Are you looking for ways to kick your performance up a notch or two? Would you like to be able to work out harder and longer without feeling like you just want to give up? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, here are three ways to give your fitness routine the oomph it needs to advance your performance another level or two (if not more):
Pick the Right Running Shoes
Sometimes we are held back in our performance because we lack the proper equipment to get us where we want to be. That is why it is so important to have the right running shoes, or shoes that are made for the activity you intend to use them for.
There are various styles of running shoes, from ones made for walking to ones meant for hiking and even CrossFit, so you want to pick the ones that match your activity of choice. Also, make sure they fit right because if they don’t adequately support your feet, they may do you more harm than good.
Listen to Music
Music has the ability to get your energy level up and keep you going when you just want to sit on the sidelines and take a break. Create a playlist that inspires you to move even faster and that is exactly what you’ll do, thereby increasing your performance and becoming the best that you can be.
You may even want to create a couple different playlists that you can use depending on the activity that you are doing. For instance, you might want a certain set of songs for when you are running the trails and a different set when you’re in the gym pumping weights.
Grab a Friend
Working out with someone can help two different ways. First, you don’t want to let them down, so you try harder than when you are alone and, second, they are there to push you when you don’t seem to have the energy to push yourself.
So, grab a pal and hit the gym or trails and get fit together. It will strengthen your bond and your muscles at the same time, making it a win-win situation for both of you!