It can be tough to stick to a workout routine. Especially when you feel like you’ve been doing the same exercises for months on end and your body is just not getting any tighter or more toned. If this sounds like you, it might be time to shake up your exercises a bit.
Intensify Your Cardio
Intense cardio is a great way to mix up your workouts and keep yourself from getting bored. There are tons of activities, such as kickbox, running with weights, sprinting, biking uphill. You can also try getting spin bikes for fitness exercises, since it is a sure way to make your workouts more exciting! And there are lots of videos online where you can try out fun cardio exercises from the comfort of your own home!
Doing any one of these things will work different muscles in your body than the traditional exercises you might be used to. It is very important, however, that you warm-up and cool down properly before and after your intense cardio workout.
Try New Equipment
Different workout equipment can help reduce the boredom that is sure to set in with a repetitive exercise routine. Try dumbbells that are heavier than the ones you normally use, or a kettle ball. You can also try a yoga mat or something that will add some resistance to your exercise. Resistance bands are great for this!
The possibilities of new equipment to help you get excited about your workouts are endless, and there are hundreds of options online from which you can choose.
The same goes for the exercises you usually do so try switching them up a little. Before starting a new workout routine, however, please talk with your doctor and determine what is right for your specific needs so your muscles will not suffer in any way!
Begin a Routine With a Friend
Doing the same exercises can become pretty boring after a while especially if you don’t have a trainer or someone leading you through the motions. To keep yourself from falling into a workout routine rut, try exercising with a friend.
Your times can be synchronized and you can work out together while checking in every so often to chat and keep each other company. If you really get along well then you could start doing competitions among yourselves: see who can finish the routine faster or burn more calories!
Take a Yoga Class
Yoga is another great way to mix up your routine. Again, instead of exercising alone, you are getting the added benefit of socializing with others who are also taking part in yoga! This will help take your mind off your workout and endorphins will be released into the body, leaving you refreshed and revitalized at the same time.
The exercises you do in yoga are completed slowly and deliberately to the point where it is almost meditative, which helps relieve any stress you might be feeling after a long day.
It is important to keep your workouts interesting by adding different types of cardio, using new equipment, and trying out new exercises. This will help reduce the boredom that can set in when you do the same routine over and over again. You can also try mixing up your routine by working out with a friend or taking a yoga class. These are all great ways to add some variety to your exercise routine and keep yourself motivated!