Jul 28, 2017
5 Tips to Crush the 31-in-31 Challenge
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Step up your workouts, and your life, in a big way this August by taking part in 31 workouts in 31 days with TITLE Boxing Club. With the amount of things on our plate each day, it’s hard to find time for ourselves to stay active and relieve the stress of everyday life, so let’s do it together!
It won’t be easy, but it will push you to take an hour of your day and make it the best hour of your day! Each class is different, the music is always blasting and the people at TITLE Boxing Club are going to be by your side for each punch.
Michael Yabut, the Manager of Product and Experience at TITLE Boxing Club, believes the 31-in-31 challenge offers members a unique and fun way to take their fitness to a new level. Here are his five tips to help you crush 31 classes in 31 days:
Stretch, hydrate & rest! This is the most important factor to being successful with 31-in-31! Our bodies need to stretch, hydrate and rest to recover. According to Yabut, the major muscle groups you should stretch are the chest, shoulders, triceps and hip flexors. Strive for eight hours of sleep every night to aid in recovery as well. Hydration after each class is crucial. “For every pound lost, you need to drink 16 oz. of fluids (water or Gatorade with electrolytes),” Yabut said.
“If you aren’t taking care of your body then you will not see results. Be smart and do the things that will set you up for success.”
Make your workout a part of your schedule. If you view your workout as a separate part of your day, it’s easier to push it off. Incorporate at least one day where you take two classes. This will allow time during the week for you to have a rest day.
Find an accountability partner to do the challenge with. Going to class with a friend is a great way to make it extra fun and contribute to a friendship. Setting a goal, and accomplishing that goal together, will add extra support when you’re feeling discouraged. Remember, we’re in this together!
Set yourself up for success with meal prepping and snacks. A healthy diet is important to fuel your body for success. Make sure you’re eating a balanced breakfast and lunch that will give you the energy you need for class. It always helps to meal prep so that you can grab and go. Keep some healthy snacks with you for those days you need a little extra energy.
- Before your workout, plan on a moderate to high-carb meal that includes a protein three to four hours before the class.
- Snacks like dried fruit and almonds combined with peanut butter whole-wheat toast and a banana can be a quick way to prepare you for your workout.
- After your workout, plan on a 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein 30 minutes after working out. This anabolic window is important!
Do supplemental exercises to support your muscles. Talk with your trainer about beneficial exercises to incorporate to support the muscles you’re working hard in class to prevent injury.
Grab an accountability partner, set a goal for yourself and take the 31-in-31 challenge at TITLE Boxing Club. Earn the right to call yourself a champion!