Everyone faces challenges on maintaining a workout regime. Life can get in the way: family, kids, work, vacation, flu, summer heat (I’m sure you can come up with a few). When approaching your workout schedule, it’s important to commit for the long term. Being fit and health is takes commitment. Remember, muscles are broken down in the gym, feed in the kitchen, and built while you sleep.
When you’re having a tough day on making everything work, it’s good to go back to the basics. The first rule of working out is to show up! Whether it’s at the gym or doing pushups at home, it’s important to make exercise a central component in your life. What has worked for me is to take time every day for some level of working out. Whether it is cardio, walking, weight training, or somewhere in between, making some level of fitness as part of each day will help you in the long term maintain your commitment to health and vitality. While it’s important to allow your muscles recover time between heavy workouts, getting your body to move and blood flowing every day will add years to your life.
At DWTG, we focus on making the most efficient use of your time when you come to the gym for a workout. We have a wide variety of equipment to choose from as well as trainers to help you increase your knowledge of different exercises when determining how to best use your time at the gym. Feel free to stop by and let’s work out a plan that works for you. OK, let’s get ready to break a sweat…
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.