Buff Bridal Tips | How to Enhance Your Exercise Routine
You have been working out consistently, and you have lost some of the unwanted excess weight. And you keep on with your exercise routine expecting to continue losing the weight. But it doesn't! You suddnely stop seeing any results, and yet you are doing the exact same exercise as before. So are you not seeing the results?
How do you stimulate change when your body stop responding? Well, as human beings, we are all creatures of habit. We have the tendency to do the same exercises repeatedly, in the hopes that we will see some results. But this does not work because the body becomes accustomed to the same type of work-out stress and becomes 'energetically efficient'. This means that when you do the same exercise over a period of time, the body becomes so efficient at performing that exercise that it burns fewer calories while doing it.
Firstly, if you use the treadmill (or another machine) 3 times a week, your body progressively burns less calories each time (as long as the speed, incline and duration remain the same). Your body will become accustomed to the routine, and it can become increasingly difficult for you to meet your fitness goals. To get continuous results, you need to adjust one of the 3 above factors.
Secondly, following the same exercise regimen repeatedly not only gets boring, but can lead to an exercise plateau that can decrease your results. Even with music, TV or a magazine for distraction, the exercise might become mundane, which also can decrease the likelihood you'll continue working out.
What is the solution? Try to mix it up! Do you exercise at a gym? Well, instead of 45 minutes on a treadmill each time, jump on an elliptical machine, or the exercise bike for 30 minutes, then spend 15 minutes on a stairclimber. Or you can Swim one day, lift weights another. You can also play sports like tennis or squash every now and then - such high intensity games can give you a very good work out as you use multiple muscles (and different ones too).
Remember that change is good because it stimulates fat loss.