Everyone was there: you wanted to train today, but you have no motivation to train. There are many excuses why it is not possible to do strength training today …
Are you ready to tap into a source of exercise motivation? It’s time to forget about these 6 excuses.
Excuse # 1: “I don’t have time to train”
A long day at work, cooking dinner, washing clothes … there is no time for training. Law? Not correct! Everyone finds at least 15 to 20 minutes for a workout 3 to 4 times a week, whether during the lunch break or in front of the TV in the evening. A quick workout is better than nothing; Any kind of exercise is good for your body. Put together your own home workout.
Excuse # 2: “I have no motivation to exercise”
Lack of motivation to exercise is probably the most common excuse for skipping exercise. Now is the time to start thinking about what inspires you. What motivates you to get fit? Could it be train with friends or the encouraging comments from your followers in adidas training app? Training motivation is contagious. Surround yourself with other people who are passionate about exercise (offline and on) and you will catch their enthusiasm. (1)
Excuse # 3: “I don’t know what workout to do”
There are so many different types of workouts out there it is hard to know which one will work best for you. Go to the “Workouts” tab in the adidas Training App and you will find a selection of the workouts presented. You can see exactly how long the workout takes and what exercises are included. Or try out a guided training session in the app. Train with professional athletes like David Alaba and be inspired. Motivation guarantee!
Excuse # 4: “I want to strengthen certain muscle groups, but don’t know how”
Would you like to shape your glutes? Or strengthen your upper arms? Quite simply with ours Workout creator: Choose which muscle group you want to concentrate on, decide how long and get started! The workouts are suitable for every fitness level. The longer you do it, the harder it is.
Excuse # 5: “I’m too tired”
There is nothing wrong with skipping a workout every now and then when you are too tired or yours muscles hurt. Listen to your body.
But did you know that Regular exercise improves the quality of sleep? People who exercise sleep better. And the better and longer you sleep, the more you can exert yourself with your workouts. If that’s not enough to motivate you to exercise….
Excuse # 6: “I ate too much / the wrong things before training”
What you eat can provide you with energy, but it can also stress you. That is why it is important to know what to eat before and after weight training. Allow at least 2 to 3 hours between a full meal and your workout. Make sure that it contains the macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. If you’re still hungry before exercising, have a small snack that is easy to digest. Go for carbohydrates and proteins.
The best pre-workout snacks:
- Natural yogurt / I am yogurt
- Hummus with carrot sticks
There is also a a few things to avoid before training. These can lead to digestive problems and affect your performance.
Foods To Avoid Before Weight Training:
- Vegetables that cause gas (onion, cabbage, broccoli)
- greasy food
- spicy foods
- carbonated drinks
- Whole grain foods
Would you like to learn more about nutrition and exercise?
The nutrition guide in adidas training app puts you on the right track for healthy eating. Find lots of tips on what to eat when you want to build muscle, run faster, or lose weight.
We hope you’ve found the training motivation you need to get started. Forget the excuses and get started today!