Jeromy Bryk – @Bryk_Squuaadd
Major success is a culmination of small tasks done well over a long period of time. In training, each workout can be looked at as one of these small tasks, which is why it’s important that we take time to make sure we get everything we can out of each workout. Here are my tips for making each workout a successful one!
- Properly Hydrate/Eat: This one is first on the list because it’s something everyone knows to do, yet we have all been guilty about finding ways to mess it up. For me, I get my best gym performances when I drink at least a half a gallon of water and have at least one NUTRITIOUS meal in me before I hit the weights. Admittedly, this was much easier for me to do when I trained later in the day but now since I train at 5am every day (except Saturday), I have still made it a priority to get up early enough to have a solid breakfast and chug some water before I train. If you are serious about your training and expect to get the most out of your workouts, hydration and nutrition are non negotiables. Make these a part of your pre-workout routine.
- Go in with a Game-Plan: One personal rule I have for myself is to go into the gym with a game plan tailored with my end goal in mind. I have found without a doubt that going into the gym with a well thought out plan helps the workout to flow better and keeps me on task without having to think about what to do next, as well as making sure my workouts are always fresh and that Im not spinning my wheels doing the same things over and over!
- Take Time to Get in Your Zone: In the fast-paced world we live in it’s commonplace to rush from one thing to another throughout the day without much time to decompress mentally. When it comes to workouts I find that there is a special importance in taking a little bit of time before the gym to sit back and visualize your goals for the day and put yourself in the mindset that it takes to perform your best in the gym. Get yourself amped up to train! For me, I train early in the morning (out of necessity, not because I particularly like it), so I find that my 15 minute drive to the gym is an excellent opportunity for me to either let the world go quiet or blast some Eminem as loud as I want on my speakers to get me ready to crush my workout. Find what pre workout routine works for you and utilize it.
- Be Intentional: Believe it or not there are people who work out for 45 minutes a day, 4 days a week that get much more out of their workouts than people who workout 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. This may come down to proper training programming, but more than anything else it comes down to intention. If you go into the gym with the mindset that you are going to apply 100% effort and leave nothing on the table as opposed to showing up and checking off the box for the day then I can guarantee that you will start to see greater success in your training. Being intentional has everything to do with all of the tips listed above here as well: Fuel your body properly, come into the gym with a game plan, get yourself a little amped up, and give it your all.
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