Week 08 Days 52 – 54: Catching up on posts and the Formula For Amazing Workouts

Thank the fitness gods that it’s Friday!

This week has been absolutely manic at work, and I have struggled to find time to post. So again, I’m going to do a batch post for the last few days but I am also trying to set a new routine of  getting up around 630am to fit the gym in before work. It’s been pretty challenging getting up that little bit earlier, but I am getting used to it. Today I even woke up before my alarm! Getting up earlier in the morning does mean that I am going to have to go to bed earlier, too.

In today’s workout notes, there’s some very important information that I’d like to share here:

The Formula For Amazing Workouts

I want to talk about three things that you should do in order to make the most of your workouts:

1 / Proper Breathing

Breathe in as you lower the weight, and exhale as you lift it. This will enable you to generate the best level of force as you progress through the workout.

For example, when squatting, you would breathe in deeply as you descend into the squat position, and then exhale as you come back up.

If you are bench pressing, you would breathe in as you lower the bar to your chest, then exhale as you push it back up.

2 / Exercise Form

Unless you are using correct technique during your exercises, you will not see the benefits you’re looking for.

Learn how to perform the exercises correctly, and then use good form. Don’t try to handle so much weight that your form gets sloppy.

Good form is also an excellent way to prevent injuries.

3 / Focus

If you focus on what your muscles are feeling when you exercise them, you can maximize your workouts.

You’ll be able to perform your reps correctly and with more energy, which can allow you to do more reps on any given set.

Focusing also helps to avoid injury.

Keep those 3 quick tips in mind when you are working out. You want to be sure that you’re making the most out of each workout you do so that you can get the results you’re after.

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