How do you like your workout to look like? Do you love to wear yourself out in one continuance but short session? Or maybe you prefer to extend it over a few hours as you also spend time with your friend which is also your workout partner? The key is to keep it balanced. How do you keep your workouts balanced you ask? All the answers to follow – let’s begin!
The first part of any workout should be the warming up. Why is it important? Because during workouts we strive to push our muscles to its limits and when the muscle is “cold” two things might happen. First – you won’t be able to push it to its best. And second – you may strain it. Warming up will allow your body to work at its best during the workout and will reduce injuries.
Before choosing the exercise you want to start with, you need to choose the parts of your body you want to start with. Meaning – do you want to initially work on your upper body? Your arms? Or maybe the lower parts and legs? It is best to focus on one of the two – set a session of several exercises to work on that part and only then move to the second. Every exercise should be repeated about 3-5 times each and only after you complete the exercise’s set you can move to the next exercise, but not without recovering!
Recovering time allows you to restore your heartbeat rate so you will be able to get to the maximum of your abilities on the next exercise. If you won’t allow yourself the recovery time between the exercises you won’t only fail to perform on your best ability during the workout, but you also may hart yourself as you won’t allow your muscles the rest it need between one session of exercises to the other. Remember to drink water during recovery!
Drinking water before, during and after the workout is extremely important for your body’s health. During workouts your body loses a lot of fluids as it tries to cool down. Failing to provide your body with the water it needs may lead to overheating and even cause dizziness and fainting.
Every workout should end with a short relieving session. The relieving session is very much like the warming up part – only you allow your muscles to slowly relax instead of slowly warm up. Ending your workouts with a relieving session will reduce injuries and strained muscles appearing post working out.
You can change the exercise you choose to do from time to time or the order of them in your workouts, but make sure you always allow yourself the time to recover and drink water! Remember to challenge yourself and enjoy the workouts!