If you’re not looking forward to working out at the gym because it’s just too boring, get out of a workout rut and start having fun. You won’t benefit as much doing the same old workout year after year and frankly, it’s just too boring to spend your time doing that. There are hundreds of exercises and a huge number of different ways to exercise that you’re cheating yourself if you’re still doing the same old routine.
Have you found your workout isn’t effective anymore?
One reason to breakout and try something different is plateauing. Plateauing occurs when the body becomes too efficient. While efficiency is good on the job, it’s not good when you’re trying to get fit or lose weight. It means the body burns fewer calories and that means you don’t get the maximum results. When you’re constantly changing the workout, you keep your body constantly learning and you’ll see more dramatic results. So, not only do avoid boredom, you’re also getting more for your exercise time.
You need a wide selection of exercises.
Getting fit isn’t just cardio, so people who run as their fitness method aren’t getting a complete workout. Sure, they improve their endurance, but they still need to work on strength, flexibility and even balance to be truly fit. Strength training helps you shed pounds faster and among other things, it helps build stronger bones, while building lean muscle tissue. You need flexibility training to improve your range of motion to avoid injury. Balance keeps you from falling and aids in simple tasks, such as going up and down stairs. Limiting your workout creates incomplete training.
There are more ways to exercise in the gym and even more outside the gym.
Many women shy away from weights and things like kettlebells, but they’re not just reserved for men. Somewhere, someone assigned them an identity that linked them to men. Women don’t bulk up like men, which is a reason some women avoid them, but they miss out on the super results that can be achieved with weights. Walking, hiking, dancing, taking the stairs and biking are great forms of exercising that can be added to any workout program, as long as they’re no the only form of exercise. You need a complete training program for the best results.
- When you get out of your exercise rut and vary your workout, you’re more apt to hit all the muscle groups in the body.
- Switching your workout frequently is like sampling many different foods at the buffet. You’ll often find one that you like better, but enjoy all the others, too.
- When you do the same routine repeatedly, you lose the fun from the challenge of conquering a new workout. Fun can keep you coming back to the gym.
- Sticking with the same routine means you’re not progressing. You have to up the ante to get your body to the next level of fitness.