How do you develop a sustainable workout program? Here are a few suggestions to help make it happen:
1. Vary Your Workouts.
One thing that draws people to group training classes is the variety. By varying your workouts, this can prevent boredom.
Boredom doesn’t do much to encourage a sustainable workout program. So rather than heading to the gym solo and doing the same thing each time, group classes provide a knowledgeable coach who will create quality workouts with plenty of variety.
2. Don’t Skip Recovery.
Without proper rest and recovery, your workout program could lead to overtraining. When you’re not recovering well, you’re more likely to get sick or injured.
Incorporating rest into your program helps you get the most out of your workouts. Train hard and recover well, and you’ll be able to continue achieving long-term fitness results.
3. Be Consistent.
When you start a new workout routine, it’s exciting. You might be feeling so motivated that you tell yourself that you’re going to work out every single day. Forever! It’s great to be excited about your workouts, but this schedule isn’t sustainable. After a few weeks, your excitement will settle down. You might go to the gym less and less until you get another boost of motivation, and you pick it up again.
Rather than an all-or-nothing workout pattern, aim for consistency. And remember that consistency doesn’t mean you’re at the gym every day. A consistent and realistic training schedule is sustainable.
4. Set Long-Term Goals.
Set yourself up for long-term fitness success by setting long-term fitness goals. These future goals can provide you with a sense of purpose for weekly workouts.
If you have a goal that will take several months (or even years) to achieve, use it to guide your short-term workout objectives. The short-term objectives will help keep you motivated so you will make progress toward your future goal.
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