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Alternative Strength Training To Break The Monotony

September 3, 2014


Wake up. Eat breakfast. Go to the gym. Perform the same lift you have for months. Go to work. Repeat. Sound familiar at all? While getting in a routine and sticking to the plan are all good things sometimes you just need to switch things up a bit to keep you interested.

We’ve all been there. We get to the gym and we just don’t want to work out. We’re not motivated. We’re tired and as a result our workout for that day suffers. Here’s a few ways to keep things from getting so stale.

Keep It Fresh

If you have a set workout plan, limit yourself to about 3-6 weeks with those exercises then switch it up.

This will give your body enough time to adapt and become stronger but not too much time where you would begin to see a plateau in your strength gains.

Remember, it takes some time for your body to go through a training effect so stick it out and don’t decide to change things up too soon.

Follow a Friend’s Routine

If you are just at a loss for what to do but have some friends that are also fitness enthusiasts ask them if you can tag along and workout with them. You might learn some new things and the best way to learn something is teaching it to someone else. You’ll establish a very symbiotic relationship in the gym and will continue to see positive gains.

There are plenty of ways you can break up the monotony of the regular gym routine. The aforementioned are just a few ways but always be on the lookout for something new to try.

Books, blogs, and articles are always great resources in discovering new routines.

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