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4 Ways To Improve Motivation At The Gym

When the nights get colder, dark and a little less motivating environment occurs. This where you need to challenge yourself and test how motivated you can become. Often it can be the case that when the weather becomes worse, motivation tends to deteriorate. Therefore during this time, we set 5 ways which can improve your motivation at the gym.

The first way to improve motivation at the gym is to:

1. Set Targets

By having targets in place, you will be able to put in place the correct schedule. By then having the schedule you are likely to become more motivated. In turn, it will improve your performance! It has been indicated by research that by having goals and schedules can improve performance by 20-25% in work performance [1].

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2. Make Commitments With Friends

By committing with your friend, you are likely to feel more motivated and therefore reach new optimal performances. By doing this you will also make the experience much more enjoyable, and therefore the process will seem much quicker [2].

3. Get Up And Go

This may not be the case for everyone, but often the highest motivation will be in the morning. This will mean that you will be much more productive. It has been indicated by research that having an early structured morning you are cultivate success [3]. Therefore by doing your exercise at the gym early in the morning. The outcomes are likely to be more successful. By doing this, it will set you up for the rest of the day and allow you to be productive in areas beyond the gym also.

4. Change Up Your Routine

By changing up your routine, this will make it more exciting for you. This means you will likely be more successful in your goals and reach the performance level which you want to reach [1]. It will allow you to also refocus on what your main goals are and therefore make the process more interesting.

 

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References

[1] Centre For Management & Organisation Effectiveness, 2019. Setting Goals Leads to Higher Performance. Retrieved from https://cmoe.com/blog/setting-goals-leads-higher-performance/

[2] Mental Floss,2019. 11 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Go To The Gym. Retrieved from: http://mentalfloss.com/

[3] Garnett, L., 2018. The Scientific Reason Why Being A Morning Person Will Make You More Successful. Retrieved from: https://www.inc.com/laura-garnett/the-scientific-reason-why-being-a-morning-person-will-make-you-more-successful.html

 

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