Fitness Questions are asked all day long. Especially if you've been in the fitness industry for quite some time, you already know that you basically can't do anything right. There are experts everywhere on social media telling you to do this and that, but today we're going to sort some stuff out.
1. Is working out in the morning better for you?
You should exercise at a time that suits you and your body. There's no evidence to suggest that an early morning workout is better for you, but some people are just more efficient at this time, and it's sure is better for that Instastory 😉. Either way, you'll get results regardless of the time of day, as long as it works for you.
2. Should I approach my sessions with a plan?
Well, you don't have to, but for most, it will help with motivation. Usually, when we don't approach our workouts with a clear plan, we are just looking for the quickest way out of that workout. And that typically doesn't get you very satisfied with your training. So having a plan will help you get the most out of your activity. Decide which muscle groups you want to work on, whether you're doing a strength session or a HIIT workout and what equipment you'll need. Then, think about how many reps and sets you're going to perform. That way, you won't waste time procrastinating, and you'll work harder as a result.
3. Do I need to work out every day?
Kidding, usually not, but it depends on your goal. Many studies show that 30 minutes of workout every day is very beneficial for your overall health. But, many of us might not be working out to be healthy. We work out to get optimal muscle gain. So the health benefits are just a plus 😛. If you are working out for optimal muscle gain, we usually talk about 24-48 hour of rest for that muscle group. But of course, that depends on your body, diet and what else you are doing in your everyday life. A good workout week doesn't necessarily mean training every day. Three to four gym or home workouts each week is enough if you work as hard as you can in each session. Try to balance the week with a mix of cardio, HIIT, strength and yoga or Pilates. However, when it comes to being active, you should aim to move as much as you can every day – whether that's with brisk walking, jogging, swimming, gardening or putting your all into the housework!
4. Do I need to vary my workout to see results?
For sure, but vary doesn't been that you have to mix the exercises up. You can do the same activity, but with more or fewer sets and reps. If you want to see real change in your body, you need to mix up your routine. The body quickly adapts to exercise, and if you continue to do the same workout or use the exact weights, it will plateau as it stops responding to the training stimulus. Increase frequency, intensity or the type of training around every four weeks, so you can grow strong in the exercises you are doing before you mix it up.Do you agree with our answers?