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Top 3 Lesser Known Training Tips for a Healthier Body

by: Stefan Simonovic

Whether you’re into cougar dating and need to bring your "A game" to the table, especially in the physique department or just want to work out on a regular basis to stay healthy, we’ve got a few lesser-known tips to share.

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Everyone already knows how important it is to stay hydrated, work out in absorbing, comfortable clothes and footwear, and take a shower afterwards to relax your muscles after a good 15 minutes of stretching, so we're not even going to bother with those.

However, we do want to focus your attention to these three little tips or tricks that will not only ensure you get the best results from the time and effort you put in appearance-wise but that you also stay as healthy as possible in the process.

#1: Stretch Using A Wall Bar

Most gyms nowadays come so well-equipped most people don't even know what half of that stuff is for anyway. That being said, if your gym has a wall bar, use it to stretch after cardio and at the end of your workout.

A wall bar is mostly used by growing children and their physical activities, and for physical therapy, but it is unfairly overlooked by healthy adults who work out. Stretching utilizing a wall bar will help elongate your muscles, stretch your back, reduce any back pain you might have, and ensure you have a healthy posture.

#2: Have a Banana or Two Afterwards

Our levels of potassium decrease after a workout and one of the best ways to replenish them is to have a banana or two afterward, depending on your body weight and workout intensity. In other words, girls are fine with one banana while guys should probably eat two to be on the safe side.

The easiest way to incorporate this little tip into your routine is to bring bananas from home or pack them up with your other gym stuff, and treat them as an essential part of any workout. If working out makes you feel like you could eat a horse right after, prevent overeating or eating the wrong kinds of foods by having a banana that is not only great as post-workout food, but it can also satisfy your hunger without adding on too many calories.

#3: Maintain the Same Body Temperature Throughout

The most effective way to lose weight and build muscles is to maintain the same body temperature throughout your practice. You first raise your body temperature by starting your workout with cardio exercises for 20 minutes to half an hour.

Most people do 10 minutes on the treadmill, 10 minutes of cycling, and 10 minutes on the elliptical, but the trick is to not cool off until the end of the workout. To do this, after every two or three different exercises, break your routine with an activity that's more difficult than the rest or involves more movement, such as a plank or jumping jacks. You can always throw in 5 minutes of cycling in between your exercises to keep the body temperature up.

About the author:

Stefan is a writer and a blogger in his spare time. He also works for First Beat Media, a company that mainly focuses on the online dating niche and similar services.

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