I have a short one for you this week: What things can you switch up and WHY switch anything up for weight loss? Check it out:
Switching it up can increase fat loss
If you feel stuck during your weight loss journey, try these first:
- Your workout style
- If you all you do is cardio, add weight training. If all you do is lift weights, add in some cardio
- Type of cardio
- If you typically run on the treadmill, mix it up and go for the bike, or the elliptical, or the stair master. Switching this up is super noticeable and you will feel like it is MUCH harder. That is the point. If your body becomes too adapted to one type of cardio it gets easier and you stop burning as many calories.
- Rep range
- If you lift weights for weight loss (congratulations, you are well ahead of the curve on that one) then try mixing up your rep range. I can’t tell you how many people I have seen that ALWAYS do 10 reps on every single exercise. Or 12-15 or 8-10 or whatever it is. If you typically do 12 reps, try lifting heavier and doing 8-10 reps (with safe form of course) and if you like to do 10 reps try switching it up and do 20.
- It’s important to hit every muscle fiber type, and the only way to do that is to switch up your rep ranges from time to time. I like to do a combo and half my sets for each exercise do higher reps and the other half do lower reps with higher weight.
Told ya it was a short one. Until next week – keep working hard and keep up the intensity! You got this!
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