It is a common fact that most people hate change. We fall into our comfort zones and that’s it, nothing is getting you out of there! Through our reluctance to try something different, our daily routines become monotonous and so do our training routines. Don’t worry, I have been guilty of this too in the past.
Let’s take a step back to thousands of years go. Let’s go right back to a time where we were once cave men and we had no choice but to evolve in order to survive. If we weren’t willing to make a change back then the only other option would have been death!
Where am I going with this? Ask yourself how long you have been following the same generic Monday to Saturday body part split gym routine. Let me guess…chest and biceps on Monday, back and biceps on Tuesday, legs and abs on Wednesday and let’s throw in some interval sprints four times a week to get ripped, yeah yeah blah blah. No!
Too many people are trying to train like body builders with 10% of the dedication yet expecting the same results! There has to come a point where you realise that maybe you need to try a different approach to what everyone else in the gym is (failing at) doing. You have to take into consideration what could be limiting you and with knowing that evolve with it! Try training movements instead of muscles. Try different theses for example, strength and power rather than the usual hypotrophy. Try incorporating some strength and conditioning. Try different ways of eating if you can’t maintain your macro cycle.
If you’re still sceptical on changing your routine just remember what Henry Ford said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
Have a great day guys!