Spice Up Your Training Plan
Everyone knows that they should be exercising, yet most people dread the very idea. The sweating and strain aside, working out is just boring. Think about the people you see running or at the gym, they look bored of their skulls. If you are going to keep at any exercise routine, you will need to find some way to combat the mind-numbing madness that comes with it.
You can fight the effects of workout boredom by mixing things about a bit. Circuit training will keep your mind intoned with what comes next. Circuit training is done by moving through a series of exercises one after the other. Repetitions are usually quick; 10 repetitions done in thirty seconds repeated twice.
These are easier to do if the gym is empty or you have your own system at home. You need to keep your momentum and heart rate both up. Circuit training lends itself well to targeting areas. Whether you want the abs of Adonis or pythons big enough to eat small children, circuit training can really help keep your mind and body focused.
When it comes to running, try losing yourself rather than your mind. New running environments can feed that curious nature that lies dormant. New hiking trails or parks can make running more interesting since you will be seeing something new as you go. Just be sure you bring the right gear. Proper running and hiking shoes will save your feet from damaging wear and tear from outdoor activities, and sometimes even hiking poles can save your back on those really long arduous hikes.
Some places have workout stations built into the trail systems. You can take a cardiovascular break for some toning or resistance training. Be sure to pack some extra food and water supplies in case you lose your way. Learn what the wildlife population in the area is otherwise your run may take on a whole new fitness experience.
Workout with 2 partners instead of one
Three may be a crowd but not when it comes to exercising. Working out with a partner can keep you motivated. When the ratio is only fifty-fifty, it is a lot easier for the other half to drag you down to a slacker level. Having a threesome works better to counteract anyone who is dragging their feet. Besides, imagine the curious looks when you mention that you had a three-way at the gym.
Vary your pace
If running is your thing, you may find hitting the pavement a chore. This happens a lot to runners that keep the same pace day after long day. Changing your speed in intervals can wake both your heart and brain. High intensity intervals can really stimulate your metabolism to keep your body burning more fat throughout the day.
Start with four minutes at your normal pace then spend one minute going twenty-five percent faster. Bring it back down again and repeat throughout your session. This can really help kill boredom when you are running on an inside track or treadmill. You can focus on the clock without wondering if you are done yet.
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If you are into walking or running, give yourself a sight-seeing goal. This works great if you are in the market for a new resident. Running around a neighborhood has many advantages. It will let you see what the area is like as well as cue you in to any new places that are on the market. This may not be as efficient as an online search, but it is much better for the body.
Houses or apartments don’t have to be the only thing you can hunt for. You’d be amazed at what you will find when on foot. You may find an unexpected park, a pub or even a restaurant that can refuel your depleted energy stores.
Some people use mantras in order to stay motivated. A mantra is a word or phrase that you can chant to yourself in order to stay focused. If it sounds like it belongs on a T-shirt, it will probably work. If you find a good enough one, you may actually want to put it on a T-shirt. Check out this list of the 20 greatist health and fitness matras along with some clever memes you can post in your social media accountability groups.
The final way to fix the workout boredom is to find something worth watching. Sure you can watch the other people working out around you, but that can send of creep vibes after awhile. Instead, try watching some good old-fashion TV.
Some gyms have TV/DVD stations that you can use. If your gym doesn’t than you may need to invest in a portable version. Watching movies or shows will keep you going as long as you commit to viewing only when you are exercising. This can work at home too.
This will keep you in motion for forty, eighty or even longer duration workout sessions. Just be sure to be selective on what you watch. Exercising is really not an ideal time to break out your favorite adult entertainment movies. You will either get slapped with a lawsuit or hurt yourself.
Most people drag their feet when it comes time to hit the gym. It isn’t just because they are unmotivated. Working out can suck all the life out of you when it becomes dull and humdrum. Changing the way you exercise can keep your mind in the game and not wandering off on its own.