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Getting the Most out of Your Workouts

Workouts

You’re working out less than four hours a week during Body-for-LIFE, so it’s important to get the most out of every workout. It doesn’t matter if you workout in a gym, at home or on the road; the Body-for-LIFE workouts can be done anywhere. You may find that at the beginning of your Challenge you are lifting light weights or your brisk walk is fairly intense for you. This is fine. As the weeks go on you will be able to lift heavier weights and move better as your fitness level improves. Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of every workout

Schedule your workouts
Take time at the beginning of each week to plan out when and where you will workout each day. Treat each workout as a very important appointment with yourself; schedule it like you would any other meeting.

Plan your workouts
Write down what exercises you will do during your upper body and lower body weight-training workouts. This habit will save you time in the gym. 

Journal, journal, journal
Record the exercises you do and the weight you lift. Refer to your these numbers often to track your progress. 

Hit your High Points
You are making the most out of every workout when you hit your High Points. Your High Point is the moment when you are truly putting forth an all-out effort. You may feel like your body is going to give out but your brain gives you a little push: “You can do it!” and you surprise yourself. Hitting a High Point is not just a physical challenge but a mental challenge. It is what makes each workout so efficient, yet effective. 

Use your resources
The Body-for-LIFE website and community are powerful resources for your challenge. Read past champion success stories, read training articles, and learn how different products can help you achieve your fitness goals.