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Anyone can fall into a fitness slump and not feel inspired to reach their sports training goals. Are you in a workout rut? Find out some of the signs you are stuck in a rut and how you can get out of it.

If the mere idea of getting yourself into your workout gear and heading to the gym makes you break out in cold sweat and think of any excuse to get out of exercising, you’re stuck in a workout rut. Your sports training goals which once seemed close, now look impossible. The gym doesn’t sound appealing at all when you don’t see any visible changes or your routine is monotonous and boring. Who would want to work out feeling like that? Fortunately, it’s not that hard to break out of a workout rut. You just need to get a little creative. Athletic Republic of Orange County has some suggestions to help you get back into the sports training groove.

5 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Stuck in a Rut

  • You can always be found at the treadmill: Cardio is necessary to any sports training program. It increases your heart rate, burns calories, and helps you build stamina. But going to the gym just for the treadmill or the elliptical is a waste of time and money, and you won’t see the changes you want.
  • You spend less and less time at the gym: If you start out your workout with a plan, but it gets cut short when you get bored, you’re in a rut. You might also need the appropriate rest and necessary nutrients to go on.
  • You’re constantly checking your watch: When you’re in the flow of exercising you don’t even notice how time goes by because you’re concentrating on what you’re doing. You’re probably bored with your routine and need to spice it up.
  • You’re in constant pain: Feeling tired and in constant pain doesn’t mean the workout is effective. You might be overtraining, and that may be the reason for your pain and lowered performance. Rest and recovery are essential to meet your fitness goals.
  • You don’t notice progress: If you feel like you’re close to your training goals, but can’t quite reach them, you need to go about them differently. A professional trainer can help you reassess your goals and create a plan to achieve them.
A trainer can help you get unstuck and reach your sports training goals. There are many qualities a trainer should have, among them the ability to encourage you and challenge you to do better. The pros at Athletic Republic of Orange County will design an exciting sports training program to get you out of your fitness stump. Call them at (714) 972-2762 to learn about their training programs in Santa Ana, CA and schedule a free session.

 How to Break Out of Your Rut

  1. Meet Tabata: Tabata training is a quick workout that might be the solution for your boring cardio. Tabata workouts go like this: train intensely for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, go hard again for another 20 seconds and continue alternating until your complete eight rounds. Four minutes of high-intensity training are more effective than one hour on the treadmill.
  2. Hire a trainer: A sports trainer will design your workout plan, motivate you and encourage you, and be there for you to help you reach your goals.
  3. Go outside: We all need a change of scenery from time to time. Exercising outside can boost your energy, reduce your stress, and revive your workout routine. Step out of the gym, get some fresh air and sunlight and try some outdoor exercises. The best thing about living in California is that exercising outside is possible year around.
  4. Make it fun: Training doesn’t have to be boring. Try a new and unexpected activity to mix with your routine. Maybe sign up for a race (look for a themed one), try antigravity yoga, surfing on dry land, or pole dancing (anyone can do it). Get out of your boring comfort zone.
  5. Work on your playlist: Music has a significant influence in your workout. Are you sure you're listening to the right one for your type of training? It’s probably time to update your workout
  6. Get a workout buddy: Training with a friend can make your exercise session go by faster. You'll be able to tell if you are working hard enough if you aren't able to chat with them will your work out.
  7. Switch your schedule: If you're used to exercising at night, try doing it earlier. Changing your regular schedule might give you more energy and stamina.

 Bust Out of Your Slump With a New Sports Training Program

The sports training experts at Athletic Republic of Orange County can help you get unstuck and reach your goals with renewed strength. Call them up at (714) 972-2762 to know more about their training options in Sant Ana, CA and start with yours.