5.GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO GO OFF THE WALL…A LITTLE
A physique like fitness model and personal trainer Jen Jewell’s is built largely through consistency: consistent training with effective movements, consistent nutrition, and consistent living, period. But she also knows how to mix her workouts up just enough to keep herself excited to train every day.
“I stay motivated by not falling victim to ‘routine’ by switching up certain exercises for each muscle group,” she suggests. “Include new exercises into your workout each week. Even just switching from a dumbbell to a kettlebell can do the trick.”
Wondering how to make this work while you’re on a specific program? Here are two possibilities:
- Devote the last 15 minutes of your workout to doing whatever you want and trying new things.
- Swap out one movement in each workout with something similar, but different. Lying leg curl? Try a stability-ball curl! Dumbbell lunges? Try front-racked barbell lunges!