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 Before any workout session, it is important to remember to stretch properly. Doing so will help your muscles relax before being worked. Remembering to stretch will help you prevent soreness and repair muscle when you are done exercising. It is equally as important to stretch before a work out for the same reasons.

 
Work on keeping your muscles limber by holding your stretches. For those under 40, try holding your stretches for about 30 seconds. For those over 40, try holding them for about 60 seconds. The reason for the time difference is that muscles lose their pliability as you grow older and can become strained or receive injury more easily than when you're younger.
 
If you control your breathing, it can help you improve your workouts. Exhale your breath forcefully when you are at the highest point of your situps or crunches. When you contract deeply through exhalation your abdominal muscles are forced to work harder.
 
 
Working out in the morning is a great idea, but it isn't always easy to get up early. If you are determined to work out in the morning, try weaning yourself into getting up early. Get up ten to fifteen minutes earlier than normal and do any kind of physical activity. Continue to do this by getting up a little earlier each week until you are up early enough to do a complete workout.
 
If you want to add more power to your golf swing, you should take practice swings on the opposite side. Doing this will strengthen your muscles, which may be needed to help you clear a water hazard. You will experience noticeable differences in the power of your swing if you do this.
 
Count in reverse while working out. You should not go upwards, go backwards when counting. This can help all of your workouts feel like they take less time to complete as well. You can really motivate yourself when you know exactly how many reps you have left.