Most people go into the gym simply looking to kill time while somehow sculpting their muscles and burning fat, but here’s something they don’t know:

Simply going to the gym is only going to get you so far.

Once you’re there, it’s not enough to simply go through the motions. You have to put in the work.

If you’re serious about building your dream body and taking your workouts to the next level, start by applying these 3 simple steps:

  • Warm up appropriately
  • Keep your heart rate elevated
  • Sweat more

Let’s take a look at each of these:

Warm Up Appropriately

WARMUPThis is one of the best things you can do to set yourself up to have a calorie-torching workout.

Unless you’re coming straight from an activity where your heart rate was already elevated, chances are you’ll need to spend 5-10 minutes increasing the blood flow to your muscles.

Not only will this reduce the risk of injury but this is a surefire way to increase your training intensity.

The bottom line is if you want to get the most bang for your buck in the gym, you want to take time to warm up your muscles before working out

Keep your Heart Rate Elevated

4954_woman_exercise_heart_rate_1200x628-facebookWhen you want to burn more calories through training, you need to pay close attention to your heart rate.

This is true regardless of what type of training program you’re following, and it’s especially important when trying to lose body fat.

But what should your heart rate be while training? And for how long? What about rest between sets?

As you’re probably thinking, this can get complicated fast. Your body composition, training experience, and individual goals will determine the exact metrics you want to aim for.

Simply put, you want to complete your workouts without compromising form while also challenging yourself to stay diligent about maintaining a high working intensity.

Sweat More

SWEATWhenever we sweat, this is our bodies method of signaling that our core temperature is too high. This is why you see top level athletes drenched head to toe after almost every one of their workouts.

Although the amount you sweat varies person to person, keep yourself honest with your training intensity by assessing your body’s natural response to your training output.

You can increase the amount you sweat by any combination of taking shorter rest breaks, staying properly hydrated, training more intensely, and utilizing a supplement to increase your body’s temperature.

If you want the best chance at increasing the amount you sweat while training, you’re going to want to focus on all of these variables.

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The Bottom Line

Working out seems pretty straightforward.

You train 60-90 minutes 3-5 times a week, incorporate a variety of exercises specific to your goals, show up, and BOOM, you burn fat.

The reality is finding the accountability to monitor your training sessions and their intensity can be tricky.

And while there are an endless amount of tips online on how to improve your workouts, we like to keep things simple: Warm up before training, increase your heart rate, and sweat more.

Easy enough, right?

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