As if you didn’t see this coming, going to the gym has become a stale prospect that quitting suddenly comes to your mind. You definitely see the changes the rigorous sessions at the gym have brought on you, but still the feeling of emptiness lingers. Was it boredom? Definitely, sir!
Here are 4 tips to rekindle your passion of going to the gym.
Change your Playlist
9 out of 10 gym members have iPods dangling in their sweaty little ears. Sadly, 9 out of 10 have last updated their playlist last December (that’s 2012). Whether you like lifting weights with Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, or Celine Dion in the background, it’s time to give up them up; update your playlist and see your new rhythm giving life to your every day workout routine.
Suggested new album:
David Guetta – Nothing but the Beat
Juicy beats, impeccable production, and with various artists as guests, this compillation-esque disc will surely pump those lazy legs to work.
Standout Tracks: Without You – with Usher, Repeat – with Jessie J
Change your Workout
Mondays are for chest, Wednesdays for Legs, Fridays for Biceps. Saturdays are for laundry.
If you’ve been working out for more than 6 months, then it’s time to try something new, exciting. Why don’t you try one of these for a change:
Mixing all your workouts to target all muscle groups per training, the good thing about it is even if you missed Friday’s schedule, you’d still sleep sound knowing you’ve had a full-body workout on Wednesday. No need to panic, big boy.
H.I.T. (High Intensity Training)
This is not for the faint-hearted. To put it bluntly, you’ll be having less rests and more bursts of intensity with this type of workout. Panting is rude. You’ll know you’re not ready for it when your gym instructor says, “excuse me?” with a defiant look at you when you asked him if he could tailor a HIT program for you. When you get a nod, it means you’re ready.
Change your Schedule
MWF is like the ABC of fitness schedule. Your system gets too accustomed with MWF that eventually you’ll start dreading these days for your workout. Simple solution would be changing it up, genius. Try T-Th-S for a change. It’s a nice change working out on Saturdays, especially on mornings.
Talk to People
Talking to people and making friends brings fun and motivation. Well, unless you’re a psycho or Aleck Baldwin. Do this in the gym and you’ll reap the rewards of a healthy atmosphere.
If you’ve been using your earphones to ward off strangers in the gym, it’s time to minimize their use. Do small talks like the latest in NBA, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Kim Kardashian. Don’t go overboard with politics, religion, or Obamacare. Most people are not comfortable with these.
Shuriken Lord is a fitness enthusiast who writes about swimming, running, and self-improvement. He is a regular contributor to Spot A Leopard, a more wide-ranged personal blog that talks about entertainment, sports, writing, and news.