Let’s face it: sometimes your workouts can get a little stale. Whether you’re doing cardio or strength training, at some point you might get a little bored. But with a variety of different exercises and routines to choose from, this shouldn’t have to happen to you!
It’s simple, the more you do something (a certain exercise), the easier it becomes. If you’re used to running 3 miles everyday, your body will be conditioned to do. However, that doesn’t mean you’re still getting a good workout—and it also doesn’t matter what workout you’re doing.
“During exercise, you’re putting a stress on your body, and during your recovery, your body is improving its ability to handle that stress,” says Nick Tumminello, owner of Performance University in Fort Lauderdale. The result being that you burn fewer calories and build less calorie-torching muscle with every workout.
This is why it’s necessary to change up your workouts regularly. Tumminello suggest you switch up your workouts every four to six weeks, because there is no exact amount of time it takes for your body to fully adapt to an exercise. Even rotating different moves into your routine will help tremendously!