Here at We Push Ducks, we encourage you to vary your workout routine in order to maximise the benefits of your time spent making an effort to keep fit. So, why is it that changing your workout can be key to increasing your results? Let’s take a look at just some of the reasons that you should try switching it up!
· Improved adherence
Those of you that have experienced joining a new gym or embarking on a new fitness regime will know that you are nearly always enthusiastic in the beginning. You’re looking for results and excited at a new challenge. However, we are sure many of you are also familiar with how boring it can feel once you have been performing the same workout routine for a few weeks. It’s monotonous and can start to feel like a chore, no longer as enjoyable as it was at the start. By changing your routine every now and then, you will increase your desire to continue working towards your fitness goals because you will maintain your excitement. This means you are more likely to stick at it and take those steps closer to achieving your goals.
· Prevent Injury
Performing the same routine over and over again can have the same effect on your body as typing on a keyboard all day can have on your fingers. It is important to give your muscles and joints a rest during a fitness regime to prevent types of repetitive strain injury. By alternating your routine, you will allow parts of your body to recover, whist at the same time give other parts the opportunity to gain strength.
· Prevent A Plateau
Whether you’re trying to achieve weight loss or increase muscle and physical strength, performing the same routine repeatedly over a course of time, will only slow down your progress. This is because your body will become accustomed to the work out and its response to it will start to slow down. By challenging your body to new tasks, you force it to work harder. The results? You will burn more calories and increase muscle development as well as stamina.
· Boost your brain
Keeping fit through exercise does not only have to be beneficial for your body, but can also help keep your brain healthy. If we challenge ourselves to new tasks, the brain is also working by learning new skills. So, in essence you are killing two birds with one stone. By simply making adaptations from your usual routine you can have positive effects on both your body and mind.
Try something new today!