Do you get bored of training?
Gym hopping or moving from fad to fad and programme to programme is one of the most common reasons people don’t get results.
Unfortunately it’s a matter of fact that training can be quite repetitive.
Although sets, reps and other variables change the majority of exercises I do week to week are the same.
A normal week for me would include a bench variation, squat variation, deadlift variation and a pressing variation.
Is this boring?
Yes it can be.
Is there a good reason for doing this?
The average trainer or beginner doesn’t need to be doing loads of random exercises with complicated equipment.
They will get the best results with a few simple, well coached, proven effective exercises that get them the most bang for their buck.
Sure there will be inevitable variation in programming but most of the core exercises will be the same.
The problem is this is boring to most people.
They find it too monotonous turning up and doing the same sort of thing week after week but unfortunately that’s the way effective training is.
It might not be the most mentally stimulating thing in the world but it gets results and that’s why most people come to the gym to get results.
If your dedicating that time in the day to train and better yourself then that’s what you want to do.
However switching programmes and classes all the time, not allowing yourself time to learn and progress will certainly not get you the results you want.
It might seem more interesting but the name of the game is results and your better off sticking to proven, slightly monotonous programmes that get you the results you want than switching it up all the time and never improving.
Fed up of putting the time in and not getting results?
Try doing the basics well for a while and see how quickly you improve.