Many people make the decision everyday to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Whether it’s building mass, becoming a better athlete or just improving overall health, you’ll want to have an ultimate goal for what you want to achieve.
This is not only going to be what motivates and drives you, but it’ll also determine the path, exercises and nutrition guidelines you’ll take to get there.
Without that core understanding of what you’re going for, you’ll be working out blindly and your motivation will quickly fade. Instead of aiming for fast changes, or following gain X in 30 day plans, making small, lasting changes to your routine is the best way to go. This also includes your exercises. Making large changes, such as adding more weight or extra intervals all at once are very difficult to sustain for a long period of time.
But how do you figure out exactly what changes to make and how often to increase your strength?
This is what the science of bio-hacking is designed to help you do.
Your changes, after all are just that, changes, not a temporary thing you’re looking to do. If you don’t start by looking at your goals as permanent, it’s going to be easy to fall back to old habits. But, there will be moments where you’ll want to throw in the towel, because getting to peak performance is going to take time and a lot of effort.
However, working with equipment and exercises tuned to your body and capabilities will make it easier to stay motivated. At the same time, following a nutrition plan that’s works with in harmony with your exercises is the best way to make your goals for growth happen. Not to mention that you’ll reduce your chances of injury and increase your chances of improved mobility and strength.
Here are a few tips to help you stay focused on your end game:
1. Listen to your body.
If you’re a little sore after a workout, that’s awesome. The ARX full body adaptive resistance workouts are sure to make you sore in ways you haven’t experienced after the first training session. But the pain isn’t always a bad thing. In some cases it means that you’ve challenged your muscles correctly.
Now in order to ensure that they grow, you’ll want to make sure you get plenty of water and spend time stretching.
Avoiding or neglecting this part of your fitness, is going to make it harder to maintain your progress. You won’t want to workout when you can barely move.
2. Create a workout plan
Whatever your end game is, whether it’s to get to a certain weight, or perform at a certain level, start with the end goal in mind. Then, work backwards to figure out how many workout sessions you think you’ll need, to get there. This reason you’ll want to do this, is because it’ll also help you structure everything else in your life around your fitness goals. How much you’ll need to sleep, how much water, how much and when to eat and so on.
After all, you’re making a permanent change to your life for your fitness. Which means other aspects of your life will have to change as well to make that happen. Creating a plan has been shown to work in all areas of life, especially with fitness goals. Maintaining that constant view of the future is one of the best ways to stay motivated.
3. Keep a journal
It’s easy to snack on foods, exercise without tracking specific reps or weights, which it’s imperative to write everything down. Everything you do in regards to your workouts, and everything that you eat. There are plenty of apps in the app store that can help with tracking your nutrition and exercises. Our Science Gym app allows you to set and schedule your workout sessions so you can stay on track.
The Bottom Line
Building mass isn’t going to be a walk in the park. When you have a rough day (or week), following these three tips will help you pinpoint exactly where you went off course. These tips can also get you out of a plateau when you feel yourself reaching one.
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