Anna Bartlett Fitness Blog
  • Nov 15 | 2016

Get A Better Workout

When it comes to working out, even the gym die-hards struggle to get motivated. These 5 easy tips will help you focus and get a great workout.

THINK SHORT

Most of us feel as though we have to go to the gym for an hour plus… this automatically demotivates us. Make a mental note and think 20-30 min blast. This will charge you up and get you mentally in the right frame of mind! Think that you have to fit an hour into 30 minutes. If you do a slow jog on the treadmill double the speed and half the time, increase your weights and do less! You’ll find you have a more effective workout!!

WORKOUT BY HEART RATE

Make sure your heart is constantly pumping out your chest! You should be out of breath and not able to hold a conversation. (which pretty much everyone does in the gym). Work by heart rate when training. Its great focusing on how high you can push your heart rate and also takes your mind of the time!

TRICK YOUR BODY

Mix up what you do every time you go to the gym. Your body comes accustom to exercise. Add an incline to your treadmill, do 5 sets of 10 reps instead of 3 sets of 20 reps. The more your messing with your body the more reaction you will get out of it.

SWITCH IT UP

Instead of doing the usual routine jump into a class. If you usually do spin, try circuits. If you run on a treadmill get involved in a HIIT class!

TRAIN WITH SOMEONE

We are all in the same boat when we get to the gym so why not buddy up with someone and make it more interesting. Its amazing how the competitive edge comes out in a lot of us. Its simple get on a bike… first one to 5km. on the mats… first to do 20 press ups, 20 squats and 20 sit ups. You’ll push yourself more while having a bit of a laugh.