Have you ever heard the saying, “Variety is the spice of life”? well, variety is also the way to get results. Keep these 3 “C”s in mind, and get the most out of your workouts!
1 – Confusion – Our bodies do an incredible job of adapting to the demands that we place on them. If you keep doing the same exercises, you will stop seeing results. It is a pretty basic concept, and it works! If you have ever tried P90X, you know! It is all about muscle confusion!
2 – Create A Variety Of Workouts – A lot of people ask me what to do when the finish a fitness program. “I have 2 weeks left of Les Mills Pump and I don’t want to stop working out, what do I do”? Start to mix it up! If you want to do another program,, great, give it a shot. Why not start adding some more stuff though. Start jogging, riding a bike, hiking, playing a sport, something new. Have fun while you get in shape.
3 – Curiosity – Don’t be afraid to try new programs and styles of working out. If you are strictly a cardio person, you are missing out not lifting weights. If you only lift weights, try yoga or tai chi. I used to go to the gym to lift and the track to run. Those were my workouts. Now, I don’t even have a gym membership because I workout at home, I do yoga once a week (Yoga X), and I do some parkour. I am even thinking about ordering Tai Cheng, which is a Tai Chi/Qi Gong based program.
Mix it up, try new things, get into the best shape of your life.