How to Keep Your Energy Revving Even During the Toughest Workouts
It’s important for serious athletes to learn how to pace themselves during tough workouts or events in order to conserve energy. After all, you won’t be of much use to your team if you run out of gas midway, and you may even injure yourself if you overexert yourself.
To help you stay safe and energized during your workout, focus on pacing yourself. Get a feel for your pulse and breathing as you go. It’s okay to push through certain aspects of the workout or competition, especially if you need to spring to keep up with an opponent, but then immediately bring it back down. If you find that you are gasping for breath or that your heart is pounding, then you’ve pushed yourself over your redline. Slow down, let yourself recover, and then pick it back up again.