Getting More out of Your Workouts

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Question: I have been working out for several months but I have seen little changes. I don’t know what I and my workout partner are doing wrong. We do have a tendency to get sidetracked some and I know I could do better with the food I eat. Any suggestions?
Answer: That’s an open question with more answers than we will have space to print.
You said your food choices could be better. Pay attention here. You can’t out train a bad diet! You can make changes and some modest improvements but not to the extent you’re looking to produce from your efforts.
Your level of effort and intensity is another key area that must improve. One way is to hire a trainer for a couple of sessions since you already are familiar with gym equipment. You just need instruction about how to make your training more intense and therefore more productive. Some tips for doing that include building a training mindset by isolating yourself from the noise and activity that surrounds you in a big box gym. One method of doing this is to use headphones and your personal training playlist. While this will inhibit some of the rapport that occurs with your training partner the benefits include less conversation, less interruptions from people around you and a charged mental attitude. This works well for people training alone also.
Make sure you have a gym plan for your workouts. If you don’t have a plan, any dumbbell will do. Set a time limit for training and concrete goals along with a timetable. These small changes allow you to be productive and get your body and health back.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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