We all do it. We fall in the same habit of doing the exact workout time after time. Before you know it, you have gone the whole year doing the same exercises over and over. While this is not a crime, after all, at least you are still exercising consistently. But it does mean that you are not getting the most out of your workouts.
Your Body Is Getting Used to the Training
Remember back in the day when you used to get sore after a good workout? This soreness was more likely a result of performing exercises that your body was not used to yet. You were working muscles that either you weren’t used to training or you were working them out in a way that was different than what you have done in the past. If you are no longer sore after a workout, your body has become used to the same routine time after time. (Or perhaps you simply aren’t working out hard enough?)
Change Your Routine All the Time!
The truth of the matter is that no two workouts should be exactly the same. It could be different exercises included in your training or even just adjusting the intensity of it. For instance, instead of doing 8 to 10 reps for three sets during your strength training, change it up now and then and go with 20 reps for four or five sets at a lighter weight. The same can be done for cardio. Instead of running or biking for 20 minutes at a moderate pace, go into sprinting mode and run for 45 seconds as fast as you can. After a minute of cool down, do the exact same thing. Do this type of cardio five or six times in a row and you will be feeling it the next morning. The changes don’t have to be anything too dramatic, but enough where your body is always wondering what is coming next.