Constructing an efficient and time managed workout in the most effective way to benefit fully physically but also in a mental capacity.
During the course of a regular exercise regime it is evident that motivation before and during exercise can diminish, resulting in a sub standard performance which subsequently compounds the motivational issue. This problem can occur when exercise lacks either variety, a performance enhancing environment, complimenting/core exercises, poor diet and sufficient recovery. These problems are clearly evident when we consider the influx of gym memberships during the post Christmas period and the significant drop of those early participants after only a few weeks.
In order to combat these issues it is initially important to begin with constantly evolving and achievable targets mixed with a variety of well planned and executed exercises. Constructing a nutritional diet is paramount but should still provide rewards and flexibility to fit in with social and working schedules. It is also important to consume additional supplements to compliment a well balanced diet in order to reduce deficiencies and promote rapid improvements to meet your weight loss, muscle gain, endurance or muscle toning targets. Engaging in regular exercise will predominately require additional protein, among other essential supplements, to promote muscle synthesis and recovery.
Time spent in the gym should be efficient and well planned with an intense workout around 45 mins-1hr being optimal. Those spending more time than required are often leaving unnecessary long gaps between exercises or not performing at an intense level which is not conducive to improvement. This approach not only leads to unsatisfactory results but also leads to future motivational loss and the likelihood of missing a session due to the time requirements being used.
Adhering to the optimal timeframe, a workout session becomes simple to merge into a busy schedule, becomes less likely to miss, and results in more improvement and subsequent enjoyment. At least 1-2 days per week should be allowed (dependant on performance factors) in order for the body to fully recover so following sessions are able to benefit from the maximum energy and muscle capacity available. A mixture or weight based and cardiovascular exercises will assist this process and result in further strength, mobility and oxygen rich muscle tissue to aid recovery.
When aiming to improve your body shape or performance, the most important part is to be able to enjoy every facet and session you participate in. If you discover that motivation or enjoyment is lost, then evaluating the reasons why will enable correcting changes to occur.