American’s these days are spending hundreds, if not thousands on personal trainers and specialized classes at the gym. What if there was a simpler way to get tone and get the beach body you dream of. Here are several tips from trainers across the country who speak about simple tips and tricks and can change the way you work out.

1. Every rep counts!

If you are lifting weights, it is important to squeeze out every single rep like it is the first. Skipping out or giving up near the end of the set can make a difference even if it seems as if there is no difference being made.

2. Form over speed

Against popular belief, working out quickly and based on speed is not the best for the body and not the ideal way to build muscle and tone the body. What trainers tend to focus on is the form going into each workout. There is no point of rushing or working out quickly if the form is incorrect. Working out slower and methodical is important to working out the right muscle group, and working them out correctly.

3. Heavy load lifting

Lifting heavy weights does not necessarily mean you will build a bulky body. Eating right and lifting heavy will increase muscle mass and burn more calories. Trainer Randall explained when speaking with Yahoo! Health, “To get toned, there are only two things you can do: lose fat or build muscle, and while you can’t target fat loss in specific areas of the body, you can build muscle in specific spots.”

4. Equipment

What you wear to the gym can in fact make a big impact in the long run. Regular cotton blend clothing does not help regulate body temperature, but polyester blends can help regulate body heat and is proven to improve athletic performance, compared to regular cotton clothing.

5. have fun!

One of the most important tips is to enjoy your workouts. If you are not looking forward to working out it will most likely fall off your to-do list. Creating a steady work out that is both enjoyable and efficient is important to getting the body which is desired.

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