If all workouts were created equal, every exercise plan would consist of the same movements and offer the same results. But they aren’t. Some of the strongest, most mobile bodies in the world were built with very different strategies. Why? Because every body is unique and everyone needs something a little different to reach their maximum potential physically, mentally, and spiritually.
There is certainly a science to building muscle, losing fat, and increasing flexibility. But there is also a very important (often overlooked) aspect of checking in with your own body, taking inventory of how you feel and what you see in the mirror. Then you can decide if you want to make any adjustments. (Maybe you will, maybe you won’t.)
So how can you start to personalize your workouts to get the results you are looking for?
Trial & Error
This is crucial to your success, and you will need to be honest with yourself here. It’s important to try several exercises and forms of physical fitness to see how they jive with your body. If you aren’t getting the results you want, or if you are starting to experience pain every time you work out, or if you are completely bored and unmotivated with your current routine it might be time to change your movements or type of exercise.
Know Your Mods
Modifications are a grace to the workout world. Modifications can quite literally make any exercise accessible to any body. The challenge here? Many people don’t take modifications even though their body needs to (it’s some ego thing that never pays off) or they simply don’t know the best modification for the exercise they are in.
Here’s the good news: If you are at the gym, you can ask a trainer. If you are in a Salus on-site fitness class, you can ask a Salus coach. And if you are exercising alone, you can ask Google.
This is only the beginning. There is no black and white answer as to how you will reach the results you are working toward. Luckily, you have an entire team of Salus coaches that are here to assist you and offer advice all along the way.
Have a question about your current exercise plan? Let me know. Comment with your questions below this post or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great day.