What is a training plateau anyway?
A training plateau is equivalent to the temporary death of your fitness results
Which equals something that you want to avoid, more then your ex!
If you have never hit a plateau then consider yourself one lucky son of a you know what!
The worse part about hitting a plateau is that it could be due to so many different reasons that it tends to leave most people more confused then ever
It could be the fact that your training too much...
It could be that your not changing up your workouts enough...
but you don't really care how it happens right?
what you really care about is
how to get out of it if your in it
how to avoid it if you've never encountered it
so here are my top 3 PROVEN WAYS TO AVOID PLATEAUS
#1... TAKE A PLANNED WEEK (OR A FEW DAYS) OFF!
now this rule applies more for those people that are in the gym going hard day in and day out
your stalemate is most likely your body telling you that it's time for a much needed rest
most people believe that you build muscle when your working out but it's actually the exact opposite
when your working out your body actually breaks down muscle tissue
it's only when your resting and refueling that your body builds up new muscle tissue
what I actually do is a 12 week split
I workout for 11 weeks straight and then take a week off to rest
and I always come back stronger after the week off
so... I give you permission to rest!
#2... CHANGE UP THAT BORING TRAINING ROUTINE
as i like to say... "if you wanna to see a change you have to change something!
the human body is a very smart creation!
and it will quickly get used to what your doing
so maybe after a few weeks you change the order of your exercises
maybe you change the amount of reps you do per exercise
change the amount of weight you lift per set
without really working with you I cant really tell you which change is going to be best for you but what i can tell you is this
"if you keep doing the same things you'll keep getting the same results"!
and now for #3...
... REVAMP YOUR DIET!
for a lot of people that I've worked with that have battled the training plateau
I've had great success by just modifying there caloric intake
sometime your just not providing you body with enough nutrients for your body to do what you want it to do
So the moral of the story is
A)... Take some time off... Over training is never a good thing
B)... Change up that routine... If you wanna see a change you have to change something
C)... Change up that diet... Don't skimp on your nutrients, YOUR BODY NEEDS FUEL!