At Synergy Fitness Studio, we provide a new workout every day. That sets us apart from many Kansas City fitness studios. The more you do a specific exercise, the more your body becomes efficient at doing it. Normally, becoming more efficient is a good thing, unless you’re trying to burn calories and get all the muscles back into shape. When your body becomes efficient at an exercise, it actually burns fewer calories because it adapts to the movements and doesn’t work as hard.
Doing the same old routine, continuously works only one group of muscles.
There are 650 skeletal muscles in the body if you count complex muscles as a single muscle. You don’t use each muscle in every movement. These don’t count involuntary muscles that also benefit from exercise, such as the heart. You can imagine that if you only do a select few exercises, you won’t be working out every muscle in your body and could end up with muscle imbalances.
Doing the same routine continuously also can cause injury.
Some vocations create repetitive use injuries because the worker has to do the same movement continuously. Your avocation, working out, shouldn’t be responsible for doing the same. You have choices, so avoiding repetitive strain injuries is important. Switching your routine frequently gives the muscles a chance to rest and recover after a hard workout. You’ll get into shape without facing an overuse injury that will put you out of commission for weeks.
Let’s face it, doing the same thing everyday can boost the boredom factor.
If you find yourself dreading going to the gym because you simply go from one machine to another in a mind numbing manner, you already know why switching exercises is helpful. That boredom factor you face when you’re on the treadmill walking to nowhere not only has you checking the time continuously, it causes you to hate your workout and look for reasons to skip it.
- Learning new routines gives you more ammunition to help get fitter. You’ll learn how to do the exercise correctly and have it in your arsenal for later use.
- Switching your routine can also boost your brain power. Just like taking a mental study course, learning new physical movements exercises your brain.
- It’s just more fun to learn new workouts. While you may hate some of those you learn, you’ll also find you love others. It keeps you on your toes and keeps you focused, while adding an element of enjoyment to the workout.
- You’ll build functional fitness and reduce the risk of injury. The variety helps the muscles work in synergy, no matter what way you move, so those pesky injuries that come from an awkward everyday movement during a task, won’t occur.