“I need a training program, but I want different workouts every week”
I hear ya, the workouts can get boring and repetitive.
There's an important concept here that can be applied to all areas of life.
There are things you NEED to do and focus on in order to achieve a specific result.
Then there are things you WANT to do but won’t get you the results you crave.
Lots of people know deep inside what they NEED to do, but have a thing for seeking out the “next best thing” and get easily distracted from what's getting results.
Of course, it’s important to spice the program up a bit to create new challenges for your body. But when this happens every single week, you’ll unlikely see the fat loss, strength, and muscle gains you expect.
Your body is constantly adapting. To adapt, it needs a consistent stimulus. Without it, your body will start to revert back to its “baseline”.
Think about when the weather starts warming up after winter. At first, you're hot and it’s not even that hot out, but after a few weeks, that initial “hot” temperature may now feel cold, and you need a hoodie! Your body was uncomfortable in the consistent heat and adapted to make it bearable!
If you chilled in a cold place for a week or two and came back to the heat, you’d be cookin!
What we consistently do and experience, we adapt to.
When you’re TRAINING for specific goals, it requires repetition of skill in order to continue developing it to it’s best, and can be progressed through several modifications.
I believe in enjoying training, there are some potential sacrifices if you want to reach a specific goal though.
It all depends on your goal! Get REAL with yourself and ask “What is MOST important to me?”
You might hate doing squats and getting sweaty and would rather go for long walks and sweat less. One will suck a bit more and reward you greatly. The other might make you FEEL good but result in very little.
You might have to sacrifice some enjoyment for results, but once you get the results, you can loosen up and bring lots of enjoyment and variety back in.
Stick with the plan for 6-8 weeks, make PROGRESS, reevaluate, THEN change things up. - 2 hours ago