What to do when you hit the good old plateau? When you feel like all of your exercises and workouts are not producing any results and you cannot figure out why your body was responding to the workouts before and you suddenly hit a WALL. Has this ever happened to you before? It probably has because it happens to everyone…even that guy or girl that looks “perfect”. Hitting the wall or as we call it as personal trainers the plateau is part of the game in which we signed up for. The plateau is your body’s way of saying I am not changing anymore because I just adapted to what you gave me and I HATE to change. Yes your body can talk and YOU should listen to it because it is giving you a valuable message.
The message that your body is telling you is that you need to change something if you want it to look or feel different. The body is a hypocrite, it says one thing but means and does another. So you have to train in that manner and give it the stimulation it needs in order to change and get to the next level.
In order to get out of a plateau let me first list off the reasons why they happen
So now that you know why they happen this is what you need to do in order to see results….the exact opposite of what that list says. What you want to focus on is variety, variety, variety. If you put your body in a constant state of confusion then it will have no choice but to change and adapt because that is how the body works. The simplest ways but most often overlooked ways are things like increasing your weights, switching the order of your workouts and exercises, shortening the length of your rest in between your workouts, doing your exercise in different angles. Those are all great ways to switch up your workouts and avoid/get out of a plateau. So do not let the plateau get you down but fight through it because you are DEDICATED.
If you have questions… ask me and I will answer :)