Starting a training plan and sticking to it can be a fickle thing as it’s often a fine blend of planning, work, eat, rest and repeat. Here are are the 4 best ways to improve your training whatever your goals are..
Stop being so hard on yourself
So, you have constructed the perfect training program, destined to take you to the ultimate level. If it’s not working then there’s probably a reason why. It’s too strict. It’s perfectly ok to aim high but often taking a step back and pitching it right is the way to go. This way you will enjoy it more and succeed.
What are you doing?!
This is close to the opposite. Low structure is equally destructive so set out your goals early on and train around them. Really drill down to what you are looking for from your training, how much time you want to dedicate and work out what you will truly enjoy doing.
Eat and sleep right
Sleep is the most important thing on the agenda followed by good diet. The best training plan in the world needs good sleep and food to back it up. Both of these done well will improve recovery time allowing you to train sooner and harder.
Listen to the body
Knowing when to deviate from the schedule, knowing when to push hard or even back off altogether is a skill. We often have lots of other stresses and strains physically and mentally so it pays to listen to the body. The first 20 minutes of the day can be a pretty good indicator to our bodily state. If you’re struggling to finish a workout back off a little and likewise if you feel invincible then go for it!