I've read a lot of articles on spark on common workout mistakes and one of them is that you do the same workout all the time with no variation. I'm wondering, what does variation consist of?
I have a routine, I like it. But I don't know if it's varied enough.
I run 3 days a week for half an hour. This may not seem like much, but really I took several months off from working out and running and so I had to start over. I have an interval training program for a 5k where you walk for a certain interval and then run for a certain interval. Every week the intervals change making the running interval longer and the walking interval shorter.
I strength train 3 days a week for however long it takes me to get it done. I do Squats, overhead presses and bent over rows with a barbell, planks, side planks and back extensions as one routine, and vary that with another routine that includes squats, bench press and bicep curls with a barbell, side planks and planks and back extensions as the other. I do 5 sets of 5 of all of the above at a certain weight, and when I can do it comfortably with good form two workouts in a row, I add 5 lbs and start over again.
Of course, occasionally I dance spastically around for 15 minutes or walk all my errands around town, but those are generally not included in my 'workout'.
So, is this routine varied enough?
| current weight: 140.0