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How to Get Back into the Gym After a Long Break

Date: Mar 08, 2019   

At some point in our lives, we have to take a bit of a hiatus from the gym. This might be because of an injury, a family emergency, or a variety of other reasons. Life happens. The key is to get right back at it as soon as you can. But if you have to endure a long break from the gym, here are a few little tips on how to get back into it.

Set a Schedule
The busyness of life can often disrupt our workouts. We might have the best intentions of hitting up the gym after work, but after a long day of work, sometimes you just don’t have it in you. Solve this problem by waking up an hour earlier and getting your training done first thing in the morning. If you simply workout every other day for a couple weeks with this schedule, you will quickly get back into the swing of things. After a bit, you won’t even miss that extra hour of sleep in the morning. You will just start adapting to the schedule and will start falling asleep at night a little earlier.

Train with a Partner
You will often cancel your own workouts at the drop of a hat without feeling a bit of guilt. But if you train with a partner, you will be less likely to cancel any training sessions because you won’t want to let the other person down. Plus, if your partner has not taken a hiatus from the gym, then it will require extra effort from you to catch back up. Always look for a workout partner that is going to push you.

Sign Up for Fitness Classes
There is nothing like a good group fitness class to make you want to work out more. With that many people training for the same reason at the same time, you are going to be hit with a wave of inspiration. Before long, you will be back living at the gym like before.

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