For me, I get easily bored if I do the exact same exercises every single week and your body gets use to them. I typically change my workouts every two weeks and believe me you will be sore when you start your new reignment.
2. CHALLENGE YOURSELF
Never cheat yourself if you know you can do better. Go up in weight even if you only get two reps out of them. Go an extra 5 minutes on the spin bike or sprint on the treadmill. Every time you push yourself beyond your comfort zone you will want to keep doing it. Keep beating your last challenges and keep creating new ones.
3. REFRESH YOUR PLAYLIST
There will always be that one song that I will listen to when I workout, but most of the time I’m always looking for new music for my playlist. Every time I do, my workouts are always taken into a different direction each and every time. It keeps me focused.
4. ALWAYS BE PREPARED
I’ve made it into a habit before I walk into the gym I know what body part I’m going to hit and what kind of cardio I’m going to do. I see a lot of people wandering around in the gym not knowing what to do first or they come and ask me what should I workout today. Always go in with a goal and leave knowing you accomplished it.
5. TAKE A BREAK
Especially when you are sick, I recommend to stay away from the gym to reduce cross contamination with others. I see so many people go to the gym sick when others are well. Sundays are usually my off days from the gym so I can recover for next week and by this point I definitely need a wheelchair, lol. But I know some people prefer to have an active rest day which it is okay. Just make sure you are getting quality rest.
Alicia Rancier is a NPC Figure Competitor, ANBF Pro Figure/Women's Physique Competitor, and a Online ASFA Personal Trainer. To learn more about Alicia click here
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