When you spend a lot of time in the gym and work hard to improve your personal health and get the body you’ve been dreaming of, it can be rather frustrating when the results aren’t happening as quickly as you had hoped. While working out is essential to toning your body and building muscle, there are also things you can do outside of your workout that will help speed up the results.
The following steps can be used in conjunction with your current routine in order to boost results, and help you meet your goals that much sooner.
Be Wary of What You Eat and Drink
By this point, everyone is aware that fad diets aren’t going to get you the desired results. Sure, they may have temporary gains, but then they will fade as quickly as they appeared. Instead, it’s best to be wary of what you eat and drink making sure you not only consume just the right amount of calories but also the right types of food.
Re-examine Your Calorie Count
It’s also a good idea to take a look at your calorie count. What is the ideal amount you should be consuming each day? Are you meeting it? Are you exceeding it? Did you know that by cutting just 100 calories per day it will equate to a 10lbs weight loss over the course of one year?
If you’re unsure of what your calorie count should be, you can always speak to one of the personal trainers at the gym, or even your doctor. Of course, once the number has been determined, you’ll need to track your calories daily to ensure you are within your limits.
Increase Your Strength Training
If you’re looking to build muscle faster, or you want to lose weight, increasing your strength training can be the answer. You can do this by adding more reps, training for a longer duration, or by adding more weight. Strength training is an excellent way to speed up your metabolism.
Make Sure You are Drinking Enough
Proper hydration is another key in getting faster results. Some people have a hard time meeting the eight glasses of water per day, and if that sounds like you then you can always add herbal and natural tea to the rotation. If you opt for green tea, then you’ll also have the added benefits of the antioxidants found in it.
It can be a long and frustrating road to re-shape your body and get to where you want to be. Each of these steps will help to speed up the process and motivate you that extra bit more.