Change Up Your Exercise Routine
When individuals first decide they want to lose weight and are serious about their choice, they will often develop an exercise routine. This might be general, such as cardio on one day, core exercise the next day, strength training the day after that, and so on. Alternatively, it might be very specific activities, such as using the treadmill, elliptical machine, going to the same fitness class, or using the same workout DVD.
Though the initial exercise routine may have been effective, doing the same exercises day in and day out will eventually lead to a plateau. Your body will get used to the activities if you repeat them often enough. You will be fitter, and soon enough the exercises will not be challenging anymore, which means your body will be burning fewer calories, leading to less or no weight loss. Thus, trying new exercises and boosting intensity is a great way to shock the body and force it to start burning more calories, resulting in getting out of your weight loss plateau.
But the type of exercise isn’t the only thing you may wish to change. Continue reading to learn how exercise frequency can play into beating a weight loss plateau.