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3 Strategies to Maximize Your Workouts

If you’ve just started training there’s a strong chance that you’re doing a lot of things wrong, and this is to be expected. It can be hard to see where you might be making mistakes in your routine as a novice unless you have someone in your corner. This is why so many beginners are frustrated with their results and can’t seem to see any significant improvements in strength, endurance, or volume. If you feel like you’re stagnating and would like to get more from your workout, here are some of the things you should do.

Look at Your Life Habits

You may assume that what you do in the gym is what’s most important, but really, it’s everything you’re doing in between that matters the most. Even if you embark on the toughest, most rigorous strength training routine on the planet, you’ll get no results if you don’t eat well and treat your body right. This is why you will need to pay special attention to the things you eat before and after your sessions. You also need to feed yourself properly on rest days to boost recovery and come back stronger.

Before workouts, you need to ingest a combination of easily digestible carbs for energy and protein to sustain your muscles. An example of a great pre-workout meal would be something like a tuna sandwich with white bread, or white rice and grilled chicken breast, for instance. For your post-workout, get some protein, but you’ll need some sugar too. This is because your muscles use glycogen for energy which is derived from sugar. So, give them a good dose of sugar after workouts and slowly replenish your glycogen reserves on the days following your workout with complex carbs.

Use Supplements

You should also start looking into supplementation if you aren’t using any supplements right now. While it’s true that some people can get great results without supplementation, adding supplements to your diet will boost your gains and improve your performance in the gym. Some of the supplements we suggest you try include whey/casein protein powder, creatine, and omega 3s. You could also look for a turkesterone supplement. Turkesterone is fairly new on the scene and is a naturally occurring steroid found in plants and insects. It is not like anabolic steroids, however, and doesn’t have the same side effects. If this is something you’d like to try, do your research, and make sure that you buy from a trustworthy, preferably US-based supplier.

Rest More

A lot of people think that you have to work out six times per week to get results. But, in our opinion, overtraining is much worse than undertraining. Someone who only trains one time per week will still get results as long as they’re consistent and the sessions are intense enough. Someone who works out every day, on the other hand, will never be able to get results since their muscles will be in a constant state of recovery.

If you want to stay active while giving your body time to recover, then do split training. You could do the lower body on Monday, the upper body on Tuesday, and take a full day to rest. This way, you will have left two full days for each portion of your body to recover.

We also suggest that you take a full week off training once a month. This will ensure that all muscles in your body have fully recovered, and you might be surprised at how much more powerful you’ll be once you get back to the gym.

These are all tips that you can apply to squeeze the most out of your routine and get the best results. It’s all about consistency, but also knowing how your body works, so learn as much as you can about the human body and ask for advice from people with more experience than you.

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