Working out is the only way to build muscle and lose fat effectively. When you’re at the gym, it’s tough to continue pushing yourself and last long enough in order to see results at the gym. Use these five simple tricks to help push yourself just a little bit further when working out.
– Don’t Look Too Far Ahead (Stop Looking At The Time)
When you workout for five minutes and you still have about thirty minutes to go, it can really frustrate you in your head. Looking at how far you have to go can be very tough on you mentally as you’re working out. Focus on the present exercise and making sure the technique you’re using is correct, and this will help you focus and not overthink with countless doubts and negativity.
– Tell Yourself, “I won’t stop.”
Sometimes, when a thought of doubt creeps in and your body begins to feel just a little uncomfortable, your mind will instantly want to give up and quite. If you just tell yourself that you can get through this, your body won’t doubt itself and will continue pushing through.
Try to find a reason to workout other than just wanting to look sexy. While it is definitely one of your goals to have that beach body ready, having other reasons for hitting the gym can help motivate you even more on the days when you’re not seeing results right away. Some people reasons could be to further test your limits, improve your performance in a sport, or maybe just continue to getting stronger. Finding a deeper meaning will help you push trough when you just want to stop because you’re not seeing any results.
– Inspiring Music
Just listening to a few unique songs that motivate you can help push you to workout harder and harder. Find a genre and a list of songs that you feel inspire you the most. Some people find rap to be the most pumping, but other people enjoy listening to ballads and pop songs.
Whether it’s a specific amount of reps or a list of exercises to do, have a goal of what you “must” complete at the end of the workout. Being mentally focused on achieving that number will help you push through that first wall of wanting to give up that day. Don’t back down until you reach that goal, and you’ll find yourself pushing yourself farther and farther down the road.
Pushing yourself farther while you’re working is not exactly easy. Much of the hard work when trying to workout effectively is to know how to control your doubts and negative thoughts. Plenty of it is all about being mentally capable to handle your workouts. With the five simple tricks above, you can improve your chances at working out longer and pushing yourself much further than usual.