5 Fresh Ideas To Boost The Effectiveness Of Your Workouts
You’ve been exercising for a few weeks, and have seen great results, but lately, the workouts have lost their pizzazz. You are not losing as much weight as you did when you first started; you have lost your motivation, and really, you are just plain bored.
Don’t worry, you are not alone, this happens to many people. This can occur as the body becomes too acclimated to the same old routines, and the body hits a plateau.
Boredom is common when you keep doing the same workouts day in and day out, and just as your body becomes acclimated to the same workouts, so does your brain.
Check out these 5 great ideas for improving the effectiveness of your workout.
1. Switch Up Your Exercise Routine
Who enjoys spending an hour running on a treadmill or sweating on an elliptical for their entire workout session, 5 times a week? While a good cardio session can indeed burn calories and get your heart working to help burn fat and improve your overall health, there’s no reason your workout should seem like such a chore.
Changing how you work out will not only help you keep interested in your workout regime, but it will also keep the body guessing so it doesn’t get used to the same old same and will also allow you to target other areas of your body.
Do sets of bodyweight exercises such as burpees, lunges, and crunches to not only burn energy but also work on toning up those muscles. Skip the weight machines, and add some free weights. Instead of the treadmill, book a training center at Flex Training Center!
2. Do Intervals
Interval workouts are the most effective method of burning calories. The next time you are on the treadmill, running, cycling, or even using a cross trainer, try using intervals.
These are done by maintaining a constant and steady pace, but every few minutes, up your speed to the fastest that you can manage before returning to the steady pace again after a few more minutes.
The way this works is that your heart is constantly being driven to work hard and then relaxes again and this constant change of heart pace means that you get a more effective workout.
3. Choose Your Workout Partner Wisely
When you’re working out, it really helps to have someone to help you keep focus. Make sure that you choose your workout partner wisely. If your partner can’t keep up with you, you may find it difficult to fit in the pace of workout that you need.
Try to choose a workout partner who either is at the same or slightly higher level of fitness so that you can keep up, go further and stay motivated. This will ensure that the time you spend working out with a friend is as effective as possible.
At Flex Training Center in Rochester, we are still a neighborhood gym. Often times, members are looking for a steady workout partner. Don’t hesitate to ask around. Make friends! You will find that our members are kind, and even if they aren’t looking for a workout partner, they may have some great workout tips.
4. Hire A Personal Trainer
While this one may seem like common sense to some, it’s surprising how many people think they can just launch themselves into a workout routine and hope for the best.
If you know nothing about fitness or nutrition, you’re not likely to get very far with working out. By hiring your own personal trainer, you’ll end up getting tailored help with your workout routine and that trainer will help you grow your workout as your fitness level grows.
At Flex Training Center, we have more than 10 certified personal trainers who are ready to start you on your fitness journey, including the owner of our gym, Tom Renner!
Not only will they be able to tell you what will help you burn off the weight or achieve your target goals, but you will also be able to get some nutritional advice. Your diet is very important when it comes to implementing changes to your body image and this is as specific to each individual as a workout routine.
5. Get Moving On Your Break At Work
OK, when you’re at work, working out may not be the thing that you have on your mind, but it is important that you keep moving throughout the day. If you have an office job where you sit at a desk all day, try incorporating some bursts of exercise into your breaks.
You could go for a brisk walk around the block, or simply take a jump rope to work and do some skipping for 10 minutes. If possible, get a standing desk; these are awesome new products that allow you to quickly convert your workspace to a standing area where you can work on your feet.
The more you can keep moving throughout the day, the more calories you’ll be able to burn.
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