So, I just got some super frustrating news. I've been working on getting my body fat % down to at or below 24%, and having taped myself, I thought I was at 27%, so I've been excited. I go in to my recruiter's office to get taped and now I'm 7.5% off my goal. I'm trying to maintain my moto, but damn this is frustrating. I do 2 miles on the treadmill after work every night, at an incline of 10-14 at 3-3.5mph, my diet is good, could be a little better I suppose. BLARG.
This is actually a common occurrence for people. if you feel like you are getting in a rut with your workouts switch up the cardio.
Try biking, swimming, jump rope, elliptical,
You see the body is ONE ADAPTIVE MUHFUGGA so if you do the same thing over and over without increasing the intensity or length of exercises then that is just
The Law of Diminishing Returns
Heres an Example not many know this but theres a misconception that training with high reps only works muscular endurance.
You see when training with high reps with an exercise you can very well put on strength and size but the problem is as you become stronger and doing more repetitions, the noticeable gains in muscle mass and strength go down.
So while thinking the more reps you add, the stronger you get they are actually making the increases in strength and size smaller.
So while reps in the range of 20- 40 where muscle failure is hit and you can do no more with good form, That can actually build an impressive amount of strength and muscle.
But the higher above this you go the smaller the increases in strength and muscle mass.
the level of profits or benefits gained is less than the amount of energy invested.
As you keep adding to the number of reps you can do, strength is less affected and endurance is more affected. until you are doing so many pushups that changes in strength are no longer measurable. That happens somewhere around 130-150 reps, according to the various researches.
SO I could do say 1000 Squats but Honestly while it be great my muscular endurance if im looking for Strength and Size it probably be better just to add more weight and do less reps.
But there are folks like Herschel Walker who does 1000s of Pushups and Situps everyday and get INSANE BENEFITS but he is an anamoly
But anyways to get back to what you were saying.
Stop doing the Same old Same Old and switch it up. It keeps your workouts more fun and also helps you keep getting results.
BUT REMEMBER IF YOU ARE NOT SLEEPING A MINIMUM OF 8-9 HOURS WHILE WORKING OUT AND EATING HEALTHY NUTRITIOUS FOODS FOR THE MAJORITY OF YOUR CALORIES then you are honestly wasting Time because only when they all work together do you get the best results
From the 3 Legged Stool of Fitness Patented Jaxblade ;)
So Don’t give up. Stay consistent and keep at it