We all want to get the best outcome when it comes to training. Everyone’s ‘training environment’ looks a little different than usual however the essence of training has remained the same. You are ever so slightly further away from your gym buddy and the traditional circuit class has been destructed and reconstructed in a completely different way. Regardless, you can still smash your goals! We all want to experience the best outcome and although you may come across a few bumps in the road you still have the ability to achieve a lot especially when you take the right steps in between.
There are many ways that you can get awesome results, stepping aside from your actual training sessions and thinking about what you do in your spare time. Think about what you eat and how your mental health has been, because when we look at your health and fitness and the potential results that you can achieve, we like to take a holistic approach and look at your nutrition, your training and your mindset.
If you want to get the best outcome look at the simple things like cleaning up your diet, eliminating all those processed and packaged foods and revert to healthy wholesome foods your body can actually use. Think about eliminating the foods that are high in sugar. Focus on structure when it comes to your nutrition so that you can avoid snacking in between your meals and the possible binging on the weekend. Nutrition, believe it or not, can either make or break your results because it doesn’t matter what intensity you bring to training if you’re not fueling your body correctly that is the deciding that factor between your body burning fat or storing fat.
Another tip to help get the best outcome in training is to look at what you do prior to entering class as well as what you do after class. Let me ask you some simply questions: Do you do your mobility prior to step into the class as well as after class? Do you stretch after class? Do you roll out those muscles that are really sore after class? Or do you simply wait for that aching pain to come up and then take action? Taking into consideration all of this questions, what do you do before and after class? The importance of mobility is beyond important and is not promoted enough. Mobility essentially is a time where you activate those crucial muscles and you roll out, release and prepare the body for the stress of training. Mobility is the time to prepare your body not only for training but also recovery.
After taking all the crucial steps prior to entering class now you have the opportunity to bust out an amazing session and test your body in more ways than one, when you’re in class the best way to get the best results to do one simple thing is to work to challenge your strengths and work on your weaknesses. If your goal is to improve your strength then don’t take the easy way out and only use 1 or 2 kg weights. If you have accessibility to those heavier options take them and utilize all of your equipment and resources. If your goals on the other hand is you are wanting to focus more on weight loss than look at working at a consistent high intensity, so then your body is constantly burning calories.
We all have different fitness levels, we all have different bodies and body types which again are huge factors when we train, but hands down the easiest way to know if you have had a good session is when you can actually truthfully say that you gave it your absolute all, and that you didn’t take the easy way out, even when you had the chance to slow down. If you can truthfully walk away from all of your exercise sessions regardless of what they might be and say that you smashed it, that you put your heart and soul into it and did not cheat yourself, then that is when your know you have given your body the best opportunity to get the changes from training.
If you really want to achieve big and get the best results out of your training and stop preaching theory, get the runs on the board and start being practical to finally achieve the results you want!
- Coach Emilia