg Raises
Hanging leg raises or stationary leg raises are extremely effective for carving great core muscles. If you are using cables, or a pull up bar. Do the same, 3 sets of 15 reps in between whatever else you are working on that day.
3. Do Planks
Doing side planks, front planks in between other exercises also workouts your core well. Try to do several sets of planks during your workout until you become a master.
4. Bosu Balls
Do more exercises on a bosu ball or exercise ball, this works your core also. When diving into a shoulder workout, you can sit on a ball, keeping your core tight and get an amazing ab tightening workout from just a few tough exercises. Then you can simply use the exercise ball to do some crunches in between sets.
5. Do more Exercises When Your Standing
When you’re standing up doing, which ever exercise, this will also be working your core, obliques and love handles. What you want to do at the end of every exercise, whether a shoulder press or a tricep press, is to keep your core tight and do the last three reps very slowly. This will contract your core, forcing you to maintain your stability, thus working out your abs!
If you enjoyed reading this post, please feel free to comment! Until next time Troopers!
Need a spotter, or about to do a really heavy set? Forget that, all you need is your confidence and technique to squeeze through the hardest sets of your workout.
Many people fail to complete their hardest set, which is where confidence is formed and growth happens. It’s so important to get your last set complete, since you should always be doing more challenging moves and lifting more every workout if you really want to see improvements.
First, you need to pimp yourself up and get some rest for the most challenging sets, after that explode with force and the will to win. Then physically and physiologically get prepared. Think of the weights as light feathers, and at the same time push out 3 really big exhales, count down from 10 and go!
Counting down to something mentally prepares your mind for action and force’s reaction. Breathing out really fast pump’s blood rapidly to you muscles, and of course remember to breath in. Your muscles need new oxygen and to release all that nitrogen, think of it like recharging them.
Second is the technique, if you have to right moves and form it can make it faster and easier to get through your hardest set. Study your routine and look for ways to help you on the first and last reps, such as kicking weight’s up in the air when you’re doing dumbbell shoulder press. Alternatively, how you should arch your back when you are doing bench press or incline bench press.
Technique can help anyone get through their toughest sets, or also knowing how to grip weights correctly. Proper grip can be equally important to provide added strength and help with th success of your most challenging feats in the gym.