How to Improve One’s Exercising

Taking on a fitness program to improve one’s health and lifestyle is exciting. It boosts one’s immune system, reducing a risk of infections and diseases. However, there are a few concepts one needs to place into consideration when it is exercising time. Let us dive in and ensure that we check out these aspects, to ensure maximum benefits from exercising.

Starting with an obvious: Enjoy Exercising: Many consider exercising to be a burden and a form of torture meant to drag humanity to medieval times. As a result, they curse continuously once an exercise gets tough. Many terminate, swearing never to do it again, resorting to dubious ways of achieving their intentions. It is a terrible idea, as one needs to persevere. Try the best you can, to enjoy exercises done. In this way, you get inspired and encouraged to do it another day, rather than regretting later.

Set a time aside: Exercising time should be exclusive; not chit chat time. This includes staying off the phone, unless it is an emergency. This helps one concentrate, there by performing exercises better, without destruction.

Aim for a better you: In a world of exercising, there is no such thing as perfect. There is always room for improving and advancing. As a result, one should aim at becoming better than who they were a day before, rather than struggling to achieve perfection. But, but, always do your exercises in the perfect format. Also, comparing yourself to others is good. However, extreme comparisons should be avoided.

Disciplined: Although I am a verified and certified fitness junkie, I follow exercising rules and regulations depending on exercises done and where I am exercising from. This avoids interruptions and destruction, or being kicked out of a fitness center.

Planning: Before initiating a workout, one needs to know the kind and extent of exercises to be done. This sets forth an organized environment, ensuring that exercises of a particular session are performed to the fullest. This also assists in making modifications when necessary, for example in case of an injury or sickness.

Proper format: This is where perfectionism comes in. Ensure that exercises are done in full range motion to avoid injuries, and benefiting the most from exercises done. The range of proper format of an exercise varies, as modifications can be made. However, safety should always be considered first, before initiating or modifying an exercise. Injuries can result from sudden uncontrolled muscle contractions and relaxations.

Push yourself: Slogans have proven to be effective. However, it is always one’s mind which leads the rest of the body. Simplifying some exercises should be avoided. For example, pressing up the body while kneeing is an absolute no. Struggle the best you can, pushing yourself to at least doing a few full range and proper press ups.

Exercise with a purpose: You don’t have to be an athlete or preparing for a marathon or triathlon, but exercise with an aim of achieving something. This ensures focus and courage of driving oneself, to achieve a desired goal and purpose.

Something new: Repetition of exercises is good, but it gets boring with time. Adding in a few twitches, modifications and entirely new exercises is a saver. One keeps motivated to perform better another day. Spicing up one’s exercising keeps the body, mind and arena alive.

Evaluation: There would be no point in continuously exercising without knowing whether you are progressing or not? Finding out how you are improving is essential. One gets to know where they need to improve, there by becoming better. Also, knowing where one stands among others is crucial. This involves taking part in competitions and challenges. However, it is not simply a matter of joining the elite of the elite athletes or fitness junkies, but a need to know one’s capabilities. Performing a personal assessment and evaluation is essential. It involves measuring one’s strength, flexibility and endurance.

Once the above are placed into consideration, exercising will become part of your life and enjoyable, there by benefiting from it the most.

More exercising insights, tips and personal experiences in Fitness Junkie, available in electronic and audio formats, across various stores and online libraries. Also, feel free to join I on YouTube at BodyOut Count Challenges.

Keep cool, but always blaze when exercising.

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17 thoughts on “How to Improve One’s Exercising

  1. If that is you in that photograph, Joseph, I am impressed. I know how hard that pose is you are doing. Yes I exercise regularly. And I LOVE it. I body build at the gym 3 times a week, walk 3 miles as many days of the week I can, bike, and when I can do yoga. I believe in keeping fit and active, no matter the age. Keeping active keeps the Heart happy. I know it does mine. Really great post! Thank you! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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    1. Yes Amy, it is I doing the compass pose. It is such a beauty 😋😆 I am glad you love and keep an active lifestyle, cheers to that and keep it going 👏. I love the gym, and I focus on endurance. I switch it up with yoga and other no equipment exercises weekly to balance it up. Oh my, there is plenty of good active stuff to do 💃🕵🏃🏋🏊🏂🏄

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      1. You are amazing! I too like to switch up my routine and making sure I am having fun as well. When I carry around 16 pounds of heavy camera equipment on my person for hours as I trek and hike, that is what I call endurance. My life itself exemplifies endurance and strength. Good to see and know you understand and act upon those premises. Good for you!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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      2. 🤓🤣🤩 well, well Amy, well played there. And oh please, tell me about carrying around camera equipment! It gets at times really hectic when climbing up and as well not wanting to damage the equipment. I feel you on that 😥😏😎🐧

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      3. I use a product by Cotton Carrier …. a camera vest upon which my camera and lens hang on. I LOVE it. My husband has one too. Camera equipment is expensive so I aways do my ultimate best not to damage any of it. ☺️

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  2. Awesome Joseph! You make it all look so easy! Gotta work on those tips….. exercise has its coolest benefits, and yet candidly, I find it a challenge to make friends with it on a more regular basis haha! 😂

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    1. 😆😉😂 thank you YBP. Yes, an exercise becomes easy once repeated several times 😊. Also, there is an adrenaline rush felt, once I accomplish an exercise, it’s thrilling. Have you tried doing only exercises you enjoy or find fascinating?

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  3. Gosh you are flexible… have to admit I’m jealous. 🤩
    Great tips here Joseph.
    I completely agree on full-body press ups! In high-school we girls were taught to do press-ups on our knees — believed to be not strong enough to support our own weight, I suppose. Ridiculous!! I do full-body ones and have been for years. 💪😁😇 (Flexible or not, at least I have that. 😆)

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    1. 👏 👏 👏 that is the way to go. It’s sad that at times it’s instructors who misguide others. Awwh Nadine, am soon making ten years of yoga, so, don’t be too jealous 😊😆 Simply join in and let’s enjoy 🐧🐦👊👌🏋

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      1. Aw. Ok Joseph I’ll try my best. I can do half-lotus; getting there! 🧘🏽‍♀️😁🎉 The splits might have to wait for another lifetime. 🤸🏼‍♀️🥨🚫😆

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      2. Splits are over rated Nadine 😎 and besides, who never enjoys the shavasana? 😅😅😊 But, but, splits get easier once you master the art of deep breathing, which I believe is the most important element of yoga and meditation. Do you have that covered? 👌🚣💆

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