A good warm-up can be 10-15 minutes of cardio (treadmill or cycle or mixed). Either that or you can jog or run or cycle to your gym if it’s a little far from where you live. A proper warm-up will help you in going through a balanced and proper workout process.
A cooldown is nothing but simply stretching and in the cases of highly intense workouts (supersets), a 10 minutes walk on the treadmill after stretching the muscles that were worked on. Cooldown will help you by preventing the post-workout cramps and muscle pulls.
Work On Your Mind-Muscle Connection
The mind-muscle connection is a very important thing if you want to build your muscles properly.
It means focusing on the muscle that is being worked on. For example, when you are performing a chest exercise such as bench press, make sure that only your chest is used and contracted.
Avoid using the muscles you are not supposed to work on in that particular exercise. It can be challenging to build a proper mind-muscle connection, in the beginning, however, you will be able to master it in no longer than two weeks if you concentrate hard on the same.
Follow these simple steps that I follow for every workout and you will notice a lot of changes in your results.
And when I say changes, I mean positive and most definitely desired ones. Getting used to these things can be a challenging task, however, it’s not impossible or even hard at all. With pure passion and determination, you’ll be able to accomplish the long term goals you want to with your workouts. I hope this article will help in the way that it’s intended to.
-By Kunal Bansal Chandigarh