4 Ways to Boost Your Workout Regime

Building muscle tone, strength, and volume, or losing fat doesn’t happen overnight and if you aren’t ready to put the time and effort in, you won’t get anywhere. However, there are plenty of things that you can do to accelerate your results. The first thing you have to do is understand how the body works and how it builds strength and muscle. This will allow you to dispel some misconceptions and adopt sound training practices. Let’s take a look at how you can boost your workout regime.

Learn the Importance of Nutrition

If you want to boost your workouts, you have to know that your performance at the gym is directly influenced by everything you do in between. Some people would even argue that nutrition is more important than lifting when it comes to building strength, and we somewhat agree.

This is because strength and tone can only be achieved after the muscles you’ve worked during your workout have had the time to heal, and they can only heal by getting protein and other nutrients from the food you eat. 

So, you need to make sure that you get enough protein in your regular diet. As a rule of thumb, it’s recommended that you eat at least 1g of protein per pound of body weight. You also have to understand the importance of carbs when it comes to energy and choose the right ones at the right time.

Both types of carbs have their place and can be used to maximize performance and recovery. Simple carbs are better before and right after workouts as they will give you readily accessible energy and allow you to replenish your glycogen reserves fast when your muscles need it the most. During the rest of the day, try to consume complete carbs as they won’t be stored as fat as easily and will allow you to replenish your glycogen reserves slowly.

Pick the Right Supplements

You should also consider looking up a few supplements. You can get some results with good nutrition and a good routine only, but it will take more time. You can find supplements that will increase your performance at the gym, while others will allow you to recover faster. You also have some that will allow you to do both, like turkesterone, for instance. Turkesterone is especially great for athletes that have to perform day after day, so, if you want to learn more about it, athletes should definitely read this guide.

Sleep Well

Sleep is also incredibly important if you want to have better results and perform better in the gym. The body needs sleep to fully engage its muscle repair process. This is why you need to practice sound sleep hygiene and get six to eight hours of sleep every night if you want to get results.

If you’re having trouble with sleep, you should avoid watching screens two hours or less before going to bed, invest in black out curtains to prevent light from tripping your circadian rhythm, and avoid stimulants and alcohol before sleep time.

Don’t Overdo Cardio

One of the biggest mistakes people make when working out is focusing too much on cardio. Cardio doesn't burn as many calories as many people think and it should be used alongside strength training. We’re not saying that cardio isn’t good, but if you want to get the best results, you need to spend as much time, if not more, on cardio as you do on strength training. This is because strength training can burn even more calories than cardio during sessions and having more muscle mass will allow you to burn more calories when you’re not working out.

These are all things you can do to improve the quality of your workouts and your results. The most important part is fueling your body properly, allowing it to rest, and being consistent.


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