Being a Better Athlete 101: Best Fitness Tips for 2021

You have finally managed to get your fitness agenda in place? Congrats, you are already ahead of many folks out there! Still, as with all aspects of life, there is always room for improvement as regards diet and fitness. In case you are looking to dial up your gym performance, you will need to take your workout goals and plans somewhat more seriously. If you have no idea as to how you can optimize your gym sessions, here are a few tips that will help get more bulk, amp your energy and motivation, and shed fat by the end of the year.


Set firm and realistic goals

Before you make any adjustments in your workout routine, you will first need to be aware of the objectives you are aiming to achieve. To stay on the right track, it would be a good idea to write down realistic and clear goals as regards your fitness, and then break them down into bite-size segments. That way, you will be able to monitor your progress and see how far you have managed to meet your fitness plan by the end of each week and month. In addition to that, you will be able to go back to the goal list and use it as a motivator for your future fitness achievements.


Eat your way to fitness

When it comes to working out, diet is as important as training, which is why you need to set aside some time to make a nutrition plan that will allow you to reach your objectives easily and with minimal hitches in tow. If you want to optimize your performance at the gym, you should ditch junk food from the menu and do your research regarding the food that will help you achieve the best results in the gym. To this end, it would also be wise to consult a registered dietician who will be able to custom-design your diet based on your vital statistics, overall health, training intensity, and your fitness goals.


Don’t forget the basics

Even if you are a diehard sports fan, you should not forget the basics when it comes to your fitness agenda. To achieve best results and reach your fitness goals fast and effectively, you should mix up cardio, endurance, and strength training. In addition to that, you may want to try and combine different sports and disciplines by cross-training to keep your muscles steadily bulking without the risk of overtraining or inconsistent muscle growth. For top results, you can try to organize your trainings using a dedicated app like Humango sports training app which will help you custom-create a workout in line with your goals and track your progress over time.


Work out, rest, repeat

One more important aspect of training, proper rest will make sure you reach optimal results in the gym without excess muscle strain or energy drops. For best possible effects of your hard training sessions, you should aim to get at least 6-8 hours of solid sleep during the night. In addition to that, you should also make room for at least one rest day during which your muscles will be able to relax and recover after hard training work. On rest days, you can do gentle stretches, pilates, or yoga to promote recovery while still remaining relatively active. On top of that, you can add creatine supplements to your diet as to maximize muscle gain and reduce recovery times.


If you want to step up your workouts and follow the footsteps of celebrities who competed in the Olympic games, you will need to do quite a few things about workout optimization and diet and recovery planning. If you are still here, you now know the best ways to do so, so go ahead and make the most out of your fitness agenda this year. Good luck!



Peter Minkoff
Peter is a lifestyle writer at HighStyleLife magazine, living between Europe and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.
Peter Minkoff