Ever find yourself in the same old rut when it comes to your workouts? Doing the same workout over and over is not only boring—it also slows down your results by not giving your muscles a chance to recover. You need to alternate your exercise routine, for example I have my clients switch their program around a minimum every 2-4 weeks but usually every other week we change something about the workout around. This can be done very easily by changing your reps, sets, rest periods, and even your tempos around. It doesn’t mean you need to do a different workout each day but the more you can mix it up and keep your body guessing the more your body will respond.
One thing to keep in mind is your body responds best when you focus on one goal at a time. If you want to lose fat then you must put all your focus into an effective exercise and nutrition plan to lose fat. I see far too many people wanting to lose fat but not doing a workout or weekly exercise routine that is most effective to reach this goal. Running marathons, triathlons, and taking aerobic classes will most not likely get you leaner and help you keep it off. But the right balance of resistance training, interval training, and the right balance of nutrition and calories will.
Mix up your workout, keep your body guessing, but make sure you have a clear focus on what your goal really is and have a clear path on how to get there!
Your Fitness and Nutrition Coach,