Is It Time To Switch Up Your Workout Routine?

gymIf you’re someone who works out on a regular basis, do you make it a point to switch up your routine from time to time?  I used to find it difficult to know exactly when I needed to do this.  However I learned some surefire ways to tell when I need to.  Here are some signs that it may be time to switch up your routine:

1. You’re religious about going to your cardio class and if you miss a day, your teacher is concerned.  While it can be great to stick to a workout, never missing a day can put you in a rut that doesn’t allow you to try new things.

2. You have a specific treadmill that you use at the gym and a certain time that you use it in order to watch your favorite TV show.  This can definitely get you stuck because you’re simply focusing on your TV show and not your workout.

3.  You yawn during your exercises.  This is a surefire way to tell if you need to take it up a notch with your exercises.  I used to use my apartment’s gym regularly until I began noticing that I didn’t feel like I was working my body out much, but instead like I was just going through the motions.  The exercises that I was doing used to make me break a sweat but then it just felt routine and I was bored with it.

4.  Going to the gym is your time to catch up on social networks.  This is no good because you’re not pushing yourself because whatever you are doing is easy enough to do when you’re scrolling through your Facebook feed and reading other peoples statuses.  Exercise should be a challenge and the main focus.

5.  You don’t feel a burning sensation in your body when you workout different body parts.  If you’re going through the motions and not hurting a little bit or feel like your body is working then it’s time to kick it up a notch or two.

Getting regular adjustments can help keep your body aligned after tough workouts and make sure that everything is in place.  So consider visiting your chiropractor.

Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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