If you’ve been doing the same routine for more than 6 weeks or so…Change it up!
Change your workout for continued results. After 6 week time frame, your body will adapted to what you’re doing. So if you haven’t changed your program, you’ll just maintain what you have. Without getting any better. If your planning soon doing a maintenance program whenever mind…
A great reason to change up your workout is that you start to use less energy to do the same amount of work. You’re becoming more efficient. In a mechanical device, efficiency is good. In a program where you want to burn as many calories as possible, it is not. As an example, a seasoned runner will burn far fewer calories to run a 5 km distance than someone who has never run before. There’s a lot more energy needed to learn something new, then doing something you’ve been doing for weeks.
There’s also a greater chance of injury (because of lack of focus). Once you start to do something over and over, you start to use muscle memory. Have you ever watched a drummer drum blindfolded? They practice so much that their arms know exactly where to go. Doing something different will also return your focus and also enhance your brain activity to keep you alert.
If you’re not sure what to do, I have a great book for you. 🙂
Don’t get me wrong. Do an exercise movement long enough to BE efficient, but change it up as soon as you are.
You can change the routine by either changing the resistance/weight, repetitions of movement, speed of movement or the rest period you take. Any or all can be changed.