How To Make Your Daily Workouts Simple and Effective
The following article is about How To Make Your Daily Workouts Simple and Effective. A lot of people begin their daily workouts without any goal in mind as what workouts to do, for how long, and how to do it.
To make your daily exercise simple and yet effective, you need to plan your workouts. With the right exercise plan in mind, you’ll save yourself much time. As you’ll move from one workout to another without wasting time to think of what to do next.
The tips below will make your daily workouts simple and effective.
1. The warm-up period – Warming up before a workout is vital to your fitness success. With effective warm up, you greatly decrease your risk of injury, and increase performance hugely.
Begin your warm up slowly. Do it for about 10-15 minutes. By this time your body should be ready for the main part of your workout. Sweating is a sign of effective warm up. Warm up is very important for your workouts so please treat it well. Always ensure you’re properly warmed up before you start the main part of your exercise.
2. The main part of your workout; the endurance activity – After an effective warm up, increase the intensity of your workout – the pace at which you do it. Hold the intensity for about 10-20 minutes.
Do it faster at the last 2-5 minutes of the main workout. For example, let’s assume you’re jogging and you are just about to end your jogging session after a warm up, increase your jogging pace – jog faster than normal before you finally cool down. And that takes us to the next stage ……
3. The cool-down period – This is when you cool yourself down by walking leisurely for 5-10 minutes. Breathe slowly and through your nose during this period. Drink some water but not plenty. Don’t stand. Walk leisurely around. And that takes us to the final stage of our plan…..
4. The stretching period – Any workout without stretching is a waste of energy and time. To feel the effects and benefits of any workout that you may be doing, you should incorporate stretching into your workout plan.
Do your stretching slowly and gently. When stretching muscles on one side of a joint, stretch those on the other side as well. This will make your stretching much more effective. For example, if you stretch your left armstring, stretch the right one too.
Include 8-12 stretches in your workout program. Your stretches should last for few seconds. Don’t overstretch your muscles. Pay attention to your body areas that are least flexible and stretch them most.
Finally, plan your workout before you set out to exercise. This will save you much time and make your exercise program simple and effective.
What else can one include in a daily workout plan for maximum results?