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How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out?

It's that time of the year when thousands of people sign up for new gym memberships and then a majority of them just give up the very next week or month. The first question on everyone’s mind is “How to get fit in 2017?” a close second is “How do I motivate myself to stay fit?”

There are no shortcuts to fitness and you have to motivate yourself enough to get out the door and get working out.

A gym is an option to put your fitness plans into action. If you live far away from a gym, then you also have the option to get your own home gym set up with all the equipment that you’d ever want from a gym. Motivating yourself to working out for some is harder than the workout!

Since this has been a recurring theme in the fitness industry, we’ve decided to go straight to the source and asked fitness experts a simple question:

What Would Be Your 3 Best Fitness Motivation Tips For 2017?

The three best motivational tips I can give for 2017 would be to:

Focus on Behavior or Performance

… rather than outcomes to increase adherence. People get wrapped up in losing "x" amount of weight or inches or whatever. But have no control over that outcome.

Search For Meaning

Find your why, meaning why are you exercising or dieting. It shouldn't be punishment or have negative connotations. It should be about creating a new you.

Enjoy The Journey

Lastly avoid looking at how far you have to go, it's about how far you've come. We get wrapped up in a goal and not even looking back at how much we've accomplished.

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o, you want to know how to build muscle. It’s an answer in two parts, really. Is your ultimate aim to get big or get strong? Each goal involves lifting heavy things and eating the right foods, but the details are a little bit different. (That said, of course you’ll get stronger if you train for size, and of course your muscles will get bigger if you train for strength.) Here’s a primer to maximize your desired results.


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Before you pop open that beer and soak up the sun, take 15 minutes for a quick workout. The soft, uneven surface works more muscles for a better workout in less time.

“Sand is a slightly unstable surface, which means that your core muscles work harder to help you maintain your balance,” says Robin M. Gillespie, a personal trainer based in Philadelphia. And, because sand is soft, it absorbs your energy and you have to work much harder to propel yourself forward when you run or jump on it — it's also easier on your joints.

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Spinal stability, diaphragmatic breathing and neutral posture, among others, are all “buzz words” that, as of late, have entered the conversation in a multitude of training facilities, across a wide array of practices. This is due to the fact that the underlying concept is extremely important. It is no secret the sport of strength requires years of hard training and adaptation to achieve its highest levels. Due to the demands and potential risks associated with loading the spine, its health and maintenance are among the key contributors to performance across a long and successful career.

http://www.jtsstrength.com/articles/2016/03/22/lumbopelvic-rhythm-the-powerlifts-spine-health-and-performance-longevity/

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You got your routine down with those staple workouts that keep you chugging along to your goals. And while every exercise isn’t your absolute favorite, you’re pretty comfortable with what you’re doing—and pretty confident that you don’t look like a tool on the gym floor. But if you only train your body in one way, you can lose abilities. You know, like that guy with the huge shoulders who can’t clasp his hands behind his back (talk about awkward). These exercises are just what the trainer ordered to keep you healthy and injury-free—and help make you stronger.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there are no shortcuts to getting in shape.

Whether your goal is to build muscle, lose weight or improve your fitness and performance, it’s going to require hard work.

That said, achieving your goal (unless you’re training at a fitness competitor level) doesn’t mean you need to spend hours at the gym either.

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The Active Times | Fat Burning Workouts

Everyone has their go-to workouts. But it’s only a matter of time before even the most enthusiastic of runners or the most diehard CrossFit-ers start to get bored with their favorite fitness regimens.

Not only that, but for the benefit of your body, it’s definitely a good idea to switch up your routine and add a little bit of variety into the mix. (Just don’t go too crazy because it is important that you stick to a well thought out plan if you want to see progress.)

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f you’ve been consistently working hard in the gym, but can’t seem to achieve noticeable results, it could be because your habits outside of the gym simply don’t support your goals.

SLIDESHOW: 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO OUTSIDE OF THE GYM TO SEE FASTER RESULTS
Yes, no matter what your goal may be, exercise is an important component of any fitness program. But unless you’re an elite-level athlete, most of your time is spent outside of the gym, and it’s where you spend the majority of your time that your decisions and choices count the most.

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Alright, we are back with some awesome, off-beat fitness tips from the top experts in fitness, nutrition, physiology and even psychology – Part I was awesome with our first 15 experts! For Part II, we have 17 top experts lined up to dish out their best advice that might not be “main stream” yet and even some that is simply too important not to mention! From fitness to nutrition to just living the DIY lifestyle, you’ll find some interesting tips from these experts below!

So without my usual verbose chatter, we are going to dive right into some of the best off-beat or secret fitness tips that you might not find anywhere else! Oh yeah, one more thing – want awesome content like this emailed to you? Get it here!

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In the sea of fitness information out there, it’s easy to get lost in a whirlwind of crap. Trendy advice circuits the industry faster than viral YouTube videos of Miley Cyrus. So many gurus have the latest cure for fat loss. So many programs have the solution for Arnold Schwarzenegger arms. But who do you listen to? What programs actually work? How do you sift through all the bullshit and find what truly yields results?

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When people think of New Year’s, the word “resolution” is rarely far behind.

Peeling the shrink-wrap off that new calendar inspires thoughts about what to improve in the coming year. What better date than January 1 to commit to losing 40 pounds, quitting smoking and hitting the gym every morning?

But how many of those resolutions will become lifelong habits, or even last into February?

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