The dreaded “Fitness Plateau” is something that almost everyone on their fitness or weight loss journey will likely encounter. It’s frustrating and can be very discouraging. However, understanding why plateaus may happen and finding ways to overcome it can very beneficial in continuing your journey to a better you without throwing in the towel.
Why do plateaus happen?
Many people may feel blind-sided when they hit a plateau. You have been working out, eating well, and doing everything right… right? So why all of the sudden has progress become stagnant? The main reason plateaus happen is from your body adapting to your new level of activity. Once your body knows what to expect when it comes to your fitness routine, you are unlikely to keep seeing results as drastically as when you first started.
How can you get past a plateau?
Now that you know the reason behind why you may have plateaued, what can you do to overcome it? Because our bodies are so adaptable, the best way to handle a plateau is to constantly keep your body guessing. Trying a new style of exercise is an excellent way to add a new challenge to your routine and you may even discover a new type of workout you enjoy that you may not have otherwise. If you are an avid weight-lifter, go for a run. Into crossfit? Try yoga! The possibilities are endless when it comes to new and exciting ways to get your body moving.
Plateaus can be a frustrating part of your fitness or weight loss journey but they are bound to happen at some point or another. The best thing you can do is to recognize the plateau, readjust, and keep on going!
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