You may feel great after your first or second workout but it is evident from facts as well that you might feel drained after some time or feel lazy too. As beginners what we fail to realize is that the body needs additional energy to function and workout efficiently.
To avoid that, here are some tips that will help you stay active and energized throughout the workout.
- Eat and Drink wisely
Nutrition is an essential part of your well-being. You need to be well eaten at least 2 hours before starting your workout so your food has had enough time to digest and convert into energy that you can use while working out. Do not eat too much for ti will make you lazy and effect your energy levels as well. Carbohydrates and lean proteins are the best choices when it comes to pre-workout meals.
- Ensure you’re wearing the right gym Apparel and Shoes
Being able to move, jump, run, stretch, and get into certain positions and poses is about more than just your athletic prowess or your mobility and flexibility. The right apparel and shoes will help you work out with ease and comfortably. Make sure you invest in good gym apparel and shoes. They are the only things that will let you work out comfortably.
- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
You already know how important it is to drink water as a part of your daily routine. So it won’t come as a shock that hydrating yourself during and before work out is also important. When you’re sweating so much out, your body needs to stay hydrated since you’re losing water in the form of sweat. Also, staying hydrated will help you elevate your energy levels during the work out.
But don’t drink too much water at once during work outs, sip it slowly in between sets, this is the best way to keep your energy levels intact.
- Always keep a snack or a sugar source in your gym bag
Remember that you are not somebody who cannot get tired or feel weak during the work out. Its only okay to drop your blood pressure at times, while doing such heavy exercises, it is only natural for the body to feel tired and give up. Do not worry and stop right there. It’s your body’s way of telling you that it is enough for the day. To avoid or take care of such situation at that time, you should always keep a candy or a protein bar with you in your gym bag, have it immediately if you feel nauseous or dizzy.
- Get a good stretch and warm up!
What we don’t realize at times is that starting the work out right away is not the way. You need to activate your muscles first so you can work out easily and avoid extreme soreness by the end of the work out. A good warm can be 10 minutes on a tread mill or elliptical trainer whereas a good stretch can be on the hamstrings, arms and calves. You will primarily be using these muscles to workout.