It's Time to Change Your Workout Routine

When you started a regular exercise program, whether to lose weight or improve your overall health, your enthusiasm and motivation were high. Even though exercise wasn't the most exciting activity you had experienced, you began feeling better and seeing results from your hard work. You managed to get yourself out of bed early, to squeeze in a little gym time each day, and stick to your plan without much effort.

But then slowly, the novelty began to wear off. You started finding reasons to sleep in and found "better" things to do with your time. Then before you realized it, you had missed a whole week and your drive to continue was missing in action.
Someone who does the same activity all the time is likely to plateau much sooner than someone who varies their workouts. Just as you can get bored by always doing the same exercises, your body can also adapt to these exercises so that they don't offer the same benefits that they once did.  You used to like running on the treadmill, so why do you dread your workout each day? It's easy to get bored if you stick with the same routine for too long. Sometimes it helps to add variety and mix things up. For example, you can still get your treadmill fix but with variation. The electric side step workout is both challenging and fun so try it next time your getting your cardio session in.  Please let us know what you think and continue to follow us by signing up on the site or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. 
The Electric Side Step Workout
  • 5 minute warm up - walk at a good pace setting the speed anywhere from 2.5-3.5 mph
  • 2 minute electric side step - shuffle your feet in a skipping motion anywhere from 2-2.5 mph (1 minute facing right, 1 minute facing left) Feel free to hold the side rail for extra support and balance.

 

 

 

 

  • 2 minute electric side step -  shuffle your feet in a skipping motion anywhere from 3-3.5 mph (1 minute facing right, 1 minute facing left) Feel free to hold the side rail for extra support and balance.
  • 1 minute light jog anywhere from 5-6 mph
  • 1 minute warm up pace - 3.5 mph
  • 2 minute electric side step -  shuffle your feet in a skipping motion anywhere from 3.5-4 mph (1 minute facing right, 1 minute facing left) Feel free to hold the side rail for extra support and balance.
  • 2 minute electric side step -  shuffle your feet in a skipping motion anywhere from 4-4.5 mph (1 minute facing right, 1 minute facing left) Feel free to hold the side rail for extra support and balance.
  • 1 minute light jog anywhere from 5-6 mph

 

 

 

 

  • 3 minute electric side step with a incline -  shuffle your feet in a skipping motion anywhere from 2-3 mph at a 5% incline (1:30 minute facing right, 1:30 minute facing left) Feel free to hold the side rail for extra support and balance.
  • 5 minute cool down -  walk at a good pace setting the speed anywhere from 2.5-3.5 mph

 

 

Change your routine at least every 4-8 weeks (this includes incorporating changes to both your cardio and strength training exercises). This will keep your muscles challenged, your body guessing, and the results coming!

 

 

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