Develop a routine
Sports is just not an exercise but rather it’s a routine which involves everyday practice. Developing a routine enables your body to get used to the physical pressure it has to undergo everyday. It makes your body healthier and energy levels to reach its peak. If you are used to sitting all day, you find yourself lacking energy for other things you need to do. So the first step in getting a sports ready body, is to change your habits and routines.
This step might be the most difficult for those smokers out there. Smoking is an acquired habit that is so difficult to change when you already practicing it for years. But smoking weakens your lungs which explains why a simple walking can make you out of breath. Quiting smoking is an integral part in developing your routine, this is one of the habits you have to eliminate if you want to become stronger and fit.
Don’t forget to stretch
Before every exercise, you should do stretching first. This is an overly used tip in exercising yet a very important one. To avoid sprains or other injuries due to heavy physical activities, one must stretch first prior starting any exercise program. It prepares your body specially your joints and muscle for the physical stress your body will go through. So again, don’t forget to stretch.
Track your performance
In any sports, it is important to check the progress you are making everyday. Record your progress by writing it down or you can use free applications to record it for you. Knowing that you are progressing can motivate you more and you’ll find it addictive. You’ll set higher standards for yourself and would like to beat your score everyday.
Work with a coach
If you are really serious to become great in sport of your choice or if you simply just want to be healthy and fit, working with a coach makes it a lot easier. There maybe video tutorials in youtube which could also be effective and also won’t cause you a single dime; however, personal touch is still different. We know this because we have tried many methods just to get the level we are now. Working with a coach is more effective because you get real time feedback on what you’re doing wrong, what are the things you have to work on, and he or she can tell you right away that you need to go through some preparation before going into the program to avoid injuries and health issues.
Everything in this world is about mind game. You have to change your way of thinking to achieve change because doing the same thing over and over again without results is just a waste of time. Most of the time people start an exercise program and when things gets tough they give up and they start another one again. Don’t let yourself get stuck in this rat hole. Every time you feel like you’re giving up challenge your mind not to give in. Focus on the goal. Motivate yourself because if you won’t, who will?