10 Workout Tips for Women
Ladies; there’s no need to be intimidated by the gym. Whether you’re new to exercise or want to take your fitness to the next level, these 10 workout tips for women are a great way to take stock and up your workout game.
1. Don’t be afraid of weight training
It’s a myth that weight training will make you bulky. On the contrary, training with weights regularly helps to create lean, toned muscles. You need to check your form before jumping straight in, but try adding weights into your next workout!
2. Fuel your body
Another myth is that by eating less you will lose weight. If you’re training regularly, you need to be fuelling your body regularly with healthy meals. We’re talking plenty of protein, lots of veg, and good fats. You’ll be surprised at the difference a good diet can make.
3. Mix it up
Do you slog it out on the treadmill for an hour, 3 times a week? It’s time to mix things up. Next time you go to the gym, add in a day of weight training and a day of Pilates for example. Keep those muscles and your body guessing.
4. Train different muscle groups
Have you heard of people saying: “It’s leg day” or “I’m training back today”? That’s because focusing on a couple of muscle groups in a single work out is a great way to work them to their maximum and get in a real killer workout. Make sure you’re not just focusing on one muscle group.
5. Take a class
Need to find your fire again? Perhaps you want to try something new but don’t know where to start? At 24/7 Fitness we have a range of classes from HIIT to yoga to spin. Classes are a great way to get in a killer workout and make the most of the 30-45 minutes you’re spending at the gym.
6. Get into a routine
Another great workout tip for women is to get into a routine. Whether this is sticking to the same days every week or the same classes / working the same muscle groups. This not only keeps you accountable and going to the gym regularly, but stops you wasting time when you do get there.
7. Visit a PT
Having even just one session with a PT can really up your fitness game. They can show you new exercises, keep your form in check, and help you with nutrition. Personal trainers will also be able to create you a plan tailored to your goals.
8. Find a training buddy
If you find that you’re lacking in motivation, find a training buddy. This can be someone you train with every day or occasionally but working out with someone else can be more fun. The time flies, you’ll push yourself, and you might learn something new in the process.
9. Stay hydrated
Along with a good diet, you should be making sure you’re drinking plenty of water. Both throughout the day and when you’re exercising. You should also avoid – or at least reduce – the amount of alcohol and fizzy drinks you consume too.
10. Have fun
Above all else, have fun with working out! Make a killer playlist that you love, do exercises you enjoy, and don’t focus too much on the end result. Enjoy exercise, and you’ll be smashing those goals in no time.
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