Keep your training interesting

TRX Suspension Training: Get Beach Body Ready

You’ve probably felt bored with your workout routine at one time or another. Being bored can cause you to lose motivation and focus. Here are a few easy tips/tricks you can use to help you keep your training interesting:

  • Set a challenge for yourself: Once or twice a week you should challenge yourself with ‘how many pullups can I do before failure’ or the TRX 40/40 challenge or something similar. Compare your performance from the week before and note down your results. It’s motivating to see yourself improving.
  • Use the great out doors: Go for a hike, or a run on a local trail/path, go mtn. biking or for a ride on your road bike, go for a swim, chop some firewood… the sky is the limit really. The point is, mix it up and use some of the natural resources we have around us. Get out and breath some fresh air!
  • Train with a friend: Call up a buddy and do some sort of activity that involves exercise (like any of the above out door activities). Having someone else there makes it fun but can also push you harder and help you hit that next level.
  • Incorporate Periodization: The term ‘periodization’ refers to the breaking up of a training program in to a number of cycles or periods throughout the year. Not only have studies showed that utilizing periodization results in greater gains but it’s also a great way to enjoy a variety of exercises all at different intensities.

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