Muscles, like our brains, can become acclimated to certain routines. While there is some debate out there to what extent our muscles “get used” to our workouts, one thing is certain; switching up your workout routine is effective. Not just in building and retaining muscle groups, but it’s also mentally more stimulating to do different activities rather than the same old repetitive workout everyday.
When you mix weight training, cross training, running, sports, yoga and the like, you will find you stay motivated longer and enjoy your workouts more. For example, it’s a good idea to dedicate certain days of the week to each muscle group or activity, i.e Monday is for legs, Tuesday for arms, Wednesday for yoga. By mixing up your workouts you can balance your mind and body and avoid boredom.
Here’s a handy infographic from our friends at Woodside Club and Ghergich and Co. which explains this workout technique in depth.