5 Ways to Supercharge your WorkoutsAugust 21, 2019
This is a sponsored post written by me for FitJoy. All opinions are mine alone.
Let’s face it… finding time to work out is not always easy. Many of us have very packed schedules and hitting the gym is not always at the top of our priority lists. For me, if I’m spending time burning calories, I want to be as efficient as possible. Today I’ll share some easy ways to supercharge your workouts, such as doing compound exercises, consuming protein afterwards (these FitJoy Protein Puffs are delish), and more. Keep reading for all the details.
1. Make a plan
How does the saying go? If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail. When it comes to workouts, variety is key. Change the movements your body goes through each day of the week. Consider doing cardio on Monday, a strength building routine on Tuesday, an endurance challenge on Wednesday and so on. Delegate (at least) one day for rest and recovery. By switching up your workouts regularly, you’ll challenge your muscles and make greater gains more quickly.
2. Add protein after your workouts.
Whether you’re focusing on cardio or strength workouts, protein is essential afterward to build muscle. These FitJoy Keto Protein Puffs are delicious and nutritious. I bring a bag of them along with me on my hikes as the perfect way to refuel!
I love that they’re packed with a whopping 17 grams of protein and they have only 4 grams of net carbs. Talk about a great post-workout snack!
Plus, I appreciate that they’re completely grain-free, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, and free of artificial flavors / sweeteners.
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I love that they are both airy and crunchy at the same time!
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3. Keep your water ice cold.
A workout is not going to go far without water. Here’s an easy trick to keep your water ice cold during your workouts, even on hot days. The night before, fill up 1/3 of your bottle with water and freeze it. In the morning, top off your bottle with water. As time passes, the ice will melt and keep the water super cold. Also, don’t try to drink a lot of water right before exercising. It’s best to drink uniform amounts throughout the day.
4. Limit your workouts to 30-40 minutes.
You may think that longer workouts are better than shorter ones, but the truth is that shorter workouts are preferable in some cases. In general, after 30-40 minutes, the benefits of a workout tend to plateau. A good rule of thumb is that it’s better to exercise at a higher intensity for a shorter period of time than it is to work out at a lower intensity for a longer period of time.
5. Do compound exercises.
Instead of isolating your muscles and doing a simple bicep curl, for example, maximize your time at the gym by challenging multiple muscle groups at once. For instance, squats, deadlifts, lunges, push-ups and bench presses are all exercises that work more than one muscle group at once. Another good tip is that if you’ve worked one muscle group, move on to the next muscle group right away (rather than resting for a while.) In this way, you’ll get a cardio workout too, thereby keeping your time in the gym as efficient as possible.
Don’t forget to learn more about FitJoy Protein Puffs here. How do you stay efficient in the gym? Do you follow any of these tips? Did I miss any other important tips?