Do you find yourself so bored out of your mind with your exercise routine that you are just too lazy to workout? If so consider yourself just one of many men who have been exposed to the fitness flu 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 begun 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!
Top 4 Tips to beat Workout Laziness
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.
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 it’s working as much as it is thus allowing you to increase your frequency and duration of the workout.
2. Get Yourself a Workout Partner
If you’re still too lazy to workout get yourself a workout buddy. Whether it’s a spouse, family member, or coworker, having an exercise partner will provide some encouragement to your exercise routine. Not only is an exercise partner able to assist with the motivational aspect of the workout but having them along during the workout helps you stick to your plan and keeps the workout moving at a steady pace. Having a great exercise partner will encourage you to stick to the workout routine especially on occasions when you are not motivated to work out and feel like going home and vice versa.
3. Set Practical Goals
To avoid workout boredom, you’re going to need to see some tangible results. So it is really important that you set goals based on your current fitness level and are of a realistic nature. Don’t try to base them 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. Gradually using heavier weights 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 runners are were able to cover the same distance with less exertion than indoor runners.
So rather than being too lazy to workout and heading off to the local food mart for an occasional snack or to the local bar when you’ve felt overwhelmed with your day’s activities. Grab your gear call up your best bud, and go outside for an exhilarating and fulfilling run.