Soaring to New Strength: Proven Tips for Staying On Track This Summer 

  

At PRIMAL, we believe that strength is in us all, waiting to be discovered. As schools have finished up and we fully embrace summer holidays we also know that this time can be a challenge to stay on track for longer term goals. 

As we are focused on helping everybody discover their full potential, we want to provide valuable tips to help you stay on track with your strength training journey. In this blog, we will explore key principles that will guide you towards success. From mindfulness and planning to listening to your body, trying new things, and celebrating achievements, these strategies will empower you to unlock your inner strength and stay on track this summer. Let's embark on the path to maintaining focus and achieving your fitness goals this season. 

 

Be Mindful: 

 

Stay present during your strength training sessions. Focus on the quality of your movements and the mind-muscle connection. 

Pay attention to your form and technique to ensure safe and effective workouts. 

Practice mindfulness outside of your workouts, cultivating a positive mindset that supports your strength training goals. 

 

Plan and Prepare: 

 

Set aside specific time slots for your strength training sessions in your summer schedule. 

Plan your workouts in advance, including the exercises, sets, and repetitions you will perform. 

Prepare your workout space and have any necessary equipment readily available to minimize barriers and ensure a smooth training session. 

 

Listen to Your Body: 

 

Pay attention to your body's signals and adjust your training accordingly. Rest when needed and prioritize recovery. 

Modify exercises or intensities if you experience any discomfort or pain. 

Respect your body's limits and progress at a pace that feels comfortable and sustainable for you. 

 

Try Something New: 

 

Embrace the summer as an opportunity to explore different types of strength training activities or exercise modalities. 

Incorporate new exercises or equipment into your routine to challenge your muscles in new ways. 

Consider trying group fitness classes, outdoor workouts, or virtual training programs to add variety and keep your workouts engaging. 

 

Celebrate Your Success: 

 

Acknowledge and celebrate your strength training milestones and accomplishments. 

Set small goals along the way and reward yourself when you achieve them. 

Take pride in your progress, whether it's increasing your weights, improving your form, or consistently showing up for your workouts. 

 

Top 10 Tips from Primal Ambassador – Sarah Holden  

 

  1. Having a structured plan helps maintain motivation and focus, eliminating uncertainty during training.
  2. Set realistic goals tailored to your time and lifestyle to avoid overwhelming yourself.
  3. Opt for shorter and more intense workouts when time is limited to ensure effectiveness.
  4. Start your day with a workout to boost energy and set a positive tone, completing exercise before distractions arise.
  5. Make healthier choices while allowing occasional treats to positively impact your diet.
  6. Stay persistent despite challenges and setbacks along your fitness journey.
  7. Find a healthy routine that suits your lifestyle for consistent, long-term success.
  8. Embrace rest days guilt-free, allowing your body to recover and prevent burnout.
  9. Prioritise quality time with loved ones and create lasting memories while pursuing fitness.
  10. Enjoy your holiday and return to your routine afterward without worrying about setbacks.

 

 

Remember, staying on track with your strength training during the summer is about being mindful, planning and preparing, listening to your body, trying new things, and celebrating your success. By implementing these tips, you can maintain your momentum, stay motivated, and continue progressing toward your strength training goals this summer. 

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