Why Uniqueness and Randomness Pay Off – Fitness

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Eric Siu. He gives us another good workout routine and makes a great point. You have to keep mixing things up to keep seeing results. Let me know what you think!

So we all know how important it is to work out, but did you know how important it is to change up your workout routine every once in a while? In life, anything that usually relates to routine is ‘boring’. Your body is no exception to this – it will get bored if youSo we all know how important it is to work out, but did you know how important it is to change up your workout routine every once in a while? In life, anything that usually relates to routine is ‘boring’. Your body is no exception to this – it will get bored if you keep repeating the same thing over and over. If you continue running the same routine, your body will see diminishing returns after a period of time because it is too used to seeing the same work out over and over. If there’s one thing you need to know, it’s this – your body is a machine and it can very easily adapt to any kinds of change; so challenge it and challenge it often! Forget routine. Routine is played out.

This concept carries over to anything in real life. Imagine eating a ham sandwich every single day for every single meal: while it might not seem so bad for the first week or so, you’ll eventually get so sick of it that you won’t be able to stand the sight of another ham sandwich. That’s why we as human beings like to eat different kinds of foods – we don’t want to be bored. The same thing goes for your body – don’t fall into the trap of boring yourself. Because if you do, you’ll not only grow tired of the same repetitive routine – your body will see minimal gains. And that totally defeats the purpose of working out because we want to look great, right?!

As an example, I have provided a two week workout routine right here. The great thing is that there are so many different workouts that you can mix and match to form different types of routines – the combinations are countless. Another great thing is these exercises can be performed by both men AND women! Don’t know what these exercises are? Simply query them into Google and you’ll quickly learn how to do each exercise!

Week 1:
Monday:
Squats(or lunges for women): 5 sets of 5
Deadlifts(or lateral bar pulldowns for women): 5 sets of 5
Bent Over Rows: 3 sets of 10
Seated Dumb-bell Incline Press: 5 sets of 5
Tuesday:
Elliptical HIIT(high intensity interval training): 35 min(this can be adjusted depending on your fitness level)
Wednesday:
Squats(or lunges for women): 5 sets of 5
Deadlifts(or lateral bar pulldowns for women): 5 sets of 5
Bent Over Rows: 3 sets of 10
Seated Dumb-bell Incline Press: 5 sets of 5
Thursday:
Elliptical HIIT(high intensity interval training): 35 min(this can be adjusted depending on your fitness level)

Week 2:
Monday:
Pullups(pullup machine can be used for assistance!): 3 sets of 10
Seated hammer curls: 4 sets of 10
Seated preacher curls: 4 sets of 10
Elliptical HIIT(high intensity interval training): 35 minutes
Tuesday:
Barbell Benchpress: 4 sets of 10
Machine Cables: 4 sets of 10
Decline Benchpress Machine: 4 sets of 10
Elliptical HIIT(high intensity interval training): 35 minutes
Wednesday:
Squats: 5 sets of 5
Lunges: 5 sets of 5
Reverse Lunges: 5 sets of 5

This is just ONE example of MANY routines you can switch from. See how easy it is to mix and match? Not only will you keep from getting bored, but your body will reap the benefits! Happy working out!

Eric Siu is 24 years old and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His interests are health, fitness, football, basketball, and poker.

Originally posted 2010-10-22 15:09:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter