I have no energy what can I do? Energy has been a hot topic over the last few years. And some believe that less people are now looking into losing weight and more into getting more energy. That being said, a LOT of people still try and lose weight. What I am saying is that the gap between the two is getting closer.
Energy is especially important for those who spend time in the gym. If we don’t have the energy, we will skip the gym. If we manage to push ourselves to go to the gym, our workout will be less than inspirational. Ok, so we know that we need energy. We will be more motivated to go to the gym and push ourselves harder.
Losing weight (and keeping it off) can be very difficult. So watching shows like the biggest loser is something that many can relate too the struggles. This show gets over a million views per episode. And it’s not surprising as you see the contestants transform their life and their health. You see them losing over 10lbs a week on a consistent basis and you are proud of them as they are getting healthy and looking better. If they only lose 5lbs in a week, you can’t help but feel disappointed. In reality losing 5lbs a week is on the extreme side. It is much safer and more sustainable to lose more like 2lbs a week.
These days there is so much emphasis on post workout nutrition. All this talk about protein shakes and alike to help you recover faster after a workout. And while this is important, there is more to it than just a post workout plan.
Going to the gym is hard work. What if I was to tell you that your gym sessions are not as effective as they could be? Yes, this means that you could be getting more out of each gym session without spending more time at the gym.
So, you’ve finally managed to convince yourself that this is the day when you are going to change your life. You’ve finally decided to make that long-term, even life-long, commitment to becoming healthier and fitter. First, you ditch the packaged foods and sodas. Second, you decided that you are going to enroll in a fitness class, or at least engage yourself in some sort of physical activity.
Going to the gym just for the sake of working out is not an effective way to reach your fitness goals. Always make sure that you are equipped with the correct mindset to increase the effectiveness of your workout. The following ways can help boost the effectiveness of your workout whenever you visit the gym.
Even if you eat a healthy diet, our dietary intake is not able to completely provide the essential nutrients to keep our bodies in tip-top condition. This is even more prevalent if we are engaged in a fitness program that involves a workout routine that we must follow. In order to transform your body, a combination of a regular workout routine and a healthy diet is necessary. It may take a lot of conscious effort especially in ensuring that your body gets its much needed nutrients but the results can be rewarding. For some, nutrition is one of the difficult aspects of body transformation, thus the need for supplementation. And there are plenty of benefits of supplements.
For the last few years, High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, has been gathering around an increasing pool of proponents. HIIT has been around since the 1970’s, but was primarily utilized in the development of athletic endurance and capabilities. This workout method is characterized by short bursts of full-out, high-energy anaerobic exercises interspersed by short period of low activity. An example of this would be doing a full sprint at maximum speed for 30 seconds, then walking for 1 minute, doing this cycle for about 10-15 minutes.
“No Pain, No Gain.” This mantra has always been the cornerstone of every fitness enthusiast. However, there are days when your mind is willing, but your body definitely is not. Aching joints, sore muscles and a feeling of lethargy seems to have invaded your body. More often than not, this is your body’s way of communicating to you that it has not yet fully recover from your last work outs. Just as what it says, recovery time enables your muscles to rebuild and allows them to heal.