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Importance of Varying Workouts for Continued Fitness Gains

Ashy Bines, the owner of Australia’s Bikini Body Challenge Program, has seen how a workout regime consisting of multiple forms of exercise provides results. Always doing something different helps keep workouts exciting and engaging. Any certified fitness trainer, such as Ashy Bines, knows that without variety, participants can become disinterested or reach a fitness plateau.

Studies have shown that individuals who change their workouts every two weeks are more satisfied with their exercise regime and are more likely to stick with their fitness habits when compared to others who completed the same routine continuously. Simple alterations to repetitive workouts (such as running) like adding quick sprints, attempting a hill workout, or even just changing the route can breathe new life into the session.

In addition, after about six to eight weeks, the body begins to adapt to a physical routine and no longer considers the session a challenge. This problem remains particularly acute in strength training. The simplest fix is to either change the order in which the exercises are performed, or try alternate exercises to target a particular muscle group.

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