Are you ready to get started on your exercise journey? Ready to start being fit and feeling better than ever? here are some tips for you to achieve your bodybuilding goals:
1. Exercise Daily
Make sure to get plenty of daily exercises. You do not have to kill yourself from running, jogging, etc., but you should have some sort of moderate physical activity in your everyday life. Go on a walk at your own pace for an hour. You can also do light weights or stretches. Make sure you’re not in severe pain during your workout. Just a warning, your muscles will ache after a high-intensity workout. It may be irritating, but that means your body is changing for the better. Make sure to drink plenty of water, stretch, and eat foods with a decent amount of protein after each workout. The protein will help keep your muscles, not fat, rebuilding.
2. Eat the Right Foods and Portion Each Meal
Stay away from sweets! Sugar from candy will not help you get in shape. Even if it’s just a single candy bar, one will eventually lead to another. Vegetables are the best things to eat when getting into shape. Broccoli, for example, does a good job at making the stomach feel full for up to 3 to 4 hours. Green vegetables such as green beans and broccoli keep the digestive system clean and running.
Also, stick to lean meats like fish and chicken. Seafood, such as shrimp, and tilapia are also great alternatives. These foods are full of protein and healthy nutrients to help keep muscles fit and ready for workouts. Having a good metabolism comes from portioning meals. Try to plan out eating six times a day and setting smaller portions, rather than having three large meals throughout the day. This will also help you find yourself breathing smoother when working out rather than huffing and puffing for air. This is because you will have less food in your digestive system, which means more energy is used toward your exercise.
3. Keep Track of Calories and Food Intake Per Day
Keeping track of how many calories you eat in a day will be helpful in planning out your physical exercise. Ever wonder why bodybuilders’ body masses are so big? That’s because they plan out their meals and take in more (healthy) calories than the average person. On the other hand, losing weight and striving for a skinnier physique will involve more physical exercise than calories you ingest.
4. Be Sure to Get Sleep
Even though most of us have eight-hour jobs during the day or night, it is crucial to get enough sleep to recharge the body’s batteries. Six to eight hours of sleep will keep the body going throughout the day, but if you happen to feel tired at any point after coming home from work, by all means, take a small nap before exercising. You should only nap for about a half-hour. This will prevent you from staying up later in the night. You can also take melatonin to help you fall asleep faster at night so you get to be ready and motivated early in the morning.
5. Stay Motivated
An important key to being in shape is to set goals and keep a positive mindset. If you stay positive, you will be able to push yourself to get that fit body you’ve always wanted.
At American Fitness Center, we know all too well how important it is to lead and live a healthy lifestyle. Not only does it make life easier, but being healthy can help you avoid health issues in the future. At our fitness center in Fayetteville, Georgia we have a full-service gym and personal training services. At AFC, there are various programs and services available to complement your needs and your schedule. Being 24/7 allows members to access the facility at any time which is very convenient for busy schedules.