Once you’ve finally mastered a consistent workout schedule, you might expect incredible results to appear in no time. Being consistent with your workout is undoubtedly one of the most critical factors in whether you’ll see the results you want in the timeframe you want, but it’s not the only factor. There are many tips and tricks you can use to boost your work performance and ultimately set you farther down on the path to great health faster. If you do not see the results you want from your workout, check out these quick ways to boost it to the next level.

  1. Prop It Up: One way people often miss the results they’re looking for is in neglecting the use of exercise props. There are many workouts and types of exercises that work wonderfully without props, yet if you find you aren’t obtaining the results you’re looking for, the workout boost you need might be in the addition of some key props. Try adding in some exercises using a kettlebell or bump up some of your current exercises like squats by holding dumbbells during the exercise. Using a kettlebell during your workouts can increase the number of calories burned significantly.
  2. Hyper-Hydration: It’s easy to zone into your workout and forget about drinking water until after you’re done, but this might cause more harm than good. Not only is it essential to stay hydrated for the obvious reasons for avoiding dehydration and the light-headedness and muscle cramping that can result from it, but hydration is vital in boosting your metabolism too. Avoiding water during a workout might be the reason you haven’t seen the results you’re hoping for.
  3. Supplement Your Workout: Perhaps your workout isn’t what’s lacking at all, and instead, you might be missing a specific chemical compound in your body. There’s no one-size-fits-all for addressing your exercise needs with a supplement, however. Depending on what you’re looking for, you’ll benefit from different supplements. If you’re trying to increase muscle mass, you might benefit from creatine, a molecule in your body that’s been shown to increase strength and powerby providing support for energy production within your cells. If instead, you’re trying to improve your endurance or intensity during a workout, caffeine could be the key, as it’s been studied for its ability to increase performance outcomes.

Whichever method you choose for trying out a new workout boost, give it some time before you move on to the next experiment so you can clearly assess what’s working and what’s not.