The Best Gym Advice from our Six Star Ambassadors
Have you been in a gym slump?
The gym is never easy, even for regulars. Whether you’ve never been to the gym or you’ve hit a plateau, we’re here to give you a little boost and get you fired up for your workout. We asked our Six Star® ambassadors for their best gym advice and they delivered. Keep reading for some serious motivation.
Whitney Johns – Consistency is Key
Don’t fall into the trap of letting “perfect” be the enemy of “good.” Consistency is key. Even if you don’t have time for long workouts every day of the week, just aim to get in a sweat session regularly, in whatever form it may take. If you only have time to fit in a quick 20 minute sweat, that’s better than not doing it at all, and it will help you greatly in staying on the right track.
Javain Wilson – Know Your Body
The advice that I would give to a person at the gym who’s trying to achieve their fitness goal is:
Try to study your body to find out what works and what doesn’t.
Amey Corson – Mind/Muscle Connection
Maximize the mind/muscle connection. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned bodybuilder, practicing mind/muscle connection will help you get the most out of your gym session. You may be interrupted by your phone or other distractions during your workout and lose focus on the task at hand. You’re moving your body, but your mind is somewhere else. You want to maximize the benefits of each set, rep or mile by honing in on the feeling of connectedness with your body and the muscles you’re targeting with each exercise.
Mind/muscle connection helps you ensure that you’re challenging yourself with enough intensity and helps you avoid injury. So, my advice is to avoid “zoning out” during your workout, and really give your body the attention it deserves with focused mind/muscle connection – it will pay off with results!
Scott Mooney – Get Uncomfortable
“The strongest person in the room… is in the wrong room.” In other words, don’t go somewhere where you’re comfortable. Find people that are better than you. Ask them questions and learn from them. Don’t just stay at your current gym because you’re used to it and it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Go somewhere that’s a little intimidating and use the knowledge and skill around you to help you improve.