It’s the Perfect Time to Change Up Your Workout Routine

As fall approaches, we see a lot of people heading back to the gym. If you’re one of these returning members, or a gym regular, you should expand from your “old faithful” workout and try switching up your routine.

Make no mistake about it, cardio is definitely important, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle. While it’s important to make your workouts part of your routine, it’s equally important not to let it be the only thing you do in the gym.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of using the same machines and doing the same exercises over and over again. They become familiar, they’re not scary, and you feel confident that you can do them correctly. However, if you get used to your workouts, your muscles will too.

Here are a few reasons to change up your workout routine.

  • Over time, your muscles adapt and become more efficient at performing familiar movements, which means you burn fewer calories. Changing things up will challenge your body and can help you break through that weight loss plateau.
  • Repetitive movements and motions can lead to injury. It’s important to change up your routine and work all your muscles so certain muscles can rest, recover, and grow while others are working.
  • New workouts keep things interesting. Doing the same thing over and over can be tedious and boring. If you’re not excited about going to the gym, it’s less likely you’ll make it a priority.

Are you ready?

Here’s a new workout just for you!

Perform each exercise for one minute.
Rest 1 minute after completing the entire circuit.

Complete the circuit 5 times through.

 

What new workout or exercise machine would you like to try?

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