A good work out is one more step to a nicer shape of your body and it’s a boost of energy for the rest of your day. You probably already know what to do when you work out. However, you should remember few things that you shouldn’t do.
- Do not exercise with an empty stomach. Even if you are trying to lose weight you should not go to the gym if you didn’t eat for a long time. It can actually even stop your weight loss. If you don’t have energy to work out, instead of burning calories from fat you will burn your muscles. So before hitting the gym you should have a light snack that would give you energy. It will also improve your metabolism and prevent overeating after a workout.
- Drink lots of water during your workout. Although you should drink a bit of water to avoid dehydration, you should never exaggerate. Drink a few sips every 15-20 minutes. Larger amounts of water can not only provoke stomach pains, but even lead to hypernatremia, also known as water intoxication . Water washes sodium from your body, which causes weakness, dizziness, cramps and nausea. Therefore, drink just few sips regularly.
- Keep repeating the same workout routine. Regular exercise is great. However, you should be changing the exercises from time to time. Repeating the same exercise for a long time can be pretty boring and, believe it or not, it increases the risk of injury. In addition, you will be losing weight slower. Make sure you include both cardio and strength exercises.
- Train through the pain . Minor muscle pain during the workout is normal. However, if it hurts badly, something is really wrong, so do not ignore it. Relax, reduce the intensity of your workout to see if the pain will disappear. If so, continue as usual during training. If the pain remains even after the break – you should finish your workout that day.