How to make the most out of your time at the gym

If you value your time, then you’ll certainly want to make the most out of the hours you spend at the gym. Luckily, getting results at the gym doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming, and this is especially the case when you know the steps you need to take.

Improve your Nutrition

If you go to the gym and really push yourself then you may end up burning 500 calories. This is fantastic, but if you treat yourself to a sweet latte on the way out then this can easily be 500+ calories. If you indulge in ice-cream, then this can be over 1000 calories as well. Other treats like this can easily undo all of the hard work you’ve put in. If you want to make the most out of your nutrition, then you need to keep track of everything you eat. There are so many fitness apps that you can download and each one will let you know how many calories you’ve eaten in the day as well as helping you to keep track of how much you’re burning.

Lift Weights

A lot of people don’t lift weights at the gym and this can be a real shame. If you don’t lift weights, then you may be missing out when it comes to your gym results. Lifting weights will help you to build muscle, elevate your metabolism and even burn more body fat too. If you stick with cardio all the time, then you will be burning fat, but you won’t be seeing the gains you could by weight lifting. To take things to that next level, use creatine. Check out this guide on creatine myths debunked if you want to learn more about that.

Effective Exercises

Believe it or not, choosing the right exercises will help you to get faster results at the gym. If you want to help yourself here, then you need to choose compound exercises. This can include things like presses, pull-ups, deadlifts and even rows too. Sure, you can add calf raises or even bicep curls to your routine if you want, but they are only really beneficial when you do them in combination with full-body exercises.

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