The Fit Skool

by Kelly

Trainer Tip Tuesday #9: Keep your muscles Confused


Trainer Tip Tuesday: Keep your muscles confused
if you are doing the same workout day in and day out your body eventually adapts. Switching it up will help you to get stronger, build endurance and train different muscle fibers.
I try to mix up my cardio weekly I never do the same thing 2 days in a row. I usually choose, boot camp, T-25, insanity, or getting outside for a run or walk with Cooper as my cardio. My muscles stays confused and I am constantly challenging myself.
I am also fortunate to teach classes that work on all aspects of training so I am able to get a variety of workouts and I am forced to do them :) During Group Power we focus on strength training.
Yesterday I switched our Group Power workout to an older routine from APRIL that focused on lighter weights and higher reps.. man did my muscles feel it, but the change was great. I noticed the calorie burn was significantly higher then last weeks workout because I mixed it up, my heart rate was higher and I was working harder.
With Boot Camp the focus is different. We do more cardio, we work on balance training, and muscle endurance.  Some of the exercises we do work on speed, agility, and athletic type training so its difficult but fun at the same time!
Believe it or not while teaching my senior class I get a low impact workout with moves that train all my muscles in a milder form, while keeping my heart rate!
The point is, mix it up! Challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new :)
How do you challenge your muscles?
Are you in a fitness rut? Try mixing up your workouts or go to a new fitness class!

For more of my Trainer Tips check our my previous posts:

Trainer Tip #8: Make time for yourself

Trainer Tip #7: Get more out of your Group Fitness Class

Trainer Tip #6  Choose exercise that you enjoy doing

Trainer Tip #5 Quality vs Quantity

Trainer Tip #4 Lift a little heavier

Trainer Tip #3 A short workout is better then no workout

Trainer Tip #2 Exercising outdoors

Trainer Tip Tuesday #1: If you don’t like an exercise, start doing it!

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!

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