“Every fall, I watch the same thing – falling temperatures attract people to the gyms. However, this is usually the case in the first months or even weeks of autumn. After a while, only one-third of the persistent remain in the hall.
Newcomers who come to the gym want to “exercise”, want quick results, and when they still don’t notice, lose motivation, “says a celebrity coach.
According to T.Pocius, in order to not lose the desire to improve one’s body, it is important to create a routine that includes not only workouts on specific days of the week, a clear workout plan and even specific clothes, but also regular supplementation with active minerals during and after workouts.
For energy, water containing potassium and magnesium
Exercise involves a lot of sweating, losing a lot of water and, with it, minerals needed by the body: potassium, magnesium, sodium. Therefore, according to the coach, it is important not to overdo it, because the lack of necessary elements can make you feel unwell.
“When you feel your lips dry, it is recommended to drink. During breaks, I always suggest refreshing and then recovering lost minerals after sports by drinking water of higher mineralization. Otherwise, you may experience greater fatigue, lack of motivation, and weakness. Some complain that it is the result of excessive training, but it is actually a signal that the body is lacking in water and essential elements, ”says Pocius.
The coach tells us that active minerals are not only necessary because they can provide energy, but are also essential for heart and muscle function. “Potassium is important for the proper functioning of the heart, and its deficiency can be the cause of heart problems. Magnesium is involved in processes related to muscle function, oxygen metabolism, energy production, mineral balance, proper heart rate.
Although we may not feel the lack of other minerals, the signs of a lack of magnesium in the body quickly become evident. In most cases, magnesium deficiency is indicated by muscle twitching, cramps after or during sports, ”says a healthy lifestyle mentor.
Make a sports schedule
In order to keep the motivation to exercise, the coach recommends another solution – the introduction of a routine. He says that scheduling when you go to workout will make it easier to “get in”.
“When you start exercising, it is useful to decide how many times and on which days you will come to the gym. For example, set a goal to go straight to the gym on Tuesday and Thursday after work, not home. This will gradually become a routine and you will not miss your workouts. Also clearly state the duration of your workout, how you go, and decide what clothes to wear. This kind of “headlining” information helps a lot in the athlete’s routine, “the coach suggests.
Pocius recommends that you do not plan your sport every day because it is very important not to overdo it. “It is better to rest, restore your body to vitality and then return to the gym. Of course, it doesn’t have to last long. It’s best to take a break for a day or two, ”says the coach.