There are numerous gym tips I can share to help you achieve performance or fitness related goals.  There are so many in fact, that I feel it’s important to first take a general approach, and you can then insert the previous tips I’ve shared into your each step.

1) Determine a clear and specific goal.

2) Evaluate yourself in the three areas of fitness – exercise, nutrition, psychological.

3) Use your goal to create a step-by-step road map that includes incremental victories and ultimate.

4) Find a partner with similar goals and motivation.

5) Re-evaluate yourself each week and identify areas that need improvement.

These basic gym tips are the true steps to achieving any fitness related goal.  For example, if you have a general weight loss goal, but you don’t evaluate yourself in each of the three areas of fitness, you could be totally missing that one final piece of the puzzle.

Think of this, you work hard in the gym all 5 days during the week, you eat relatively healthy and get lots of sleep, but for some reason when the weekend comes, it’s a no holds barred food binge.  You know you’re sabotaging all your weeks’ hard work, but for some reason you keep doing it, week in and week out.  You missed one of the most important aspects of achieving fitness related goals, the mental aspect.

Olympic athletes do it, why shouldn’t you?  It’s the practice of visualizing yourself achieving your dream.  Whether it’s to run a marathon or lose 10 lbs, this mental practice makes all the difference in the world.  In addition to visualizing, you should also ask yourself questions like:  Why am I doing this?  Why am I sabotaging myself?  Do feel like I’m constantly denying myself?  Am I still afraid of being fat?  Am I running away from the ‘fat kid’ I was in middle school?  These questions should elicit feelings and answers that help you understand more about yourself and the things motivating you to either achieve or sabotage your goals.

I hope these gym tips have helped give you insight into what it really takes to achieve your fitness and performance related goals.  As a personal trainer, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients in each of these areas, and I guarantee that as you master each of these tips, you’ll succeed in reaching your goal.