The power of a workout plan

I had a great day at the pool this afternoon.

Main set: 10x100 yards sprints with 20 seconds rest intervals.

The major reason why this session was so great was because I came into to the pool with a predetermined plan—A step I sometimes overlook.

Why have a plan?

1. Efficiency 

Having a plan allows you to know exactly what you’re doing. If you only have a limited time to workout, this is critical. You need to get in and get out as quickly as possible. 

2. Focus

Planning allows you to think objectively about your weakness and pinpoint the areas you need to focus. You’re more likely to do exercises outside of your comfort zone if you thought them through beforehand.

3. Accomplishment

When you walk in with a plan, there is a beginning, middle and end. When you’re finished, there is a feeling of accomplishment. I always feel like it’s similar to making a to do list. It feels good to check of tasks! 

Planning is so critical. It helps you become more consistent, feel good and allows you to reach your goals faster. 

What kind of planning goes into your workouts?

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  1. nutrify said: Nice
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