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20 Life-Changing Workout Hacks

Below is a list of 20 workout hacks that are guaranteed to improve your workouts.

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  1. Use a weighted vest– improve the effectiveness of every exercise you complete by wearing a weighted vest while you workout.
  2. Workout with a friend– challenge each other to go faster and farther!
  3. Stay hydrated– water is your best friend during a workout. It keeps your body fresh and ready for the next challenge.
  4. Stretch thoroughly– if you push yourself too hard without stretching, you risk facing serious injury to your muscles. Stretching is a great and effective way to prevent common injuries, and it also feels great!
  5. Make sure you warm up and cool down– it’s a great way to ease your body into and out of an intense workout.
  6. Keep your fitness equipment in good condition!
  7. Keep in touch with you fitness suppliers to make sure you have all of the latest fitness products.
  8. Give yourself a motivational speech before and during a workout- half of the battle is in your head, so don’t let negative thoughts keep you from achieving your goals!
  9. Listen to music that has a fast tempo- your music can help you get pumped!
  10. Stick to exercising at certain times of the day– your body will get used to the daily activity and start to crave the exercise at that time.
  11. Eat a healthy but rewarding snack after working out- you deserve it!
  12. Get a lot of sleep– your body needs rest just as much as it needs exercise!
  13. Start early so you don’t waste those early hours sleeping in- you’ll get more out of your day and also sleep better at night.
  14. Keep a journal/log of your progress- it’s a great way to see how far you’ve come and the benefits of hard work.
  15. Make sure you’re dressed for the part– good gym clothes can go a long way in getting you in the right workout mindset and keeping your body at a good temperature while you exercise.
  16. Set measurable goals– if you set unrealistic goals, you’re just setting yourself up to fail. You should aim for the stars when it comes to your body, but set attainable markers to strive for along the way. It’ll make a daunting task seem very manageable.
  17. Invest in quality gym equipment such as a power rack, quality dumbbells, or an Olympic bar/bumper plate set- the better the fitness equipment, the better the results.
  18. Balance, balance, balance– never focus on just one part of your body; balance the attention you’re giving to your muscles.
  19. Get a personal trainer– if you can afford one, a good personal trainer will push you to go beyond what you think you’re capable of. Sometimes having someone with you making sure you’re sticking to your workout is all it takes to get you the results you want.
  20. Make sure you’re enjoying it– working out shouldn’t be a chore. Find exercises that you like doing and make you feel strong and good about yourself. It’ll turn going to the gym from a dreaded task to something you look forward to.