Stay away from your comfort zone!
Stay away from your comfort zone! This phrase can apply to many areas of our lives, including fitness sports. In this blog post, we'll explore why it's important to challenge ourselves in our workouts and how we can avoid falling into a routine that may not be optimal for our progress.
Are you going to the gym every Monday and doing the same workout, with the same weights and reps, for several months? Although you can still get a good workout, you realize progress has plateaued. This is because our bodies adapt to the stresses we place on them, and if we increase the challenge, we will see further development.
To avoid this, we suggest incorporating some variety into our workouts. This can include trying new exercises or techniques, using different equipment, increasing weights, or changing reps. It's important to note that we don't need to change our workouts every time entirely - some consistency is still helpful - but we should be mindful of how we can continue to challenge ourselves.
We emphasize the importance of keeping track of your progress. This can be done through a workout diary or a fitness app. By doing this, we can see if we're making progress and identify areas where we need to focus more. It also helps to keep us accountable and motivated.
Lastly, we recommend having a "light week" every 4-6 weeks. This means taking a week where we reduce the intensity of our workouts to give our bodies a chance to recover. It can also be helpful to occasionally do something completely different to challenge ourselves to the limits of our discomfort zone.
In conclusion, getting stuck in our comfort zones can hinder our fitness progress. We must challenge ourselves with new exercises, techniques, and weights to continue developing. Keeping track of our progress and having a light week every 4-6 weeks can also be helpful. So, next time you're at the gym, don't hesitate to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!