Thursday, October 07, 2010

Shake Up Your Workout


Do you ever find yourself in a workout rut?

We have all been there. You still want to exercise, but you are, well, bored. That is where I was last week. I wasn't feeling very motivated and I realized that I have been doing the same workout for a about a month. Right then and there, I decided it was time to mix up my daily routine.

Here a some great ideas to help you "Shake Up Your Workout."

Try Something New - Are you working out at a gym? Try taking a muscle toning class instead of hitting the weights. Getting fit at home? Head outside and enjoy some of this beautiful fall weather.

Get a Daily HIIT - If your workouts are low and slow, you should try High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It involves doing short bursts of intense activity (like running) followed by a moderate activity (like jogging or walking). Check out this link to learn more.

Buddy Up - Exercising solo can be great, but sometimes it is nice to have a friend to workout with who shares similar interests and goals. It may also help keep you motivated knowing that someone else is relying on you for support.

Same Muscles, Different Equipment - When we are stuck in a rut, we often do the exact same exercises for each body part. Next time you workout, try using a different piece of equipment. Instead of always heading to the chest press, drop and do some push ups. Instead of squats, hit up the leg press. Instead of crunches, jump on the get the idea.

Stay Healthy,

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