1. Record your workoutsThis allows you to constantly set mini-goals to achieve workout to workout – 1 extra kilo, 1 extra rep – progress is progress!
2. Consistency is everythingOne bad meal or one bad training session isn’t the end of the world and you won’t undo all your hard work. The best reflection of you will be the result of your most consistent efforts.
3. Be realisticYou need to be realistic with your expectations - change takes time, so be patient!
4. Make your workout work for youThis needs to be a realistic plan you can follow within the time you have available. Setting your sights too high on number of sessions you would like to complete in a week could set you up for failure – set yourself up for success.
5. Train smarter, not harderMastering the basics will put you in good stead towards improving performance (and remaining injury-free) over time, thus increasing the longevity of training.
6. Create a playlist to motivateListening to tracks that evoke a little extra will push you through your toughest workouts.
7. Supplement your workouts with your dietGood nutrition and training go hand in hand and you’ll get the ‘most bang for your buck’ by treating both as equals. Quality nutritional supplements have their place too. A high quality whey protein product such as PhD Pharma Whey HT + post training is a good start towards the recovery process. If you are looking for a premium high protein blend to help with weight management, then go for PhD best seller Diet Whey Protein Powder. Incredible taste with flavours ranging from chocolate orange and strawberry delight. They also come in bar form for super easy access.
8. Get hydratedMake sure you consume plenty of water during your training sessions. Depending on the demands of the session you may want to introduce some intra-workout nutrition in the form of PhD’s Intra BCAA+ or post-workout Recovery 2:1.
9. Enjoy it!We’re all built differently and whilst a friend’s program may appeal to you, it may be designed specifically for them. If you’re new to training, roll the dice and try as many new things as possible.
10. Make training a part of life, not the purposeEnjoying time away from training with loved ones can be just as important mentally and in terms of recovery as training itself. Rest, recover, adapt. Good luck!
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