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12 Men's Fitness Dos and Don'ts
to Get You in a Positive Mindset
winter is slowly passing by, it's never too early to get ready for the summer
season and get a fit, strong body. Although there are no shortcuts in fitness,
there are tips and tricks that will help you achieve better results and will
help you easily maintain a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are just starting to
eat consciously and getting familiar with working out or have been in the gym
for a while, these tips will definitely come in handy and
will help you get in the right mindset.
Don't: Stick with the Same Sports and Exercises
switching things up, you will easily get bored and eventually loose motivation.
Seeing the same weight machines, running at the same track field every day… it
can get quite monotone. If you've found a sport that you truly love, that's
great, but it's key to invest in a sport that you genuinely enjoy, even besides
going to the gym. Football twice a week with your friends, learning how to surf
or going to the swimming pool every week – why not mix being strong and healthy
with enjoying yourself?
Do: Find New Ways to Train
sport, whether that's some type of martial arts or team sports, is a great way
to keep your body and mind fit. You don't have to only get stuck at the gym if
you are not a fan of it… there are various other ways to gain muscles. Besides,
trying out new, surprising sports and ways to train will keep up your level of
motivation and will make working out part of your lifestyle.
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Waste Your Own Time
It's better to have short, but powerful sessions of working out. If you
step over the 60 minutes working out limit, your body will start producing more
of the stress hormone (cortisol), which has a muscle-wasting effect.
Stay focused during your work-out routine and have 1-hour sessions to
keep the energy level of your body up. Instead of randomly wandering around the
gym for three hours, train consciously…it will
give you better results, more quickly.
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Don't: Be All Over the Place
think simply going to the gym will get
the job done, but if you start randomly exercising instead of focusing on the
order and types of exercises, you might won't get the results you are looking
Do: Exercise in Order
is extremely important. Dumbbells, barbells and machines in this order will
help you gain more weight.
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Don't: Follow Crazy Trends
Perfect Abs in 7 Days”, “These Training Tips Will Change Your Life in 2
Minutes”… no, thank you. These articles sound good with their catchy titles,
but most of the time, they feature some ridiculous new trends that simply do
not work. These sound very promising and we all want them to work, because
let's face it: if it was that easy to find diets and exercise routines that got
you in shape in a week we would all be super fit muscle machines, but
unfortunately, our bodies don't work that way.
Do: Ask For Professional Help
If you are
not sure where to start with your meals or workout routine, don't be afraid to
ask for professional help. Although these can be a bit pricy, these sessions
will pay off: you will know exactly what to do and how to do it, and these new
trends won't be able to fool you anymore.
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Don't: Get Discouraged
out is extremely difficult, and it will take a while to get the results you are
looking for, but that doesn't mean you won't reach your goals. But once you
lose motivation or start second guessing yourself, it will be a downhill from
Do: Keep a Steady Motivation Level
identify your biggest motivation. Feeling better about yourself? Preparing for
something with a strong, healthy body? Improving your appearance and getting back your old body?
Once you know your goals, it will be easier to keep your motivation level up,
which will help you get through rough times, when you are struggling in a gym
or would like to order a pizza at 11 pm.
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Don't: Try To Rush Things
One of the
most common mistakes we all make while working out is trying to get results
ASAP. Working out like crazy and trying to eat too much (or too little) after
avoiding the gym for years won't bring any positive results, especially not
Do: Do Your Research
reading about these things and doing a proper research doesn't sound as
interesting as achieving amazing results in only two weeks by rushing things,
but it will be worth it in the long run. Learn more about your body type, which
sports you would love doing, prepare a meal plan and start in small steps.
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