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Get In the Zone

Prepare properly to get the most out of your gym time.

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Get In the Zone

To fully prepare myself to be in the zone each lifting session, I spend time every morning thinking about what I’m going to be doing in the gym that evening when I train. This involves cataloging each set and rep, planning weight loads, thinking about rest periods, and so forth.

Another aspect of being prepared for a workout has to do with setting goals. Come up with one or two things you want to achieve on a weekly basis or even set small goals for each workout. Along with the short-term goals, you need to set a couple of longer-term goals, for, say, three to six months or more.

Be sure to track your progress. There are several fitness apps you can use, but I tend to rely on my iPad to take notes or else the oldschool method of using a pen and pad. However, if you’re going to use an app, don’t allow your phone to become a distraction.

The last piece to the puzzle is supplementation. It’s important to supply your body with the right nutrients to help fuel your workouts. My pre-workout of choice is MHP’s Fit Trainer. I also take BCAAs during my workout, as this is very important for muscular energy. MHP’s BCAA 10X tastes amazing and works great. – FLEX

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