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November 15, 2013 at 2:31 PMComments: 1 Faves: 0

Motivation in a Bottle

By Dayton from SLN More Blogs by This Author

Exercise is only a choice for so long. Eventually everyone needs to exercise, or they drift off into complete uselessness and die. Exercise can come in many forms, all of which are essential. Though mental exercise is probably the most neglected in your case, today I write to you about physical exercise. This article is a quick read meant to push you into a life that sucks less.

the life that sucks less

Why should I exercise?

It lets your body operate at peak performance. Even among such popular obsessions like sex appeal and athletic ability, optimal body efficiency is the reigning king. When a body is running on all cylinders uninhibited, the life of the owner is vastly different than a sedentary, Cheeto-munching couch potato. In a nutshell: We exercise to not feel like crap. Looking better and being able to achieve physical feats previously impossible to us are just welcome side effects.

How to exercise?

It’s not that you don’t know how to lose weight or that you can’t tone any muscle, you just won’t. As it turns out, exercise is proven to do both those things! (WHOA!) It just seems that we have fallen into some sort of illusion that it should be easy. It’s not easy. Nothing worthwhile ever is.

Get more out of your workouts. The following are not brilliant realizations I had one night, they are simple reminders that, if we don’t take them seriously, can sabotage our workout.

Bring Intensity!

he probably just ate someone's children... yeah... that intense

When at the gym, do n't loiter at your business! It drives me crazy when I see people just standing around being a waste of space. Not only are you clogging the machines and weights, making everyone wait on you, the not-workout you’re achieving will do your body no favors.

Don’t be a waste of space. Regardless of where you are, exercise with a purpose and with intensity! In between sets, do high-intensity cardio like jumping jacks or high knees. When lifting, LIFT! Every time you touch the bar/handle/resistance band you should be working. If all that gets accomplished at the gym is a few sets of lazily heaved barbell curls and some crunches, you will get nothing. Because duh.

Bring Variety!

Doing the same thing over and over and over and over and over again is going to get boring quickly. A bored workout is probably a lazy and tired workout. Avoid getting bored by adding exciting and challenging movements today. Not only will it help your mental disposition, it also will excite your muscles. If there is no variety, it will most likely lead to a limp and unbalanced body (looking at you guy that doesn’t work out his legs).

Fix this by making sure every corner of your body is covered. If you are neglecting your legs and your back, consider yourself a failure. Once a good routine is established and you feel “comfortable” with it, change it. Make everything different and make it more challenging than the last exercise.

Be Consistent!

If all the above tips are applied once every 4 weeks, expect a heart attack soon. Consistency is KEY! Results are not measured within an hour. Make sure that every week you get to the gym for at least 3 quality workouts. Remember, there is no magic movement or pill you can take that will give you a better body shape, just determination and good planning. Stay consistent by making a schedule and sticking to it.

Happy Living :D

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