The More The Better? 7 Wise Ways To Workout That Help You Make Progress

Most individuals do exercise or workout routines in order to live a happy and healthy life. But, how can you make these exercises take an effective course in order to help you reach your progress? Here are the 7 wise ways you should do to attain an efficient and effective progress.


Productive Exercises

While doing your workout, it is also good to add any productive exercises. The movements caused by these productive exercises will recruit a lot of muscle fibers and can burn tons of calories from your body. Some of these productive exercises are military press, bench-press, pull-ups, squats, and deadlifts. According to the author of the famous “maximize your fitness potential”, Wayne Lambert, the effort you are exerting in performing the productive exercises will help you do cardio workouts.


Frequency Increased

You must also remember to increase the frequency of your workout exercise as much as possible in order to have that efficient and effective progress you desire. A professor at the Arizona State University, Shawn Arent, advises that the frequency of your workout exercise must depend on the physical fitness level you have. You should not exceed the limits of your body so as not to cause injury.

Don’t Stray Away

You should always remember that discipline is the key to everything you want to attain. Without discipline, you will only be wasting your time. You must stick to your program in order to see the progress. An NSCA Certified Trainer, Sohee Lee, even gave an advice that changing the workout schedule more often will give you less progress. Consistency must always be given priority. You must have trust on your chosen program and you need to stick to it for a period of 4-6 weeks.

Progression Training

You must know by now that your muscle will grow when it is stimulated by resistance training. But, you still need to let your muscles adapt with the stimulation. You need to do progression training because doing the same counts of repetition over and over again will not do you much. What you need to do is to slowly increase your workout intensity through higher resistance, higher repetitions, and reductions in your rest periods.


This is one of the important ways in order to attain progress throughout your workout. Warm-up is very important because it will avoid your body from incurring injuries. You can do a 5-10 minute warm-up just to engage your muscles and not to create immediate exertion of force.

Workout Tracking

It is always important to track your workout exercises because without it, you will never see the progress you had. It is also through this means that you will be able to know how much progress you had for the past few weeks. You can either write it in a notebook or you can use an application. What you need to track is your weight, resistance, number of repetitions and sets, workout duration, rest time, type of exercise, and your mood.

High Intensity Cardio Exercise

You can do high intensity interval training, commonly known as HIIT, so that it will efficiently enhance your cardiovascular exercises. This training is proven to enhance and increase athletic performance due to the increase in the number of mitochondria, which is responsible in the production of the body’s energy.


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