Are you bored of the same workout regime? Sick and tired of spending hours in the gym and not seeing results? Stuck in a plateau that seems like it’s impossible to break through? Or simply staying within the realms of your comfort zone?
I’ve been there in the past and I know how demotivating it can be. Once those awesome beginner gains start to slow down what to do next? We all need to change our workouts over time, whether it be mixing it up from your tedious treadmill workout or breaking through your next 1 rep max. If you’re still doing the same routine from that old fitness magazine you found in your bookshelf from 2005, I’m talking to you! Once your body adapts to something the returns slowly start to diminish. In order to keep up the gains it is important to go through different phases of programming and training phases to maximise results, whether you want to maximise lean muscle mass or just lose some excess fat. So where to start?
There are countless ways that you can alter a workout, for example changing the:
- sets and reps
- exercises performed
- sequence of completion
- equipment used
- time under tension/tempo
- rest time
- training split
So give it a go! Get out of your comfort zone. Change up your routine and let the results speak for themselves.