I believe one of the most common reasons people drop out of a workout program is because they're not getting the results fast enough--but I believe boredom may play a factor as well.
Any time I've ever seen someone sign up for a membership, there's always an aura of fresh excitement about that person. Any positive change within one's life is always met with excitement. That excitement only begins to die when we realize this new change wasn't what we expected it to be. In the case of a fitness routine, this would be hard work. I believe people begin to view their fitness routines as undesired hard work because they grow bored. After all, to keep your routine fresh, you have to know HOW to keep it interesting. Many people are unsure of how to do this without spending several hours researching how to structure workout programs.
There are a myriad of training styles out there. The most common routine I've seen newbies do is that they'll visit each selectorized machine once, bang out a few reps, and then hit a piece of cardio equipment. Or sometimes they'll do nothing but cardio and then leave. It's no wonder why they then eventually give up! That's a dull routine, so for those new to exercising or those really needing to change up their routines, I'm going to explain how you can do this.
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The views expressed on this blog are entirely my own. Any advice I offer is not to be taken as medical advice. If you think you have contraindications to exercise, please see your physician before implementing any sample workout plans I present on this blog.
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