Coming to the gym three or four times a week and doing the same routine can become boring and ultimately, not achieve your fitness goals. The solution is to have enough tools in your "toolbox" to constantly make each visit to the gym new and exciting experience. Most people will naturally gravitate to what they like to do like bench presses or squats. Over time, this can result in a body that is unbalanced and could ultimately lead to injuries.
My approach to fitness is to always keep it fresh and know several types of exercises. Not only do you get the benefit of working out, but your body adapts very quickly so over time changing your workout habits will have great benefits.
For example, let's say you want to target your back muscles. Let's look at several possible workout options: Pull-ups, Renegaded Rows w/ Kettlebells, Lat pull-down, Mace Clubs, etc.
There have been many studies on the topic of mixing up your workout routines. However, what is most important is that you choose a routine that gives you energy and excitement. Never forget that working out can be fun and your results is what is going to keep you coming back to the gym.
If you need some support for expanding your data base of different exercises, let one of our trainers take you on a new journey of working your muscles in a whole new way.