Everyone has their own reason for hitting the gym each day. Some of us use this time as a type of therapy to wash away the day’s or even life’s events while others see it as a place to grow. Regardless of what this time means to you,  you should be asking yourself one thing; am I taking my training seriously enough to actually see improvements?

What I’m referring to here is just how productive are you at accomplishing whatever it is you’re there for? Can you actually see some positive results occurring or are you simply spinning your wheels in vain?

To ensure that you are actually being serious about your efforts, here is a checklist of items to be aware of while you workout to improve your productivity in the gym.

Socialize Much?

This aspect of going to the gym is most likely the reason people hardly ever notice any significant changes to their physiques and overall health despite going to the gym every day. While being social is certainly a part of being a member of a gym, it shouldn’t be the main reason you’re there.

When it’s time to get serious and go to work, all you should be thinking about is the workout and how much you have in front of you that needs getting done. That’s it. Rest times between sets need to be established which don’t include a five-minute conversation with a friend if, you are serious about what you’re doing.


Here’s another uneventful situation that occurs quite often and that’s thinking about what you should be doing versus going in and getting the pre-planned job done. If you’re always wondering what you should do next or delaying things because you’re not quite sure if you want to go through the pain or not, then you are a victim of procrastination.

You need to have a clear idea of what needs to get done as soon as you hit the gym floor so that no time is wasted and no energy is used up on pointless movement.

It’s No Joke

Often times I see people joking around and having a good laugh right up to the point where it’s time to go to work. I’m talking about right before a heavy set of training, people will mess around with each other and are talking and having a great time which is totally fine with me if that’s your thing. Understand that your level of seriousness and focus at that exact time could potentially lead you to serious injury and consequences for not being completely focused on the heavy stuff. 

Mind-muscle connection during your workout is critical to maximizing results. Some people can focus better when keeping the atmosphere light. If that’s you, great. However, most people cannot.

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How Do You Train?

If you’re really serious about making significant progress and utilizing your time as effectively and as efficiently as possible then you need to be using a program designed for such goals. The Max OT training system is exactly what you’re looking for.

Max-OT is designed to maximize focus and intensity in the shortest amount of time.

All Supplements Are Not Created Equal

Now that you’ve established yourself as a serious lifter, it’s time to be a serious consumer as well. You can’t just expect that the supplements you find at your local shopping center are going to provide you with the benefits that a serious trainer like yourself is going to need to keep this ride going, now can you? Of course not. That’s why you find the best of the best and stick with them.

AST Sports Science is the best of the best and once you start using our VP2 Whey Isolate, Micronized Creatine Monohydrate, and GL3 L-Glutamine, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ll see firsthand just how seriously we take things here to provide you with only the best, scientifically supported supplements for the best results day in and day out. 

Be serious when it’s time to be serious and then let the rest of your day play out by reading the situation, that’s all. Your training should not be taken lightly no matter what your reason is for being there. If it’s to feel better, then be serious about working hard at feeling better. If it’s to grow insane amounts of muscle mass, then make sure you’re doing everything you should be doing to make that happen too.

Remember, it’s all fun and games until someone loses some muscle. Then it’s serious!

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Are You Taking Your Workouts Seriously Enough?

by Dana Bushell time to read: 4 min