I give you: Work Out Tips!! I’m serious. Here they are:
- Eat something a half hour before with simple carbs such as: peanut butter spread, oatmeal, or (my fav) a Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey.
- Warm up before for 5 minutes (not stretching). You won’t be sweating (wotd*) during a warm up. For my warm up I regularly do a couple rounds on the track or hop on a treadmill – I will never jog during a warm up but definitely get my speed walk on.
- Breath out on the hard part (you should release your breath as you push/pull the weight and exhale as you recover).
- On that thought, focus on your breathing with weights – it will make it easier AND calm you if your body starts seizing. Honestly, this is a way helpful tip. Did anyone else hear a horn toot?
- Pull your belly button in under your chest. You should be able to breathe normally with this action. You should be doing this on every weight exercise – even the ones where your chest is pushed up against something to stabilize yourself...ie. these:
- Form is more important than pushing your limits with higher weight. If you notice you are fatiguing go to a lower weight to finish your reps.
- Do not wait longer then 30-60 seconds between each set.
- Form form form form. Form. Pause for drama and state resolutely ….Form. If you don’t know how to do it then you could seek out a pro’s help or tune into this lovely blog and we’ll teach you about it.
- Stretch after your workout. Studies show that stretching after your workout prevents post-exercise muscle soreness while stretching before does nothing to prevent the discomfort.
- Drink a POST protein shake. Drinking it beforehand does nothing for your workout and makes you burp. Okay it makes me burp. When you drink your shake after a workout, your body can actually use the protein to restore itself.
Just by reading this post you lost those last 5 lbs. You’re welcome.
Meaning: 1. to perspire, especially freely or profusely.
2. To exude moisture, as greent plants piled in a heap or cheese
3. to gather moiture from the surrounding air by condensation
4. (of moisture or liquid) to ooze or be exuded
Origin: Middle English sweten, Old English swaetan, derivative of swat