How to beat a workout plateau!24 Jun
We have all been there, stuck in a fitness rut. You may find your workout is feeling easier, a bit boring or feel like you’ve stopped making progress – sounds like you’ve hit your workout plateau.
Hitting a Plateau is common when you’ve been doing the same routine for a while, you’ve gone into autopilot mode, and this may be your sign to switch things up a bit and add some enjoyment back into working out.
Why should I change my workout routine?
If you are experiencing a workout plateau the good news is that you can change this and get back to seeing the results that you want! By changing up your routine you will keep yourself motivated and avoid growing bored by repeating the same exercises day in and day out. This will not only help you physically but also keep you mentally stimulated.
What can we do to break out of a work Plateau?
If you’ve stopped making progress in your fitness journey, whether it be not hitting a personal best or reaching your goals, don’t worry! You can break the plateau cycle and here are a few hints and tips to get you going.
1. Variety is key
With many of us having worked from home over the last 2 years our workout routines may have become a bit stagnant! Trying something new is a great way to trick your body into something new and a shock the system (in a good way!) so that it doesn’t get too comfortable. If you are a regular at Pilates working on your core, why not try out a BODYPUMP class to get some strength training too! Incorporating these into your week would be a great way to start seeing some results.
2. Keeping your mind active
Switching up and trying out new things can also help you mentally, having that social aspect to joining new classes and making gym buddies can motivate you and create endorphins to keep trying new things and beating that plateau. If you are looking for more benefits of exercise for your mental wellbeing, then check out this blog here.
3. Healthy eating habits
Being able to have a healthier choice when it comes to food can massively help with seeing results and keeping you fuelled for the workout ahead. Food is fuel to create our energy, and not all sugars and carbs are bad for you, and some are important to fuel your body. Make sure to give your body what it needs to thrive!