Do you find yourself so bored out of your mind with your exercise routine that you just can’t seem to motivate yourself to perform your workout? If so consider yourself just one of many men who have been exposed to the fitness bug we like to refer to as workout laziness. So by now you’ve probably successfully dodged a couple of your dreaded workout days to the point where going to the supermarket with your wife or girlfriend and even her mother seems like more of an bearable and exiting event. If this seems all too familiar then this is probably the point where you’ve began to convince yourself that you’ve got this whole weight thing down to a science and a few extra pounds won’t be that much of a big thing. Boy are you WRONG!
Do you remember that movie 21 Jump Street where the captain played by Ice Cube says to the cops -Get your lazy asses up! well not exactly like that but I’m sure you get the point. The more time you spend dodging the boring routine exercise bullet the more difficult it will be to get back into the groove of your workout.
Wondering how? Well guess what. Today is your lucky day as we have compiled a list of some of the best ways to beat workout laziness and get yourself back on track with a fresh start. In no time you’ll be back to your old self ditching those fearful supermarket days and dumping your shopping cart.
1. Update Your Playlist – In a recent study performed at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse Exercise and Health Program it was discovered that individuals who frequently listened to lively music when exercising experienced a significant reduction in their awareness of the exercise strain resulting in an increase in endurance of over 15 percent. In effect by listening to music your body isn’t aware that its working as much as it is thus allowing you to increase your frequency and duration of the workout.
2. Get Yourself a Workout Partner – Whether its a spouse, family member, or coworker, having an exercise partner will provide some encouragement to the exercise routine. Not only is an exercise partner able to assist with the motivational aspect of the workout but by having them along during the workout assists with your exercise training by giving a huge boost in getting you better results. Having a great exercise partner will encourage you by ensuring you stick to the workout routine especially on occasions when you feel like just throwing in the towel and going home and vice versa.
3. Set Practical Goals – Men for you to remain motivated with your training, you’re going to need to see some tangible results, so it is really important that your set goals are based on your current fitness level and are of a realistic nature and not based on some preconceived ideology as seen in many of the fitness advertisements today. Begin your workout by setting simple, achievable goals relative to your performance ability gradually increasing the intensity of the workout and if necessary using heavier weights used over time to effectively achieve your goals in a safe environment.
4. Get Outside – Men who exercise outside are known to feel more energized and rejuvenated after completing their workout routine. In a scientific study it was discovered that outdoor exercisers are less prone to feeling stressed, frustrated and depressed with the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives. So rather than heading off to the local food mart for an occasional snack or to the local bar when you’ve felt overwhelmed with your days activities, grab your gear call up your best bud and go outside for an exhilarating and fulfilling run.