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Posted By Onelife Fitness on Jul 3, 2019 9:35:22 AM

Every fitness enthusiast knows, you get to a certain place in your training and everything slows down. The more fit you are the harder you have to challenge your body to continue improving. That doesn’t mean you stop trying, though. Now is the time to take things to the next level, but how?

Do an Honest Assessment

Not just of your body, but of your routine, as well. 

  • How long do you do cardio each day?
  • How many times a week do you do strength training?
  • How much do you lift? 
  • How long do you hold that lift? 

Now, about that body, ask yourself:

  • What is your body fat percentage? 
  • Are there any areas you would like to see look better? 
  • How strong is your core, really?

By doing a fair assessment, you can develop a plan to push it further. 

Establish Some New Goals

What are you looking to accomplish? Have you run your first marathon, yet? If so,  how about a minoration? Maybe consider biking to the next town over instead of sticking to your favorite trail. 

The point is that when your fitness starts to stagnate, you have to think bigger. If your old goal was to run 30 minutes a day, you are there, so set a new one. 

Change Up Your Intensity Level

Everyone has a comfort zone to push past no matter how fit. It starts with increasing the length of your workouts and adding in new things. 

Combine running with resistance training, for example. If you make your three-mile mark, stop and do some planks before finishing up.

Maybe pick a new route that includes some intense hills or up to the grade on the treadmill. How about choosing something less intense, but working out longer each day or twice in one day. If you are a fan of interval training, increase the intensity of the intervals. 

If you decide to push yourself harder then take care not to overtrain. Increase your workouts slowly and alternate your usual intensity with your new “kick it up a notch” program. 

When you are new to fitness, the milestones come fast but if you are a veteran, you have to find new ways to challenge your body to keep improving and work towards that next fitness level.  

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