While many people will look for the best training programs for resistance training and cardio work outs the fact is that far too many people will continue with the same routine for far too long. One of the most important factors when it comes to obtaining the fastest possible results and continued progress is mixing up your routine from time to time.
Our bodies have a way of adapting to work outs and what we throw at them day in and day out both inside and outside of the gym. Many people will hit a brick wall and wonder why their results have slowed down or come to a grinding halt. In most cases it is the trainee performing the same work out for months on end and expecting the results to continue.
Shocking your body and forcing it to adapt is one of the easiest ways to boost results and keep your body guessing. Your aim should be never to get stale and allow your body to “get used to” a certain routine. If you feel that you are not getting the results like you once did it might be time to look at mixing things up.
With the countless number of exercises both for resistance training and cardio work, there really isn’t any excuse to not constantly reassess your training program. Whether it be taking off a week or increasing your work load, the easiest way to make the change is to change your exercise program. There are no secret exercises or training programs that you need to stick to for life, don’t make the mistake believing that your results are purely based on “perfecting” your training regime.
Whether you are looking to add lean muscle mass or simply burn fat as fast as possible there really isn’t any secrets to obtaining results. The reason why you see so many people with amazing physiques keep their bodies is because they understand exactly what works and what doesn’t. Understanding how your body responds to both diet and training is critical to achieve long term results you can not only maintain but continually improve on.
We are all created differently and genetics can play a huge role. What you need to understand is that our bodies do not want to grow lean muscle mass and do not want to lose fat easily, both are counter productive to the survival mechanism that we all have. Think about it, fat is used for an reversed energy source and muscle takes a lot of calories and training to grow as well as maintain. Our bodies need to be pushed in order to force them to adapt, there is a threshold you must break through in order to get results that you can be proud of.
Next time you are lifting weights, on the treadmill or eating something you shouldn’t just remember that your body need to be pushed past this threshold in order to get results. This is why you will often see people that have been working out for years but never seem to get any results whatsoever, they fail to cross the magical line every time they set foot into the gym.
What you put in is what you get out. Going through the motions or simply coasting through your work outs will not cut it, always look to push that little bit harder, there is ALWAYS a little bit more you can give! If you feel that you are not getting results anymore and that you have hit a plateau look to mix things up, it may shock you how this small change can kick start your progress.Read More