Were you seeing progress in the beginning and now it has faded or totally hit the brakes? You’re not alone so don’t be discouraged!
You’re body is built for survival and is a master compensator when it comes to change… It’s your body’s job to learn, adapt and overcome, to keep you alive.
You remember when your current routine kicked your butt and you struggled through but that same workout doesn’t seem to push you anymore. Or you were a regular in that class and counted the minutes until it was over but now can crank it out like it’s nothing.
Do you remember the last time you were out of breath during your workout?
Do you do the same routine every time?
Do you workout at the same time every day?
Do you eat the same thing every morning?
Are you doing multiple workouts a day but don’t feel it anymore?
Are you bored with your gym? Studio? Trainer? Routine?
If you do the same routine, every workout, your body will get used to it and settle into the “norm”. If you’re just not feeling it after your workout anymore, it’s called adaptation and it means you need to mix it up and keep your body guessing and “growing”.
Your body will adapt to tasks that you do on a regular basis. This is good because you can learn and become proficient at many things; although if you want your body composition to change, you need to keep changing your routine.
Try a different class, one that challenges you and makes you work. Mix-up your weight routine, mix up your reps etc… I rarely have my clients do the same routine for more than a few workouts and I often mix-up all of their workouts so their body doesn’t know what’s coming and has to adapt to new stimulus.
You can train the same muscle groups, many different ways… Lower the weight and raise your reps – Raise the weight and lower your reps – Use different exercises for the same muscle group – train your muscles from a different angle – Use free weights one day and machines the next… There are so many different variations that you could mix up your workout virtually every time you’re in the gym. The trick is to Just Do It! You will be amazed at how mixing up your routine can bust you out of that rut!
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~ Jason Latas ~ www.SummerBodyNow.com