In order to continue to grow in health and fitness, the body. Needs. Change. Most experts recommend changing your routine up every 6 – 8 weeks, but that timeline doesn’t work for everybody. Your body will give you signs that it’s time to change your workout… as long as you are paying attention!
Here are 4 signs that your body is ready for a program update.
The first 20 pounds melted off, but now the last 7 won’t seem to budge. You’ve got consistency down, and you’re putting in your workouts, so what gives?
Muscle Confusion is key to producing changes in your body, so continuing to jog 20 minutes on the treadmill or completing high-rep, low weight toning exercises just isn’t going to cut it. Consider upping the weight or adding interval training to get you over the hump.
Find yourself looking at the clock, counting the minutes until you can call your workout complete? Then you’ve fallen out of love! Fitness is a journey that helps you discover your strength, your endurance, and your abilities. If coming to the gym has started to feel like going to work, you might need something new to keep your “relationship” with your gym-self exciting.
So your friends talked you into joining a Warrior Dash this summer… Nice. Training appropriately for a fitness event could be the difference between struggling through the course, gasping for breath the entire time, and being out commission for a week afterwards, and taking charge of that event, crushing the obstacles, and crossing the finish line with the satisfaction of a job well done. If you’ve signed up for a fitness event this summer, one of our fitness coaches can point you to the right resources to make your experience great.
And you thought being less hungry was a good thing! The desire to fuel your body with good healthy foods after a hard workout is actually a great sign – it means your body is working hard to repair muscle fibers, and needs the proper nourishment to do so. So if you’ve found that your appetite has dwindled, your body may have adjusted to your workout, and isn’t burning as many calories to repair and replace – hence the lowered appetite.
Sign up for a time slot at almost any time of day, 7 days per week at the trainers’ desk today, and stay on track to becoming to your best you.