- Add a new exercise to your routine
- Completely revamp your program
- Sweat.... if your aren't sweating than you are not working hard enough; sweating = working
- Add wind sprints to the end of your workout - wind sprints are intervals of a moderate / high intensity cardiovascular exercises; jogging / sprinting
- Look at your diet; eat natural whole foods rather than processed foods
- Try developing at least three different resistance programs for three days a week
- Change your routine at least every two months
- 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.
- Add body weight interval training
- Add body weight exercises... remember that your body is a gym
- Eat a small carbo / protein rich pre-exercise meal
- Finish with a small carbo / protein rich pre-exercise meal to replenish nutrients that might have been lost and to promote protein synthesis
- Don't become besties with the elliptical, change up your cardio
- Learn to run
- Keep moving in between exercises by adding planks, bridges, or even light cario like a jump rope for 30 - 60 seconds
- Overall, if you are bored with it: CHANGE IT!
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: