5 Ways to Create a Health-Focused Workout Plan
In this blog we are going to give you 5 ways that you can create a health-focused workout plan.
When building a health-focused plan, I'd like you to think of yourself as a ‘Life Athlete’. The reason for this is we start to think more about longevity.
Let's focus on function.
It's very common nowadays for people to follow a body split-style training program where they will work their chest and triceps one day and then back and biceps another day. This is great if your sole focus is to become a bodybuilder but if that's not your goal, try to construct your workout into a series of movements instead.
Most of life breaks down into these six patterns:
When we return to the gym, try to reduce the number of machines you use that only use a fixed path of movement to keep your training more functional which will improve balance, flexibility, and posture.
2. Bulletproof your body.
This is going to keep us injury-free and in the gym. One of the quickest ways to become out of shape is to get injured. Most injuries come from strength imbalances and one of the main reasons for this is because people like to train certain muscle groups more than others.
Making sure we have a well-balanced program is important and ensuring the program we’re following improves core stability. Some exercises that can do this are planks, dead bugs, and roll outs.
3. Lift heavy loads
In every health plan, we believe that we should be picking up heavy things and putting them down.
Performing compound exercises and lifting heavy loads in a rep range of 3-8 reps is massively beneficial. Not only are you going to increase in physical and mental strength but it will also improve bone health.
4. Practise self-care.
When it comes to training, more is not always better. Making sure that we are recovering between our workouts is essential so that we can come back stronger. Prioritising our sleep is going to be one of the most important things we can do for self care as this is when our body is rebuilding and repairing. Other activities you can include as part of self care are stretching, yoga, foam rolling, and paying attention to your hydration levels.
5. Take multivitamins
One of the easiest things you can do for your long term health and fitness is taking a daily multivitamin.
This should be added on top of a nutritious and well balanced diet. It can be difficult to get all the vitamins and minerals we need from natural food sources. Taking a daily multivitamin can help to prevent us from having deficiencies.
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