Don’t be scared to add variety to your workouts, whether it be one you have created on your own or if you are following one that you got online. If you are doing the same thing over and over for months on end then variety will help to give you a new lease of life on the gym floor. It doesn’t have to be a drastic change, just simply adding a new stimulus to your workout can make it feel completely different.
Experiment with different pieces of equipment and become accustomed to them (this doesn’t mean have a workout set up that just involves jumping from one resistance machine to another though). Try adding resistance bands to your workout i.e. with dumbell press or even a resistance band on its own can be a game changer (just ask some of my clients).
The majority of gyms now have suspension training which adds another dimension to the gym floor. Rather than finishing a session with press ups you might want to try and add suspension press ups (if you have never tried them before then I suggest you add them to the beginning of the workout).
Here are some additional aspects you might want to consider to change things up a bit:
- Tempo of movement
- Isometric holds
- Resistance Machines
- Free weights
- Other equipment (as mentioned above)
Basically, you don’t have to do fancy workouts to get great results but sometimes adding something new to your workout can help with continuous progression.