Importance of Varying your Workout

Posted on November 7th, 2010 at 4:58 am by

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It is said that variety is the spice of life.  It is no different when it comes to your workouts.  If you constantly feel unmotivated, and you find it really difficult to stick to your exercise regime, then it is time to start being a bit more creative.

The interesting thing about the human body is the amazing ability to adapt to unusual circumstances and situations.   Going to the gym to lift weights for the first time you will notice a strain in your muscles after a few hours.  This is due to the “shock” your muscles have received prior, however, after repeatedly lifting weights you will no longer feel a strain in your muscles subsequent to working out.  This is because your body has adapted to lifting the weights.

As a result of the body’s uncanny ability to adapt to unusual circumstances, you will not get the most out of your workouts unless you constantly switch things up.  It does not have to be anything drastic.  Many persons wonder why they stop making progress in building muscle after a while, but in order to build muscle you have to continually shock your muscle tissues by putting them under new and unusual circumstances that they will have to adapt to.   You should always try to incorporate different routines in your workout so that your body never becomes used to it.

Above all, varying your workout will keep you motivated.  So do not bore yourself with repetitive exercises.  Your muscles won’t grow with exercise routines they are accustomed to.

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