My Top 5 Training Tips

My top FIVE training tips for maximizing your training time, and maximizing your results! Keep these in mind the next time you work out, but remember that there is no ‘one size fits all’ or ‘secret formula’ to success.

Here are some basic guidelines that can eliminate a lot of the guesswork, so that you can learn how to prime your body to attain goals.

You CAN Train When Your Muscles Are Sore

One of the most common misconceptions people have is that they can’t train when they’re sore. Long story short - you can, you just need to be smart about it. First things first, you need to extend your warm up and take a little extra time to get warm and get the blood pumping. One of the best things you can add here is some yoga poses and some easy bodyweight exercises along with using the foam roller. Better yet, to help prevent muscle soreness try using BCAAs during your workout, such as Beyond BCAAs which help you to recover faster.

Lower Your Weights Slower Than You Lift Them For Better Results

This is one of my favorite tips - as you’re lowering the weight, your body has to work twice as hard because it is trying to keep teansion in your muscles as they are getting longer; this is called eccentric loading. By increasing the amount of time we place on the eccentric phase of an exercise, we increase the stress to our bodies, which causes us to use more muscle fibers and more energy.


Watch The Clock

Your body clock, that is. Try to work out at the time you have the most energy - If you're a morning person, schedule your fitness activities early in the day; if you perk up as the day goes along, plan your activities in the afternoon or evening.

Working out when you have the most energy will yield the best results!


Periodize Your Training If You Want to Continue Improving 

If you do the exact same workout over and over, you’re not going to get results. That’s why my programs are periodised - this simply means you change them over time, so you continue to place a higher stimulus on your body forcing it to change so it doesn’t get lazy 

Don’t just go to your gym and put in half the effort - if you’re serious about reaching your goal, you need to train hard and change up your workouts every 6-8 weeks!

Be Patient

Remember that even if you follow all these tips, there will be ups and downs, setbacks and victories. My most important training tip is to just be patient and trust the process - don't give up! Solid results are on their way.