4 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout Program
How long have you been performing the same workout? Has it been several weeks? Several months?
If you aren’t changing up your workout on a regular basis, there’s a slim chance that you’ll continue to see the results you want. Switching up your workout helps to break through plateaus, ensuring the body has to continually push itself to adjust to the new stimuli.
Everyone knows that you can simply increase the amount of sets or repetitions but if you’re looking for a more interesting way to crank up your workouts, we have some ideas for you. Let’s take a look at the 4 best ways to upgrade your workout program to see better results.
- Ditch the Stability
If you’re like most people, then you are accustomed to the safe and comfortable feeling of stability during your workouts. Our first way of changing up your workout program is to throw stability out the window.
By performing exercises on one leg or on a BOSU ball (that big blue half-sided ball you always see in the gym), you’re able to challenge your body’s stabilizing muscles. Don’t worry, you won’t need much (if any) weight while you’re moving through these exercises. The added challenge of instability is more than enough to push your muscles into overdrive.
- Crank Up the Intensity
If you’re someone who spends two hours in the weight room and you’re still not seeing the results that you want, it’s time to crank up your intensity.
Studies show that high intensity, short duration workouts are superior to low intensity, long duration workouts. Not only will you be burning more calories and promoting higher fat loss, you’ll also be boosting your endurance, strength, and lean muscle.
Try performing a high intensity interval training workout. Click here to read more about H.I.I.T. workouts as well as get one to help you get started!
- Try a Different Approach
If you’re still using the same program format of full body or split body parts, it’s time you think outside the box. Instead of worrying about whether you should be splitting things up, try changing your lifting method. There are countless ways to keep your muscles guessing with a variety of lifting methodologies. Try using one or more of the following:
- Super Sets
- Tri Sets
- Giant Sets
- GVT (German Volume Training)
- Failure Sets
- Wear a Sauna Suit
Last but not least, try wearing a sauna suit for some or all of your workout. The neoprene sauna suit from Kutting Weight is specially designed to help raise the body temperature, tapping into a variety of benefits including weight loss, growth hormone release, and muscle building.
A number of studies led by Dr. Lance Dalleck have demonstrated the ability of the Kutting Weight sauna suit to provide you with the following benefits:
- Increased caloric expenditure up to 13%
- Higher levels of EPOC (calories burned hours AFTER the workout) up to 22%
- Boost in metabolism up to 21%
- Increased endurance levels up to 67%
Start off wearing the Kutting Weight sauna suit for 15 minutes of your workout, gradually increasing the time each week. You won’t believe how you’ll feel and how incredible you’ll look.
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Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Acute Benefits of Exercise with the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.