Spring Change your workout!Do you do the same workout week in week out? Well you shouldn't be. Its important to vary your workout for 2 fundamental reasons:
- Psychologically: To prevent bored associated with doing the same workout. Motivation is an integral part of a successful workout. Just doing the workout isn't enough its important to enjoy it and enjoy planning workouts to maximise the neurological/chemical benefits.
- Physiologically: To avoid reaching a plateau in workout performance and, subsequently, training results variety is the key. Research has shown that adding variety to an exercise program can improve adherence. Exercise scientists at the University of Florida observed that individuals who modified their workouts every two weeks over an eight-week period appeared to enjoy their workouts more and were more inclined to stick with their exercise programs when compared to individuals who followed the same workout regimens week after week. Varying your exercise routine can also help you stay physically challenged. Many of the body's physiological systems (e.g., the muscular system) adapt to an exercise program within approximately six to eight weeks. If you do not modify your exercise routine, you reach a plateau because your body has adapted to the repetitive training stimulus.
- Finally its a great opportunity to try a new sport, class or environment. Always in the gym why not head out to a local park for a challenging hill run or try that boxing class you've been peaking through the windows at all year.
Buy I new pair of sneakers or workout gear to motivate too. Nothing strikes up commitment then having a new outfit to wear or putting some $$$ in.
Alternatively if you're not sure where to start. See our helpful pics below; we've got week 1 all sorted for you!!
Enjoy!!! NF x