Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tips for Changing Up Your Routine: 05/19/2012

It's Not You, It's Your Routine

Ever feel like your just not firming up, or loosing the weight. You workout 4 - 6 days each week for at least 45 minutes to an hour each session. Sometimes you may even break a sweat. You are starting to feel that what ever you are doing is not working, and you are about to give up on working out. Well don't give up on your workout because you feel that your workout gave up on you. Instead, maybe you should examine your workout and then see what you can do to make it work for you. 

Revitalize your workout with these tips:
  1. Add a new exercise to your routine
  2. Completely revamp your program
  3. Sweat.... if your aren't sweating than you are not working hard enough; sweating = working
  4. Add wind sprints to the end of your workout - wind sprints are intervals of a moderate / high intensity cardiovascular exercises; jogging / sprinting
  5. Look at your diet; eat natural whole foods rather than processed foods
  6. Try developing at least three different resistance programs for three days a week
  7. Change your routine at least every two months
  8. Get sore.... if your workout isn't making you sore (don't confuse sore with painful) you are most likely not stressing your body enough to develop those changes that you are craving. 
  9. Add body weight interval training
  10. Add body weight exercises... remember that your body is a gym
  11. Eat a small carbo / protein rich pre-exercise meal
  12. Finish with a  small carbo / protein rich pre-exercise meal to replenish nutrients that might have been lost and to promote protein synthesis
  13. Don't become besties with the elliptical, change up your cardio
  14. Learn to run
  15. Keep moving in between exercises by adding planks, bridges, or even light cario like a jump rope for 30 - 60 seconds
  16. Overall, if you are bored with it: CHANGE IT! 

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