Updated: Oct 25, 2019
We're always looking for ways to get more out of our workouts. Instead of buying fancy supplements, take it into your own hands.
1. Warm-up Correctly Warming up is the base and foundation of the workout. If you give low effort during the warm-up, you're probably going to have a low effort workout. Refer to my more extensive post about warming up for more tips, but make sure your warm-up aims to improve mobility, increases core body temperature and includes exercises to prime you for your main lifts.
2. Have a Plan "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin. This quote holds true even when it comes to working out. Ideally, you should not only know your workout for that day but your training cycle for that week, month, etc. It's hard to hit a target if you fail to aim.
3. Push Harder If you've ever worked with a good trainer before, you know what it's like to push hard. That's because you have someone keeping you accountable and honest. If you're solo, it can be very difficult to judge if you're using enough weight, doing enough reps, breathing hard enough, running fast enough, etc. Working out hard is hard work, and our bodies tend to tell us to quit before we should. This does not mean training to failure (though a useful tool in some instances), this means inching past your comfort zone to give your body a reason to adapt.