- Seek the advice of a professional!!! This is my number tip as I see many guys and girls who have been training for years but are making countless errors and not even realising. Simple corrections and a new understanding of exercising will reap vast dividends. There is a reason why you're not making the progress you desire. If you can't afford personal training, then at least get a well balanced program written, with exercises demonstrated so your time isn't wasted and your gains are maximised at the gym.
- If you want to lose fat - then don't just do the endless, mind-numbing and typical rounds of 20 minutes on cross-trainer, then 20 minutes on treadmill, then 20 minutes of.......include the right type of weight training if you want to lose weight as well as tone-up at the same time
- Warm-up properly and include dynamic stretches before beginning resistance training, it will get your body prepared for the session ahead as well as helping to prevent injuries
- Track your progress with a workout log. It helps you to continually increase your workout load in order to keep you improving
- Get the right amount of training and rest, once a week ain't enough, seven times a week is probably too much. Somewhere in between is probably just about right for the average person. Then get plenty of rest and eat right!
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