10 tips to become addicted to working out, from a world boxing champion

 

Article by Vogue

With 63 victories out of 68 matches under his belt nine-time French and World Thai Boxing champion Abdoulaye Fadiga knows a thing or two about motivation.

Here are 10 of his top tips to apply to your own life (and workout schedule)
that will enable you to maintain the focus of a world champion and push yourself to the limit.

 

1. A positive attitude

“To stay fit, it’s important to maintain your level of motivation. The best way to do that is to see your physical activity as an enjoyable experience.”

3. Never
forget cardio

“To get your mind and body ready for exercise, starting with a short jog or a quick cycle is perfect. On the bike, five to eight minutes is great for a warm-up. Little by little, lengthen the warm-up time. To change it up, alternate between running, jump rope, cycling, swimming and boxing.”

5. Find a
routine that works for you

“Every workout should be for a specific amount of time and at least three times a week – 30 to 45 minutes is optimal to progress quickly. If you want to exercise on weekends, it’s best to do it in the morning or the evening so that you have time to rest.”

7. Eat well
and drink
lots of water

“Food and hydration play a key role in the regeneration of muscle tissue. A balanced diet helps to improve health and optimize the results of your workout. Make sure you prioritize fruits, vegetables and lean proteins and limit fatty foods. Ensure you stay hydrated before, during and after exercise.”

2. Take it up a step

“To reach peak fitness, it’s essential to keep up the intensity level of your training, to reach your limit. It’s best to start off slowly and build yourself up with short sessions. That’s the principle of progress.”

4. Short bursts rather than marathons

“To make the most of your workout, shorter training times are more effective. Go for seven sets of three minutes rather than one set of 20. Variation maintains your motivation level and is beneficial for your cardio-vascular system. Also, your body is made to adapt to your level of exertion.”

6. Include rest time

“Recuperation is essential to exercise. It allows you to replace the nutrients lost during your workout and helps muscle tissue to regenerate. Recuperation lets you progress quicker.”

8. Make sure
you diversify your workout

“The more you repeat a workout, the easier it seems to get. It’s not necessary to prolong your workout but to diversify it. You can alternate between sprinting and walking, or between swimming a front crawl and a backwards crawl.”

 

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