Variety is the Spice of… Fitness

7 Oct

Kettlebells[1]If you want to see consistent improvement in the weight room (and — more importantly — on the court or field), you need to change things up once in a while.  Doing the same exercises, the same way, can eventually make your workout “stale” and lead to performance plateaus.

Whether your goals are athletic performance improvement, strength and conditioning, or fitness, occasional variations in your workout can help you reach your goals.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Swap free weights for machines
  • Change your grip (wide vs. narrow, overhand vs. underhand, etc.)
  • Try dumbbells instead of barbells
  • Add kettlebells and medicine balls to your workout
  • Jump rope instead of running
  • Run on stadium stairs or hills instead of flat terrain


Your thoughts?


2 Responses to “Variety is the Spice of… Fitness”

  1. anthonyd1marino October 7, 2013 at 6:17 PM #

    I’ve started adding bands, TRX, and more interval training. Just some more ideas!

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