80. Don’t break you exercise habit.
One of the obstacles that you can encounter when it comes to working out is when you feel like breaking the exercise habit. Once you do, it can become a regular thing to you, and eventually make you put a stop to your exercising. Thus, you should avoid long breaks in working out as much as possible. By doing that, you are ensuring that you can be in top shape for the rest of your life.
81. Preventing injury in running.
To prevent injury in running, you can actually do something different for one week in every six. For that one week, try to cut down the distance that you usually cover in half. Aside from that, instead of running 6 days for the week, you can also bring it down to 3. By doing this, you would be providing your body with a better chance to recover, which is also a good way to prevent injuries.
82. Shed off weight with milk.
Drinking lots of milk can actually help you when it comes to losing weight. This is because, milk contains a lot of calcium, and studies have proven that people who consume more calcium have lesser amounts of body fats. With that, you should include milk into your diet and combine it with your exercise program.
83. What to do with your tight muscles.
When you work out, you would find out that some of your muscles are tight, while others are more flexible. To get around it, you should spend more time in stretching your tight muscles. By doing this, they would become more flexible, which can help you more when it comes to performing certain exercise routines.
84. How to recover faster.
If you have been injured, one of the best ways to recover faster is to exercise the soonest time that it is possible. This does not mean that you should not give your body ample time to repair the injured muscles. What it means is that, as soon as you can feel that you are capable of exercising again, you should immediately go through some routines. Just make sure to focus on low intensity exercises though, so that you won’t strain your muscles.
85. Using a supplement.
You may have heard or read about people making use of supplements in conjunction with their workout programs. If you want to make use of one, you should know that there are a lot of different supplements that are available in the market today. Thus, you need to make sure that you properly select the product that you would be using, so that it can really help you attain your goals.
86. Make a list of your goals.
Aside from coming up with your long term goals, you should also have short term ones. List these goals into your notepad or a sheet of paper, which you can post on your refrigerator. It is important that you see your list on a daily basis, so that you would be constantly reminded of them. On top of that, make sure that each of the goals have dates on when you want to achieve them, so that you can see them as your deadlines.
87. How to become more committed in exercising.
It may be difficult for some people to fully commit themselves to exercising on a regular basis. If you want to make sure that you become fully committed into it, one of the things that you can do is to go to the gym each day or at least every other day, for a period of one month. By doing this, it would become a natural routine for you, which would become so much easier to do.
88. Make sure that you derive pleasure in working out.
Some people are not built for the gym. Thus, if you don’t enjoy being in the gym when you work out, then you should try working out at your own place. There may be certain things in the gym that prevent you from enjoying it. Thus, try it out at your own home, since it is very possible that it is where you really want to exercise.
89. Running hills.
Running uphill can be quite challenging. To make sure that you can do it faster though, what you can do is to focus on an object at the top of the hill, while keeping your head up. This can help you breathe easier, which would greatly help you in running faster and in making it to the top.
90. How to build up your endurance.
One of the best ways to build up your endurance is to join a marathon. To make sure that it would work , you should work hard for it, and aim to win the race. When you are able to do this, even before the marathon, you would already have your endurance improved.
91. Drawing X’s on your calendar.
There are lots of people who draw lots of X’s into their calendars these days to mark the days of the month, when they went to the gym. If you do this, just before the month is about to end, you would be able to see how many times you were able to go to the gym. Thus, it would motivate you to go to the gym more, so that you can see more X’s on your calendar.
92. Getting stronger legs with lunges.
Lunges can actually build stronger muscles in your legs. However, if you want to make it more effective than it is, you should also do the lunges in reverse. Doing it this way can actually get your front legs work more. To execute it, you only have to step backward, instead of stepping forward.
93. What to do when you are stressed out.
If you are stressed out, it is not an excuse not to go to the gym. In fact, it even gives you more reason to visit the gym, since exercising can actually relieve you of stress. This is because, when you workout, your body would actually release endorphin, which can make improvements on your mood.
94. Measuring fitness.
When it comes to measuring fitness, your weight is not the only thing that you can monitor for it. Keep in mind that if you are also going through strength training, then chances are, your muscle growth can offset your fat loss. Thus, aside from checking out your weight, you can also consider your progress in working out. If you are able to increase the number of repetitions you can do for pushups and sit-ups, then that is also a good indication of fitness improvement.
95. Squeezing the muscles in your butt.
When you need to lift weights over your head, then you should try squeezing your butt muscles. This would actually result to achieving a position, which can provide ample protection to your spine. With that, it can lower the chances of getting injuries at your back.
96. Squeezing the bar.
When you bench press and you want to put more pressure into your chest muscles, then you should try to squeeze the bar. The squeeze should follow an inward motion to properly target your chest muscles. If you want to target your triceps, then you should be squeezing the bar outwards.
97. Sleep at least 8 hours each night.
Each time you work out, you have to consider the fact that you are putting pressure to your muscles. With that, if you want to get your muscles developed, then you have to provide your body with enough time to repair them. When you sleep for at least 8 hours every night, not only would you be providing your body a chance to repair your muscles, but you are also ensuring that you would have high levels of energy the next day.
98. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients that can help your body in having good levels of energy. Aside from that, they can also ensure that you are properly hydrated. Thus, it is best to eat more of them, so that you can attain your goals in working out soon.
99. Eat more eggs.
Egg whites contain the rare protein called albumin. This type of protein can be absorbed by your body easily. Thus, it speeds up your muscle recovery, aside from helping your body in building muscles faster. Aside from that, the yolk of the egg also contains essential fatty acids, which can help in boosting your energy levels.
100. Exercise one arm at a time.
There are certain forms of exercise that can be done with just one arm or with both arms. If you want faster results from them though, it is best if you do it with just an arm each time. This is because, isolating one arm in working out can get you higher quality sets than if you use both arms together. Because of this, your muscles would get developed faster.