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HILARYMM SparkPoints: (5,103)
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9/25/12 3:58 P

I think it is time to switch things up for a few months. Does your library have a good selection of fitness videos? I do different stuff all the time, and that is what has kept me from plateauing. Try something new, and I agree that it is time to get some strength training in the mix.

Hmm

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
9/25/12 3:05 P

Your body becomes adapated (or not) over months of practice, not day by day. Whether you do the same ones Mon-Wed or alternate through the week is of no consequence.

Yes your body will have become much more efficient at those exercises.

How do you find them? Many DVDs can be challenging at any level, you can adapt and grow with it. If you still feel physically challenged and as if you're wiped out after it and couldn't have done anything more, then you're adapting as you go by changing the resistance and this is sufficient.

If, on the other hand, you're still doing exactly the same exercises with exactly the same intensity as a year ago, you'll be getting far less benefit from them.

But it comes down to the first response you got - are you losing weight? Are you happy with your weight loss results?

DMJAKES Posts: 1,605
9/25/12 3:02 P

You need some strength training in the mix somewhere...all of the videos you mention are cardio-based, with perhaps a smidge of strength thrown in. After so long, you are definitely adapted to them and need to shake things up.

How about a full body strength training routine twice a week, one session of intervals, and then one or two days of the videos? Check out some of the videos here on spark, or have the system generate a strength training workout for you. You can create a great routine with little or no equipment, just your own body weight.

Then, pick something you can do intervals with (could be walking, or a series of basic moves such as jumping jacks, squats, mountain climbers, or whatever you want). Do intervals for 20 minutes or so and you'll be done for the day. You do need at least one rest day per week to allow for recovery.

CHANEYL Posts: 2
9/25/12 2:00 P

I would think so as long as you are alternating them....like mon wed and fri do the same ones and tues thurs do the other ones. You don't want your muscles to get used to them. I really like the videos on the spark sight

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (76,917)
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9/25/12 7:13 A

If they're too easy, easy enough to that you can plan out your grocery list in your head while doing them, I think it's time to challenge yourself. Besides, aren't you getting a little bored? ;)

If you can manage it, maybe take up a new class. Try different fitness videos. Throw in some walking or jogging into your routine, swimming, hiking? Something out of your reg comfort zone. You can always rotate back to your fav fitness videos after 3 months or so.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,411)
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9/24/12 9:51 P

AFter a year of doing the same thing? Yeah, your body has adapted. The more you do something, the more our bodies have adapted.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (105,004)
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9/24/12 6:53 P

are you getting the results you want right now?

YVETTEKD Posts: 1
9/24/12 6:49 P

Hello,
I've been working out for about a year now since my baby was born and I do the same 3 workouts usually, alternate between Tae Bo Extreme, Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and Bob Harper the Ultimate Cardio.
My question is, should I add something else into the mix? I'm afraid my body is already used to these workouts and that they might not be working anymore as good?
I know you shouldn't be doing the same workout every day or your body stops responding to them after a while. I do the Jillian and Bob video every other day, whit Tae Bo in between them. Jillian and Bob videos are kind of similar, they both work similar muscles and Tae Bo is more of a cardio, this is why I like to alternate between them, but it's been about a year now and I'm thinking maybe my body is getting used to this set of workouts?
Is it ok to just do the 3 and alternating between them, or should I add some more variety?
Thank you

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