You’ve been a workout warrior for a while, putting in time at the gym each day to reach a specific goal or just improve your overall health and fitness.
While staying motivated and committed can be tough, celebrating milestones along the way will keep you inspired.
You struggle, strain and sweat for weeks until one day your chin finally clears that bar. Congratulations—you’ve pulled your entire bodyweight up by sheer strength and knocked out your first official pull-up!
Not only is this a difficult move to master, it makes you look like a total gym rock star. Now you get to walk around for the rest of the day feeling like the superhero you are. Still working towards your first pull-up? Take it step by step.
You’ve been consistent with your workouts and diet, and today’s the day: You step on the scale and are rewarded with a lower number than you’ve seen in a while. If weight loss is your goal, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your hard work in the gym (and kitchen) finally pay off.
Hold the phone: You mean you there’s stuff you are supposed to be doing AFTER you work out? Yep, the first time you pay attention to recovery marks a milestone indeed—it means you’re really taking your fitness and health seriously.
Stretching, getting in fluids and carbohydrates within that magic 30-minute post-workout window and foam rolling are all important aspects of recovery. Paying attention to what you do after you work out can take your fitness to the next level.
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