How to overcome your fitness plateau

How to overcome your fitness plateau
How to overcome your fitness plateau

The body is an amazing mechanism. It builds a resilience to repetitive workouts and exercises. This then results in a lack of progress as the body consumes less energy; hence the saying “if nothing changes, nothing changes.” 

Take a look at the following tips to break through the plateau and to see results again: 

1. Keep increasing 

The reason one achieves results with their routine in the first place is because they shocked their body by pushing themselves out of their workout comfort zone. Therefore that’s exactly what must be done again. Run a bit longer and lift a bit heavier.

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2. Switch it up 

Variety will beat volume any day when training is concerned; so mix it up and experiment with your workouts. FitKey is a great way to try out all types of new classes until you find one that fits. 

3. High intensity interval training (HIIT) 

It could be that you’re taking breaks that are too long between your sets or letting your heart rate dip too low; which then results in the lack of progress. That’s why one must go fast and hard. Incorporating a few HIIT workouts into your week is a sure way to get your body to be a fat-burning machine because the added intensity helps build muscle and burn off excess fat. 

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4. Get a fitness buddy 

Training alone can make it hard to reach maximum intensity with your workouts. That is why finding a fitness buddy is key, as they’ll challenge and push you out of your comfort zone. It also breeds healthy competition that gets your endorphins going. 

Additional reporting: Sporteluxe

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