OVERCOME A FITNESS PLATEAU
How Personal Training Keeps You Off Fitness Plateau
Finding the perfect workout regime that suits your lifestyle is a great step towards achieving your fitness goals. After weeks of consistent exercise, including a variety of activities, backed up by the right diet, enough sleep, and an active recovery schedule, you may register notably impressive results.
However, even after making progress in your workout goals, it is normal to drift into a fitness rut, or what is commonly known as a fitness or workout plateau.
What is a Fitness Plateau?
A fitness plateau is a scenario whereby your body gets accustomed to your workouts’ stress/demands, leading to no progress or regression in some cases. Some people reach this phase after achieving their fitness goals, so they do not mind the stagnation. But in most cases, this dreaded fitness stage kicks in midway leading to confusion and frustration.
For consistent results, your body requires progressive overload. This means you have to keep increasing your workouts’ intensity and your caloric intake to match the increasing metabolism levels. Exercise variety and switching up workouts is beneficial as well and helps to prevent reaching a plateau.
You also need to have enough sleep and rest in-between workouts to allow your body to recover. Failure to meet these precise requirements makes workout plateau an inevitable eventuality.
Tell-Tale Signs of a Workout Plateau
When you start working out, you may go through periods of discomfort and body soreness, especially if you had been inactive. But as your body adjusts to the stress subjected to it, the exercises start feeling easier and more manageable. Unlike what most people think, this does not necessarily imply you have reached a fitness plateau.
However, if you are doing everything right but start experiencing the following signs, they may indicate a workout plateau.
– Loss of appetite
– No more muscle gain
– Absence of tiredness after exercise
– A decline in enthusiasm during workouts
– Inability to step-up the workout intensity
The Problem With Excessive Exercise
Sometimes overtraining can also lodge you into a fitness plateau. If you start experiencing pain in your muscles and joints, feeling fatigued, or having low energy levels, you may be overtraining. Overtraining also weakens your immune system making you more susceptible to illnesses.
How Can Personal Training Help You Avoid a Fitness Plateau?
Though hitting a workout plateau is a normal occurrence, you can easily dodge this frustrating phase by working with a personal trainer. This is because maintaining an effective exercise regime in the long-term requires more than just common fitness knowledge.
For instance, after gaining more muscle mass, your body’s caloric intake needs increase. Without proper guidance, you may be unable to adjust your routine to your changing body and needs. Personal training helps you avoid the fitness plateau or burst through it, if you find yourself there, by availing professional guidance at every step of your fitness journey.
Do you desire to stay on top of your fitness game by working with a personal trainer? Our online personal training classes are available beyond the borders of Montreal, Canada. Get in touch with us now and schedule your free fitness consultation.