Effective Training

Train With Purpose: 3 Ways To Move Better

Written By: Kripa Jalan

Train With Purpose: 3 Ways To Move Better

Life, just like nutrition and fitness – operates in a range, from better to worse choices. It’s not black or white. So, it’s important to think of the shades of gray in between.

The truth is that to get lean and healthy, you don’t need to be an expert. You can get better with just the basics.

However, the key to progress is an honest self-assessment of your starting point, where you’re at, and all that happened in between.

If you’re looking to level up your training game, here are 3 strategies that will help!

#1 Progressive overload

In simple terms, this means that things get more difficult with time. Whether that’s by improving technique, focus, attitude, weight, number of reps or sets, or even tempo. Maybe you need to progress by going backward—by quieting your ego, lowering the weight, and improving your pain-free range of motion. We can't keep doing the same workout all the time. Eventually, our bodies get used to it and we stop changing.

#2 Move with purpose

When you train, do you have an objective?

It could be as simple as:

  • Using a 12 kg. kettlebell instead of 8 kg.
  • Doing an additional set
  • Focusing on improving your deadlift form

Whatever your objective, use it to focus your workout. Use it to give yourself a purpose and a project.

#3 Try something new

The only way you’ll see results is if you stay consistent. How do you stay consistent? Do something you enjoy.

If your routine is feeling stale, shake things up. Try something new. Get outside, in a different environment, train with a friend, run a friendly competition, swim, or go dancing!

Look silly, be adventurous, and have fun!