How You Finish Your Workout May Be As Important As How You Start

We all know the feeling of leaving the gym having conquered a tough workout. This often comes with feeling exhausted and like you can barely walk, but overall promotes feelings of accomplishment and pride. A crucial aspect of increasing one's fitness (and resilience as a human, by extension) is pushing yourself to your limits. I like to incorporate what are often termed "workout finishers" at the end of my gym sessions every now and then as an opportunity to push myself further than I thought I could go previously, often both mentally and physically.

A workout finisher is a cardio or strength movement, or movements, performed at the end of your programmed workout as a way to get a final "push" and use up the last bit of energy you have left. This is why it often takes a lot of mental stamina and determination to complete them.

There are several different set ups to add a finisher to your workout. You could incorporate multiple movements vs a single challenging movement. You could incorporate a circuit engaging multiple muscle groups or focus all of your efforts on the muscle groups you targeted in training that day. The possibilities are endless and it's often helpful to try several variations to find what you like best and what gives you the best training effect.

Check out this video for some movements that you can trial to add to your finisher routines and make sure you get the most out of each workout.

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