I did a great and challenging workout last night. The treadmills were busy as usual! (sorry for the headless photo, but I don’t want to encroach on anyone’s privacy!)
I switched from doing a hypertrophy level 2-way split into doing a strength level whole body training routine. It was a great challenge and I definitely finished feeling like I had to push myself to get through it. It’s really important to change your exercise routine regularly. If you do the same routine month in, and month out, your body adapts and gets more efficient- You’ll stop seeing results if you don’t change your workout routine. Try changing it about every 6 weeks so that you adapt and improve, but don’t hit a plateau.
I could tell I had worked hard since I had to have a couple of extra snacks in the evening! There have been a few fantastic recipes for post-workout snacks up on the blog world lately. A good mix of protein and carbs will help your muscles to grow and recover nicely after a good workout, and these blog recipes are great, quick and delicious options: