Get the Most Out of Your Workout

24 December 2021

If you’re taking the time out of your busy schedule to exercise, you will absolutely want to ensure that you get the best possible results. The good news is, there are lots of things you can do, that are backed by research, to ensure that every workout does give you the maximum results, so let’s take a look at a few of them right now:

Lift weights

If you’re serious about burning fat, toning up and getting stronger, then you absolutely need to be lifting weights. Cardio is great for heart and lung health, but it is not nearly as efficient at helping you to burn fat and tone up. Why? Because lifting weights builds muscle and the more muscle you have, the better your metabolism works, which means you burn more fat, even when resting than you do when you practice cardio exercise. 

If you don’t feel comfortable using the weights section at the gym, then you can buy decent dumbbell and kettlebell sets from Sardine Sport, so there is no reason not to add lifting to your repertoire. Just make sure you use the proper form so you can avoid injury.

Try interval training

In some studies, interval training has been found to burn as many as 15 calories per minute, which is almost double the number of calories the average person burns per minute on a long run, So, if you are looking to exercise as efficiently as possible, and get the best possible results, instead of doing long-form exercises like distances running, you should try short bursts of sprinting or other HIIT exercises depending on your preferences, instead.

Listen to some tunes

A study by the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology found that people who listened to music while working out were able to recover faster than those who did not, which meant they could get back into exercise more quickly tool Not only that, but there are numerous studies to show that listening to your favourite upbeat tracks can help you to perform better when exercising too, so remember to bring your earbuds to the gym!

Get more sleep

Getting the most from your workout doesn’t just mean pushing yourself as hard as you can in the gym. How much rest you get can also determine how effective your workouts are too.

 In fact, a review in Sports medicine back in 2015 found that poor sleep can hinder your physical performance, lower the number of calories you burn, and cause your body to take longer to recover. That’s why, if you’re serious about getting the most from each and every workout, you should also be serious about getting at least 7-9 hours of high quality sleep each night. No more late nights for you!

No matter how hard you work at the gym it is always possible to get more from your workout, and the above ideas will help you to do that as efficiently as possible, so what are you waiting for?