Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Training Your Body vs. Working out Your Body

Do you train each time you work out? Or do you just work out?

With training you have set goals in mind, hopefully written down, so you can improve upon your last workout.

With working out you simply move around so you get sweaty - but it lacks anything specific.

If you want to get better at your workouts, lose weight, get stronger, whatever it is, you need to TRAIN.

You'll need to lift more weight, or do more reps, or complete the same amount of weight and reps in a shorter time period.

Having specific measurable goals is what you need to improve your workouts and then YES improve your body!

For instance I am working on pull ups and jump rope double unders - and I am constantly trying to do just one more. A lot of days I am not successful, but I keep trying until I DO improve, and then guess what? I try for one more!

So your goals do not need to be huge - maybe it is just to do one more rep in a set or adding 5lbs. But DO something different to change your body.

Remember - doing what you have always done will get you what you have already got!

So go out there - get a notebook, write down some specific goals and go at it. You'll see results in no time.

Oh - and by the way, you can do the same thing with your diet.

Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. This is great advice, Gina. I am working on trying to actually touch the mat when I do a push-up - for at least one - as you say in class. Good reminder to always have something to work towards - it is what makes you classes so great (and popular!)