You likely know cross training as a means of getting the most out ofÂ of your fitness routine as well as one of the best methods of achieving your goals, but if you only use the same go-to exercises time after time, you’re sure to hit a plateau.
In addition to mixing up your cardio on home gym equipment between different intervals, speeds, inclines and resistance levels, it’s necessary to switch out your strength program every once in a while as well. Aside from becoming incredibly boring, repeating the same exercises over and over will stop challenging your muscles at some point and you’ll hit a plateau with your results.
On the days when you’re not pounding the home treadmillÂ belt like the True M30 Home Treadmill, reevaluate your strength plan. If you feel like you’ve stopped getting stronger or your workouts are a breeze, it’s time to make some changes. Remember, strong muscles also help you improve your cardio workouts.
Try these updated exercises to kick your workout into high gear:
If good old fashioned lunges just aren’t doing it for your leg muscles anymore (especially after all of that running and biking), it’s time to elevate them.
If you’ve been using tricep extensions or kickbacks to work the muscles along the backs of your arms, tryÂ these killer tricep push-ups (which also work the chest and abs as an added bonus).
Side lunges and Sumo squats
It can be a challenge to work the outside and inside of your thighs, but these two leg exercises target your adductors (inner thigh muscles) and abductors (outer thigh muscles).
Once you can hold a plank on your hands and feet for at least one minute while keeping proper form, you’ll need to add more challenges to keep working your core.
Options to make planks more challenging: