How often do you engage in a truly intense workout? If you’re like many athletes it’s easy to get into a rut.
You do the same training sessions over and over again. Sure, you work hard, but the intensity seems to fade with each repetition.
And it’s not uncommon to want to avoid intense training altogether.
It’s challenging, right?
And if you push yourself too hard you might get injured.
Intense training can be fun (and it can be injury free as well.)
The Fun Benefits of an Intense Workout
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as pushing yourself to your limits and learning that you’re able to go further than you ever thought possible.
You feel powerful and able to accomplish just about anything you set your mind to.
An intense training program teaches you where your limits are and helps you push through them.
It’s a real confidence booster!
You increase your strength, mobility, and endurance as well.
An intense workout doesn’t just mean challenging your body to perform better.
It also means challenging your mind.
When you’re engaged in a challenging workout you’re likely asking your body to perform new exercises and movements.
This requires you to rethink how you move.
You’re working new muscle groups and your mind and body have to work together to optimize the movements.
So an intense workout isn’t just about working harder and repeating the same exercises with more intensity.
It also means adding new exercises and movements to your training program and challenging your body to move in a different way.
Starting an Intense Training Program – How to Prepare
Before you get started with a new and intense training program there are a few steps to take.
You want to make sure your new program will help you improve and become a better athlete.
1. Know Your Strengths – It’s important to step back and assess what you do well right now.
What are your strengths?
What exercises and skills do you perform well repeatedly?
These strengths can be challenged by adding new movements to your training program to help you continue to improve.
2. Know Your Weaknesses – It’s also important to know about the areas where you’re weak.
We’re not only talking about muscle weakness but also skills and mechanics.
Where can you use some improvement?
3. Be Ready and Excited to Work – If you’re not excited and motivated to start a new and intense training program, it’s not going to work.
In order to get the most benefit from any training program you want to be ready to work hard.
4. Have Goals – Goals are a motivational tool.
They’ll help you feel excited about your new training program.
Additionally, goals will help create the best training program for you.
5. Get Expert Help – Find a trainer who specializes in training athletes and creating custom training programs.
A trainer will be able to assess your skills, weaknesses and goals and help create the best program for you.
A good one will also be able to push you beyond what you think is possible and help you get and stay motivated to succeed.
An intense training program may be the missing key you’ve been looking for.
If you want to take your training to the next level and achieve your best season yet, visit Core1inc’s athlete training program.
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