How to get and stay motivated to workout
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06-29-2013, 07:17 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
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Sometimes it is boring to do the same workouts over and over; it becomes tedious. As Jarick mentioned, switch up your routine to keep it fresh.
I think going on a proven workout and sticking with it would be more beneficial. Too many people will start a lifting routine then right when they are on the cusp of getting somewhere with it they switch it up and they basically have to start all over again. This makes it almost impossible to get to where you want to be. Two weeks of working out will not make too much of a difference. You have to look at the big picture of where you want to be and then make mini goals to get there!
Start a strength training program like starting strength or strong lifts (google). These are both proven to get you stronger within three months.
There are some off ice training exercises you can do such as agility dots or box jumps. Add those to a strength training program that focuses on squats and see your skating strength and explosiveness increase!
Nutrition is very important. I know because of your age it is not recommended to count calories. Just make sure you are eating a lot of good nutritious whole foods and getting adequate protein and fats. Drinking lots of water is also very important. Right now your testosterone is through the roof so you can make some series gains with proper nutrition and the right workout/ lifting routine! Don't neglect your legs and also very important to perform the lifts properly with good technique. You want to prevent injuries. The most common one is not hitting parallel in the squats! People add all this weight to the bar and then do 1/4 squats and mess up their knees. Watch some youtube videos or get someone knowledgeable to help you out! Err not sure if this will all get read so I'll post my last two pieces of advice on the next post.
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