Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Plan Changes In The Fitness Regime

A stride to get in shape and look better acts as motivation enough to take up a strict exercising schedule. The fitness program, thus initiated, soon begins to reflect its result. In a typical case, the sudden beginning of planned exercises tends to inflate the body, though only temporary. Eventually, with continual effort, the body gets out of the initial shock state that led to temporary inflation and starts giving way to the desired results, a lower weight and a toned body.

However, after a specific time frame (depends from person to person), the body no longer responds to the fitness regime. The exercises suddenly seem futile and have negligible effect. It’s like a graph that initially moves in the adverse direction and suddenly takes a complete turn to the desired course. However, after a specific time, it tends to follow a straight line without much movement to either side.

The Reasoning

This state of no reaction is basically because the body now gets accustomed to the exercising style and patterns. The monotony of the routine kills the shock factor that is required to move the body in reaction to exercise.

The Way Out – Plan Regular Changes

The solution to the mentioned problem is by way of drafting a fitness regime that encapsulates the benefits of a change while working out. The body gets adapted to the exercising format after a period of time. In order to continue with the fitness program as desired, a new challenge must be incorporated, by way of new exercise forms.

The changes that can be easily incorporated in the exercise schedule include:

  • Changes in the number of repetitions per set

  • Changes in the break timings

  • Changes in momentum

  • Changes in the order of exercise

  • Taking up a new style of exercising

An overall program must be developed that helps move from low resistance and a high number of repetitions to high resistance and a lower number of repetitions. Similarly, while exercising, the aim must be towards that extra pull. The body must continuously be subjected to an extra effort while exercising. Maintaining a continuous pace would not help for long. The only consistency should be in attempting to increase the momentum.

Many fitness centers facilitate periodized training programs that are drafted especially to help maintain the momentum while attempting to get into shape. These programs incorporate the shock factor into their regular functioning style and thus as per the body type, define a fitness regime.

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