Upping Your Gym Game

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When the gym becomes your second home, it's easy to stop pushing yourself and become distracted by basically anything aside from the stairmaster and it's easy to become complacent. I found myself here not too long ago and noticed a decline in muscle tone and fat loss, so had to up my game.

Here are my favourite ways to snap back into the swing of things.

  • Switch up your routine. This seems like a bit of a no brainer but muscle memory is so real and your body will get used to working out in the same way so changing things up is essential. Throw in a new class or a new cardio machine to activate new muscles and get that heart rate up. I use the app JeFit which creates new routines and is helpful to try new things.
  • Sweet Sweat. Two words, sweet sweat. If you're in the UK, you can pick this up on eBay but this is great for getting you sweating again. I wouldn't recommend trying any thermogenic tablets as they're all gimmicks but this stuff really works! 
  • Hire a PT. I know this is definitely not an affordable option but I train with Darren Craven twice a week which means I'm constantly trying new things and avoid too much muscle memory. If a regular PT just isn't an option, why not hire one for a month just to help provide a new routine!
  • Foam Roll that body. This isn't necessarily a way to improve your gym game but it's so important to help roll out those muscles after a strenuous work out. As I do a lot of spinning, I have quite short hamstrings but regular foam rolling avoids this impacting any other work outs. A foam roller is also helpful to prevent soreness the next day! You can pick them up for less than a tenner online but most gyms have them!

Are you a gym person? What solutions do you turn to when you're struggling?