SET YOUR PRIMARY GOAL
What are your intentions for conducting weight training? Whether to lose weight, tone your muscles or increase your muscle strength, identify your main objectives as soon as possible in attaining them.
KEEEP TRACK OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
Keeping a record may be nifty yet tedious thing to do but keeping your progress in weight training will increase your motivation in continuing your exercise. Maintaining your work schedules will determine your current progress by jotting down the reps, the weights you are using, and the sets you’ve accomplished so far.
MAKE LARGE MOMENTUM
If you’re keeping your goals and you really want to attain them then do some strenuous exercises that will put your body to the test without wasting your time on the gym. Although small joint movements are not really a hindrance to your workout, but working with numerous muscle groups are very effective in stimulating your muscles.
KNOW WHAT YOU CAN AND YOU CANNOT DO
Weightlifting is not an exercise that is accomplished easily. You should know where to start and continue to increase the difficulty. It is suggested that you should start with the weights you are most comfortable with to establish the necessary repetitions for your session.
INCREASE YOUR DIFFICULTY
Weightlifting is not only about lifting weights of the same weight all the time. Progress should be included especially in increasing weights to maintain and accomplish your initial goals in working out.
REST ONCE IN A WHILE
It should also be important to have a break from strenuous activities such as weightlifting. Energy is still important in exercises to eliminate injuries from sudden exhaustion from being worn out. The amount of resting time depends on the intensity of your workout. 45 to 75 seconds are suggested for higher intensity lifting. Lower reps are rested with 2 to minute breaks due to heavy weights.
DO SOME CHANGES
Remember not to overwork your muscles in a continuous manner to avoid damaging them.
Some people tend to forget the lower portion of the body because they keep priority on sculpting mostly the upper body of those working out. This isn’t advisable. Legs are very much important as compared to your upper parts because additional power will be attained from them.
MAINTAIN PROPER DIET
Essential nutrients are required to replenish injured muscles as well as providing energy that would be used during workout. Consuming protein before and after workout can help maintain more muscle mass.