How A Strict Fitness Routine Can Actually Harm Your Workout Results

October 20, 2014

Many people think that getting into a strict routine of working out is the best way to generate results. However, this can actually make each workout less effective. Getting into the routine of working out regularly is great, but too often people complete the same workouts, on the same equipment each time they work out. Unfortunately, this approach is counterproductive. In order to ensure you are getting the best results out of each and every workout you complete, you have to mix them up!

How Can A Strict Fitness Routine Harm Your Workout Results

An easy way to satisfy working out while not falling into a strict workout regimen is to combine cardio and strength training workouts while mixing it up workouts within those categories as well. For cardio workouts try mixing it up between speed walking, running, elliptical, biking/cycling, jump rope, etc. If it’s getting your heart rate up, it’s cardio! Also, gradually increase the distance and intensity levels of your workouts each time you complete them in order to keep your muscles consistently challenged.

For strength training it’s even simpler; hit the gym and start trying out different pieces of equipment that target different areas of the body. For example, one day work on your legs, a few days later work on your arms, etc. The combinations are endless when you continually switch up which exercises you complete; this will keep your body from getting used to the workout and in turn, keep your body constantly working out to its full potential.