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Challenge Yourself to Get Off Your Workout Plateau

It seems like everyone these days is busy. It’s one more reason we should all want to use what exercise time we have to the fullest. Aerobic exercises such as walking, running, cycling, Zumba®, kickboxing or Jazzercise® get your heartrate up and your blood pumping. You can also hit the weights or work out on a fitness machine such as a treadmill, elliptical, or stair stepper.

                                              

But even if you are working out religiously, it’s so easy to get too comfortable in your routine and hit a physical or mental plateau. If you take part in an exercise regimen and stick with it for a long time, your body will eventually adapt to the activity. When you stop seeing results, you know your body has reached a plateau. And let’s face it, it’s hard not to get discouraged when you keep doing what you’re doing and realize little to no improvement. Given the incremental erosion caused by father time, many feel they are even losing ground while working out regularly.

 

According to a recent article on Prevention.com “When you're working out several times a week to get fit and lose weight, you want a routine that offers maximum results in the minimum amount of time.”

In an article entitled the Top Five Plateau Breakers, author Gillian Hood-Gabrielson cautions that if you don’t vary your workout routine, your body will eventually run on cruise control, and you’ll experience a plateau. She says, “Changes in your routine will surprise the body and force it to adapt, bringing you to new levels of fitness.” The author also advises people to vary their activities, or do cross training to avoid or break through a plateau. “While a cross training type of activity is often recommended, it is also important to cross train the intensity of your workouts*. Specify different days of the week as low, moderate or high-intensity days.”

For many people, weighted apparel offers an ideal way to break through those plateaus because the weights are easily adjustable allowing anyone to tailor their weight load to their desired level of exercise intensity on a given day. Visit www.Challengeweightedworkoutwear.com to get more information about getting off your workout plateau and achieving better results in the same or a lesser amount of time.

For many people, weighted apparel offers an ideal way to break through those plateaus because the weights are easily adjustable allowing anyone to tailor their weight load to their desired level of exercise intensity on a given day. Visit www.Challengeweightedworkoutwear to get more information about getting off your workout plateau and achieving better results in the same or a lesser amount of time.

Safety First

* People who have been very inactive for the recent months, who are overweight, or have recently quit smoking should also talk to their doctors before starting a new exercise program. Pay attention to the body signals. Stop exercising if you start to experience pain or shortness of breath.