Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions with your workouts? It can be easy to get into a bit of a workout rut, especially at the gym when using the same machines can get a little repetitive. I do love routine, but exercise is one area of life where routine, in terms of what you do, might not always be the best idea. Here’s a few tips for getting the most out of your workouts and getting out of a workout rut!
Get some expert advice
I recently had a quick session with a Personal Trainer. She gave me a brand new routine to do at the gym, which really motivated me and helped me to start feeling like my workouts where challenging again!
Try a Heart Rate Monitor
I love my HRM! I’m not currently using it being pregnant, but it is an excellent way to see how hard, or maybe how not so hard, you are working. Seeing how many calories you are burning can also be really motivational.
Check your form
Gym mirrors are the key to checking your form when performing strength training exercises. It’s easy to get into bad habits with strength training and not examining your positioning. Reminding yourself to look at your form in the mirror and make adjustments, or seeking the support of a friend or Personal Trainer will help you get the most out of those exercises, and protect your body too!
Change it up
As I said, sticking to the same exercises and routine is not always that effective. Changing up what you do, whether thats the form of exercise, intensity or duration will keep your body guessing, and therefore working harder.
Make yourself a new playlist
I find music super motivating, a track with a good beat can make me work so much harder in my workouts! Try changing your playlist every couple of weeks to keep yourself working harder.
What tips do you have? How do you get the most out of your workout?
*post in collaboration with Gym – Mirrors