Exercise Tips From Professional Athletes
Professional athletes know how to workout at peak efficiency. Read on for some professional tips on how to warm up and workout.
Before you hit the weights, you have to learn the importance of warming up and stretching. Jog for a few minutes or do some jumping jacks to warm up your muscles and get them ready for a workout. After that, perform some quick stretches. Focus on the body parts you plan to exercise. Hold each stretch for 10 to 20 second and try to avoid too-quick movements. When you're ready, put on your nuyu™ Activity Tracker and get ready to sweat!
The ideal workout should consist of alternating exercises every day of the week. If you're just starting out, consider resting every other day. Then try out these fun exercises.
The Farmer's Walk
To do the farmer's walk, you'll need two barbells - use weights you're comfortable with. Set the weights on the ground and stand between them. Then squat down, grip the barbells and stand up, using your core strength to lift. Pinching your shoulder blades back, walk in a slow, straight line. Then slowly bend and set the barbells on the ground. Turn around and repeat this process five or 10 times, depending on what you're comfortable with.
The Mountain Climber
Start this exercise by getting into a pushup position, with your knees bent so most of the weight rests on your palms and toes. Then, squeezing your core muscles, pull your right knee up towards your chest. Return your foot to the starting position, then repeat the process with your left knee. Alternate 20 times to begin with, increasing as you become more comfortable with the exercise.
The recovery period is just as important as the exercises themselves. First, make sure you drink plenty of water during and after your workout. Sweating causes you to become dehydrated, so getting the proper amount of water is important. Then make sure you're eating plenty of protein and complex carbohydrates. These two nutrients will help you recover from soreness and replenish your stores of energy.