Here’s Why You Need a Workout Plan
Before I even begin this blog post, can I ask you, do you have a workout routine? If so, what is it like?
If you have a routine, that is wonderful! If you find yourself just going through the motions and doing random exercises or often struggling to make things up, then maybe it’s time to find a plan. Too often I see women who go to the gym, hop on the treadmill or elliptical for 30 minutes, maybe do 5-10 squats and crunches, and then leave while wondering why they are never seeing any results.
Why plan anyway? Here’s a few reasons why you need a solid workout plan:
- Holds you accountable. When you are looking at a physical plan right before your eyes, it helps to hold you accountable. Plus, many of us humans tend to be hands on creatures so if we can feel the plan in our hands and see it, we are less likely to fall through with it. Think about football players out on the field-ever think they just go out there and do whatever they want, hoping to win the game? Not even. They have boards beyond boards in their locker room filled with play-by-play plans to help them to succeed. Working out is no different if you are really seeking a noticeable transformation!
- Takes away the stress of planning. When you have a plan already written up before your eyes, it tends to take a ton of stress off of YOU. After all, this is what our job as personal trainers is 🙂 We do all of the work and planning for you so that you may purchase the plan and complete it at your best convenience. There shouldn’t be any stress when it comes to fitness so if you find yourself getting overwhelmed with trying to figure out what to do, maybe a plan is right for you.
- Prevents boredom. Let’s face it: if you are walking into the gym day after day or doing those same workout videos at home, you are bound to get burned out from them. This can be a HUGE motivation KILLER and further deter you off track. A good workout plan will change things up to keep it fun and interesting for you!
- Helps to train you correctly. Not all of us out there are personal trainers so many aren’t going to know why or how to train different body parts on different days or why to only do certain reps of certain moves. Our job as personal trainers is to figure that out for you in your plan. The reason why you aren’t seeing results by working out on your own might be due to over training or under training your muscles meaning you are either doing way too much or way too little. With a good workout plan, you will feel a challenge and we all know a challenge causes change to occur when our bodies are pushed beyond their normal limits. However, the plan shouldn’t be too difficult as this could lead to falling off the wagon.
- Gives you a goal. Whether you are doing a 4 week or 12 week workout plan, before you begin that plan, you already know the amount of time that it takes to complete the whole thing; therefore, you should have that goal stuck in your mind. For the next ‘x’ amount of weeks, your goal is to give it your all and complete the plan. Without a plan, you don’t really have much of an attainable goal besides “I want to lose weight” or “I want to get abs.” Those are great to aspire for, but shouldn’t be your main goal.
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Your trainer and friend,