We save the best for last at TS. The finisher is the final segment of the class, consisting of quick bursts of exercises and core workouts.
To get the most out of our finisher, here are a few tips:
When the music is blasting, your coach is yelling and you’re trying to squeeze in the last few reps, it’s easy to let your form slip. It’s natural to try to make an exercise easier when you’re tired. However, an injury can seriously derail your progress. To avoid injury, focus on your form as time winds down in the finisher. When your form starts to slip, stop what you’re doing instead of trying to squeeze in a few extra reps.
The best performance comes from a little competition. Motivation can come from inside, trying to beat your own expectations, or competing with someone else in the class. Competition is healthy and can help you push a little bit harder. Try to set numbers in your head for each exercise, or ask the coach to give you a target to shoot for. Then, try to beat that target.
The finisher is not the time to get stronger. If weights are involved you don’t need to go heavy. Instead, you should shoot for higher rep counts.
When you’re pushing your body, it’s not uncommon to feel dizzy, nauseous or shaky. If that happens, stop and let the coach know. Often, if you stop early enough and manage your fatigue, you can get back into the workout after a short break. If you try to push too hard, it can set you back longer.