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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom - Exercise your way out of that Plateaus!

Exercise and weight loss plateaus usually occur around 6 months of training or 6 months into weight loss (approximately).  If you want to get off the flat line, try some of these tips!

1.  First, try to determine the cause.  Have you changed just your eating habits, or just your exercise habits?  If so, try incorporating a change in both!

2.  Vary your routine.  Exercise is a stimulus and your body will adapt to it.  So change it up if you want to see more results!  Try something new...maybe something you've never done before.

3.  Increase intensity – most people underestimate how hard they are actually working out.  Interval training is a great way to "kick it up a notch".  Try short bursts of high intensity activity followed by short bursts of rest or low intensity activity.  You'll work harder, trust me!

4.  Change the order of exercise.  Do you always do the "same" routine, in the same order, every day/week.  Change up the order to confuse the body and relieve your mind of repetition.  

5.  Replace existing exercises with different/new ones!

6.  Vary reps and sets (depending on your goals).  Once again, the body gets used to repetition so change it up to change your body up.

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