It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post and thought it was about time I got my finger out and started sharing some of my thoughts and other bits and pieces with you all on a more regular basis.
For those of you on our mailing list you’ll have been receiving our newsletters and this will be an extension of those, and may even replace them all together, let’s see how it goes.
So for now just wanted to talk about….
The Dreaded Plateau- and how to break it
I’m sure you know the feeling of reaching a point where you’re not getting the most from an exercise class or a workout, and it can even be applied to other areas of life, such as work or relationships. You’ve reached a plateau and need a push to reach another level. Well I have to admit that I’ve been guilty of not realising this sooner with some of you and have continued doing the same workouts as we usually do, not changing things up or varying the routines enough for you to feel challenged.
I have just finished a session with a regular client who had reached a plateau and having discussed this with him decided to take a more scientific, and dare I say it, traditional approach by focussing on different areas of the body in each session. So for example today we focussed on arms and shoulders, yesterday was abs and earlier in the week was legs with one session as a whole body workout as usual.
He already feels the difference and this has given me a real wake up call. I’ve realised this is what we should be doing with many of you.
Not everyone of course, as I hope there are some of you out there who don’t feel like you’ve reached a plateau but if you do then just let me know and we can shake things up a bit. The crux of this however is that you have to come regularly, the client I’ve just mentioned comes 3 or 4 times a week, every week, and has done for over 2 years. That shows commitment and consistency, which is what is needed to get results. I’m not saying you have to do 3 or 4 sessions a week, once or twice a week may be enough for you, but it needs to be regular. I’ve read it takes 21 days to form a new habit, that’s just 3 weeks, just think if you came consistently for 3 weeks then you’d have formed a new habit of regular exercise. That would mean it would be more difficult not to exercise than it would to just do it.
That could be the change you need to finally get to where you want with your fitness.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading.