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5 Steps to Steady Workout Results

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Author: Beth Reid

Getting into a workout routine is a challenge and can be very rewarding when you finally get going. Unfortunately we have a tendency to get stuck and stop progressing. This can happen for a number of different reasons. Keeping them in mind and trying to avoid them will help to keep you progressing and out of a rut.

One thing that can kill your progress whether you are trying to lose weight and burn fat or add muscle is getting injured. It sounds simple but a lot of people skip warming up and go straight into their workout. I know I did this a lot in the past. All it takes is for one injury to come along due to a weak or no warm-up and you can get totally sidetracked. Make sure you do not forget this simple step.

Another fitness derailer is getting stuck in a boring routine. If you do not periodically mix up your routine you can get burnt out before you realize it. This burn out can make finding excuses that normally would not keep you from working out seem all that more appealing. Make sure you are mixing up your workout and you will get the benefit of not only being mentally energized but your body will also respond better since it never adapts fully to the workout.

In addition to the aforementioned mixing up of workouts you should also keep in mind that it is a good idea to mix up the intensity level and style of working out as well. Do not just change up the exercises being performed. You should also change up whether you are lifting heavy or light in resistance workouts. Mix up the intensity levels too. Alternating intensity levels can be a great way to mix up a cardio workout routine.

One of the biggest pitfalls that can get you in trouble with a workout routine in a rut is the problem of overtraining. All too often people think the more they workout the better. Unfortunately if you over do it you can get over trained and your body will stop responding altogether. Working out every day for even a little while can do this to you. You have to make sure you are getting enough rest so that your body can recover properly from the previous workout. Make sure your are switching up which body part you are working in a weight training routine too. Another benefit of proper rest is the mental recuperation. You need to rest your mind from the stress of working out too so that you will be fresh and ready to get right back into the swing of things when the time comes.

Finally one of the best ways to stay out of a rut is to set realistic and ever changing goals. Set goals with a short enough term that you can reach them within a few weeks. The constant achievement of your goals will keep you motivated and away from excuses that will knock you off track.

http://Fitjudge.com author Beth Reid gives honest reviews of the top diet and fitness programs to burn fat and lose weight. Visit http://www.fitjudge.com where she shares the whole story on the top diet and fitness programs that get proven results.


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