5 Tips To Improve Your Results From Training
Get Comfortable With the Uncomfortable
For many people, simply training harder will be a good enough stimulus to elicit results. It may not come naturally, but it’s something you should develop, this is the time you actually want to make life harder for yourself! Having said this, I’m not talking about pushing yourself so hard that you injure yourself, but in order to make the changes you want to your body, you’ll need to push yourself further than have done in the past.
Keep Records and Progress Your Logbook
How do you manage and progress what you can’t measure?How do you know if you’re making improvements?
You must know exactly what you’ve done in previous sessions to ensure you’re constantly making progress.There are numerous ways to do this, use spreadsheets, or your phone, buy a log book or even just old school pen and paper.
You must know exactly what you’ve done in previous sessions to ensure you’re constantly making progress.
Protein is essential
Protein translates to first or primary in Greek, this is essential for muscle growth and repair.
According to the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), protein intake of 1.4-2kg per kg of bodyweight per day for physically active individuals is safe, and may improve training adaptations to exercise.
Now I don’t necessarily expect everyone to start weighing food, but simply aiming to include a serving of protein at each meal may see you in the ballpark, so long as you’re close you should be ok.
Eating healthy may not be enough
Regardless of how well you think you’re eating, context will be a huge part, as you can still overeat when calories are taken into account.
Simply tracking your food intake for some time is a good way to educate yourself on the breakdown of different food groups.
If you’ve never tracked food intake before, using the app My Fitness Pal would be a good place to start, and would help you distinguish between the different food groups as well as getting an idea as to how much you’re taking in.
A major part of getting the results you want is down to consistency, so training on a consistent basis, especially the days you don’t necessarily feel like it.
Not every workout will feel like your best, but showing up is a big step along with following your plan and making progress.
All of these small things add up in the long term.
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