Ever feel like you’re treading water when it comes to working out? Or maybe you're tired of going to the gym three days a week and doing the same thing over and over and seeing that your progress slowed or completely stopped.
This is a common situation among regular exercisers as their body adapts to the stimulus you are placing upon it and no longer sees the need to grow stronger. It is during these times you have to take things to the next level and provide a new and challenging stimulus for your body to get it responding again.
Here are five tips that can help you get motivated and reach a new peak of workout.
Reassess your standards
If you are not getting the results you want, you'll need to raise your standards. Reassess some of the things that are in your control, like food choices and quantities, meal frequency and timing, cardiovascular training intensity and frequency and weight training.
These are some of the factors that you control and are very important for your workout. Focus on finding the right combination that works best for you. Determine what you must do more of and what you must do less of to reach the goals you set for yourself.
Hire a trainer
Another set of eyes to keep you accountable might be good for you. Plus, a trainer has an educated brain for exactly what you need. When looking for one, see that the person you choose meets your requirements.
Make alterations in your diet
A changed diet can help improve digestion, nutrient absorption, weight loss and muscle-building, but the effectiveness is unique to each individual depending on the diet. To decide which diet is best for you, talk to a nutritionist that can tell you which is the safest and smartest way to go about getting started.
Make a change
Maybe you should try something new, spice things up a bit to escape the monotony. There are all sorts of classes you can check out. Taking up a new sport can also be a great way to increase the intensity of any fitness regimen.
Adding a day or two of competitive exercise can help reignite motivation. Among the most popular choices these's boxing, cycling and running.
Start a journal
Best decisions are made with a real plan on paper. Write down what things you think you should change in order to improve your workouts. Also, before you start your everyday exercise routine, write down what you want to do. This way you can hold yourself accountable.
These are five of the most effective tips we can give you for taking your training and your body to the next level. We hope you'll try to put some of them in practice and that they will come in handy!