Break Through Your Exercise Plateau in 4 Simple Steps!

Break Through Your Exercise Plateau in 4 Simple Steps!

So you have been working out for weeks and weeks but you have stopped seeing any results. Does this sound like you? See the steps you need to take in order to break through your exercise plateau! These steps are so basic you will be surprised that you haven't tried any of them sooner.

1. Rest Your Body.
It's important to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night, but no more than 9. Your muscles need time to recover and recovery time is done while you're sleeping. This is when your muscles grow. If you don't allow your muscles enough recovery time, they will not grow.

2. Feed Your Body.
The more frequently you are working out, the more you need to feed your body. If you don't eat enough, you won't have the energy to exercise. When you start working out a lot, your metabolism increases, thus burning more calories and meaning you need to take in some additional ones. Be absolutely sure to eat when you're hungry so you are able to keep your energy levels up to be able to exercise.

3. Shock Your Body.
Never ever keep your workouts exactly the same for more than a period of about 2 weeks. Your body will adapt to them and you will stop noticing any changes in your body. What you need to do is keep switching up your workout routine so that your body is essentially "shocked". This will allow your muscles to grow, which again, will help you to burn more fat. If you are burning more fat, you will lose weight.

4. Intensify Your Body.
Another way to "shock" your body, is to intensify your workouts a couple of times per week. Workout at a moderate pace some days, and then on the opposite days, really push yourself until you feel like you can't possibly workout anymore. Try to lift heavier, run longer, do 1 more set...etc.
If you apply all of these steps, you should be able to start seeing improvements again. Just remember to get plenty of rest, plenty of nutrients, change up your workouts and step it up a notch a few days a week!