The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Exercisers

You don’t need to drink a shake before and after every workout, and you don’t need to work out for one hour a day to transform your body. Such advice is only ideal for bodybuilders who spend hours in the gym.

Regular people like you and I need to find ways to make our workouts efficient, otherwise we won’t transform our bodies without making huge sacrifices. The truth is, you can get fit without straining your body or making huge changes in your schedule. You just need to follow these seven habits of highly effective exercisers.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Exercisers

Habit #1 They plan their workouts.

Have you ever noticed that you waste a lot of time when you don’t plan for your day? It’s the same thing with workouts. You’re more likely to skip workouts if you don’t have a good workout plan.

Highly effective exercisers have workout plans that indicate the exercises they’ll perform and the number of reps and sets. Your routine should be very detailed. If you don’t have a routine, feel free to follow my program.

Habit #2 They focus on full-body training.

Doing full-body exercises is one of the best ways to save time. An exercise like jumping jacks targets all the muscles in your body, and that allows you to burn more calories in less time than someone doing crunches.

To become an effective exerciser, you need to focus mainly on full-body exercises. That way, you can perform rewarding workouts in as little as 10 minutes.

Habit #3 They train progressively.

Effective exercisers make their workouts more challenging as they get fitter. This allows them to build muscles in a short period.

Muscles grow when they’re challenged. That’s why it’s important to increase the difficulty of workouts as you get fitter. If you repeat the same routine, your body will get used to it, and you won’t get much out of it.

Habit #4 They focus on getting stronger.

Strength is not a motivating factor for most people trying to get in shape, but effective exercisers know that gaining strength can motivate you to keep going.

Frankly, it takes time to see physical changes in your body when you start working out, but you can gain strength in as little as a week. Instead of focusing too much on your waistline, track your strength and celebrate every time you reach a milestone, like your first full burpee or pull-up.

Habit #5 They focus on their vision.

It’s so easy to quit or get sidetracked when you don’t have a vision. Effective exercisers have a clear vision of what they want to accomplish and how they will do it.

Every day, visualize how you will look or how strong you’ll be after transforming your body. That will enable you to make healthier choices and exercise consistently.

Habit #6 They don’t compromise on consistency.

You and I know that consistency is necessary, if you want to stay in shape for the rest of your life. Yet, so many people are inconsistent with their workouts.

One of the easiest ways to stay consistent is to focus on short workouts. You might not have the time to do a one-hour workout but you can sacrifice 10 to 15 minutes every day.

Habit #7 They don’t rely on motivation.

Many beginners assume they should only work out when they feel motivated. This huge misconception makes people skip workouts.

Effective exercisers know they won’t always be motivated. Therefore, they push themselves to work out, even when they’re feeling lazy or beat up.

Do you have the habits of highly effective exercisers? How do you stay consistent and motivated? Share your experiences in the comments.

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heather g2 months ago

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