Regardless of whether your fitness goals are to burn fat, build muscles, or improve your health, the best way to do so is to work on your athletic ability. With better athletic ability comes a stronger immune system and a greater ability to handle physical and mental stressors. Here’s what you should do in your fitness routine to boost your athleticism.
More Aerobic Exercises
While HIIT has become more popular recently, aerobic exercises like jogging, riding a bike, or using an elliptical will strengthen your heart and cardiovascular system.
Build Basic Strength
Part of being athletic is being strong, so while you don’t need to become a powerlifter, you should still focus on basic exercises like squats, deadlifts, and pushups. These will improve your strength and range of motion while helping you build muscle burn calories.
Focus on Recovery
Overtraining and overworking will lead to burnout, so make sure you make time in your week to relax physically and mentally. In addition to getting eight hours of good sleep a night, take time in the middle of the day to unwind, breathe, or meditate to relieve any stress.
Try New Things
One of the best ways to increase your athleticism is to try different activities. Try not to focus on only one type of exercise. You’ll learn new skills and build your strength and endurance in new and fun ways.