Are you feeling as though you aren't making progress? Have you hit a plateau? Here are my Top 5 ways to SMASH the plateau and get your training back on track...
Tip 1 - Take a look at your diet - What you put into your body is so important with the results you want to achieve. Try to cut out the sugary foods, pizzas, chips, crisps, biscuits etc!! You all know these are bad for you, so try to limit them. Stick to clean, lean foods.
Tip 2 - Adjust your training - Are you still performing the same exercises you were doing 6 months ago? If so it's time to shake it up. Your body will quickly adjust to what is going to happen, so you need to keep it guessing. Do this by mixing up your workouts with different exercises. If you need help on what different exercises you can perform, get in touch with me TODAY!
Tip 3 - Rest - Are you giving yourself enough rest in the week for your body to recover? If you are training hard, it is important to give your body the rest it needs so your muscles can recover. Be sure to give yourself at least 2 rest days per week of no training.
Tip 4 - Sleep - Are you staying up late most nights? Do you average 5 hours sleep? Try to get an early nights sleep so that you are giving your body the rest it deserves. Sleep is important as this is when most of the recovery takes place. Make sure you give your body at least 7 hours sleep a night and notice the difference in the amount of energy you have the next day too.
Tip 5 - Write a goal - It's no good just training without a mental focus. You need to give yourself a goal! Why do you exercise? Why do you want to lose weight? Why do you want to get fitter? Why do you want to run further? Everyone exercises for a reason, what is yours? Write it down, mark it off once you achieve it and write a NEW GOAL!
These 5 quick hot tips will certainly kick start your workouts once again! Stay fit and keep up the hard work!!