Gym Hacks Personal Trainers Only Know About
With near-perfect physiques, unbelievable stamina and motivation in bucket-loads, it’s no surprise that we normal folks can sometimes see personal trainers as fitness gods. But how do they achieve such staggering results? They must know something we don’t.
Fortunately, there are some trainers out there who’ve shared their exclusive fitness hacks, which you can use the next time you hit the gym.
Optimise your exercise with active rest
As anybody who exercises regularly will know, taking a rest between movements is essential. But, practicing active rest allows you to get the most out of your workout. Some personal trainers implement a rule during their sessions: always be moving. If students are caught stationary at any point during the workout, they are punished with extra exercise!
It’s worth noting that active rest doesn’t mean 50 squat thrusts or 30 burpees. Trainers who advocate this method of workout suggest that a simple salsa or walking step in place will suffice.
Make your phone a smarter stopwatch
Apps that add extra features to basic stopwatch functionality such as Interval Timer make it easier to set HIIT and strength intervals. You can use these work and rest timers to keep your workouts more focused by sticking to a more disciplined schedule.
Save time with antagonistic training
With busy schedules and packed social lives, it can be difficult to make enough time to work out effectively. Fortunately, you can make the most of your time in the gym with antagonistic training. It’s a form of exercise that ensures you’re doing enough work for both sides of the body for better muscular balance. This helps to reduce the strain on muscle groups and reduces rest time.
Deal With Odour!
If you’ve just had an intense HIIT workout, then putting your smelly gym shoes into your bag can be a disaster for everything else inside. Packing deodorizing shoe balls for storing your footwear can help – if you want the bargain option, then you can always place tea bags in your sneakers – they will absorb the excess moisture and smell nice too.
Don’t ignore an aches and pains
If you are in pain during or after exercises then make sure you mention it to your personal trainer. Although the saying “no pain, no gain” is true, you shouldn’t be feeling pain all the time. If you mention this to your trainer then they can change your workout routine or even suggest something like cbd to help with the pains.
The final rep
Not everyone has the money to have a personal trainer by their side every time they workout. Knowing the tricks of the gym trade can help you work out just as effectively. Hopefully, this article can help you to improve your workouts and get better results, whether you’re alone or with a coach. Happy training!
By: The Fitmo Team
Try Fitmo today for 7-days absolutely free and work with a REAL certified personal trainer or health coach through your mobile phone. Fitmo is a coach in your pocket you can take anywhere. 100% personalized, 100% results.