Being consistent with your workouts is the key to success! Once you get into the groove of working out, it’s an amazing feeling. But sometimes you have those days when your workouts just don’t feel that great. Maybe your energy is low, you aren’t able to go as fast, or picking up the same weight you used last week seems impossible today. These things happen.
If your workouts aren’t feeling up to par, there are a few things you can do to perk yourself back up. Often, it’s a simple solution! So take a look through these tips, so that next time your workouts seem to feel extra challenging, you can bounce back to your full intensity in no time!
Make sure you’re eating enough – especially protein
The more you work out, the more calories you burn, and the more food you will likely need. If your goal is to lose weight, you do have to maintain a calorie deficit, but eating too little calories can actually hinder your progress, and is the likely culprit when your workouts are feeling weak. Protein is a very important part of any diet, especially for active people. To make sure you’re getting enough, use this protein calculator from AllWhites® 100% liquid egg whites!
Analyze your sleep habits
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: YOUR SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT. Imagine going a night without sleep regularly – tack a tough workout on to that and you’re doubly exhausted. Sleeping at least 7 hours a night is highly recommended, and your body is able to repair and rest during that time. You’ll experience less soreness and more energy for workouts when you get proper sleep.
Try a pre-workout snack
This one is especially helpful for our early-morning exercisers. While fasted workouts do have a time and a place, if you are consistently doing high-intensity workouts early in the morning and maintaining a caloric deficit, a pre-workout snack can be just the thing to give you an extra boost. Try something simple and easy to digest, like a smoothie with 1/2 cup AllWhites 100% liquid egg whites, 1/2 cup almond milk, and a banana. So easy, and it’ll give you great energy to get through your workout!
Working out is a great thing, and making the most of your workouts is even better. If you’re feeling a little bit run down, remember that you do have to take care of your body – it’s the only one you’ve got! And that includes feeding it right. Getting high-quality protein with each meal can provide energy throughout the day, and refueling your body with a post-workout protein shake or snack can help your muscles grow stronger. You can also try adding an extra rest day when necessary to really give your body a break.
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