You've Hit a Fitness Plateau, Now What?
It happens to the best of us. We’re on a killer streak, slaying our workouts, committing to the most balanced diet and consuming all the right supplements. The gains are happening then, all of a sudden, the progress stops. We’re doing the work, so why aren’t we seeing more results?
This frustration comes from a little thing called a fitness plateau. And, if you resonate with these characteristics, then you’ve definitely hit it. While this may seem like a “low” point, it’s actually the opposite! Your body has adapted, grown and gotten used to your workout routine, so now it’s time to switch it up!
It’s important to not feel down when you hit a fitness plateau. Remember, what you are capable of now used to be seen as impossible. And, what your workout used to be is now your current warm up. You have made incredible strides!
It’s normal to want to keep going, pushing and hitting new records. So, what should you do when you hit a fitness plateau? Try these options.
Switch it up
Have a little fun and switch up your workout routine! If you’re a cardio queen, then work in some strength training. If you’re all about the weights, then try fitting in resistance workouts or swim laps. Basically, it’s time to go back to the drawing board and create a new fitness regime. It’s recommended to switch up your workout routine every 2-5 weeks to avoid a fitness plateau, so keep this in mind as you progress on your fitness journey. If you’re looking for some new workout inspiration, we’ve got you covered! We have a plethora of workouts from our athletes to add to your routine.
Avoiding junk food, saturated fats and carbs can help sustain energy all day. When you’re hungry, cut out the fatty foods and opt for a salad, handful of nuts, protein shake and/or some fruit.
Hit the pre-workout
Experiencing a fitness plateau can definitely lower your motivation, which can lead to negative results in the gym. To stay motivated, a little pre-workout can go a LONG way. Uplift Max is an elite level pre-workout that not only sustains clean energy, but also improves athletic performance and enhances fast twitch muscle fibers for an even more intense workout! If you’re ready to say goodbye to the dreaded plateau, Uplift Max is your new bestie!
Supplement a fat burner
A fat burner? Is that really a thing? Yes, and it is amazing! If you want to maximize your fat burning while hitting the gym, then you definitely need to try Shred Her Max. Shred Her Max is a thermogenic fat burner that promotes fat loss, boosts energy levels and works as an advanced appetite supplement, so not only does it help give you the energy to get your booty to the gym but it also helps to accelerate fat loss ALL DAY LONG! Formulated and dosed specifically for women, Shred Her Max is a miracle worker for burning off those hard-to-tone places!
Try an amino acid blend
If you haven’t heard of it before, an amino acid blend is the real MVP in building lean muscle while also promoting better recovery. Our Her Aminos formula is a comprehensive amino acid blend that is designed to be taken daily to better support recovery between workouts, allowing you to bounce back and hit the next one even harder, because once you’ve hit a plateau you don’t have time to deal with muscle soreness!
First off, are you stretching?
Stretching is one of the most effective ways to overcome muscle soreness. After you’ve hit your workout, be sure to stretch your activated muscles for at least twenty minutes. For the best results, use a foam roller to massage deep into those muscles. While stretching is a huge help, it won’t relieve your muscle soreness on its own. Rather, stretching should be viewed as just one piece of the puzzle.
Take it easy
If you’re new to hitting the gym, then start slow and gradually increase your workout difficulty. By going as hard as you can right off the bat, you’re increasing the intensity of your post-workout soreness which will prevent you from staying committed to your fitness routine. Remember, this is a long process so start easy and eventually work your way up to those advanced weights and routines.
Even for those avid gym-goers, knowing your body and when to lift lighter, take a break or engage in some light fitness is crucial for your recovery.
Supplement help: amino acid blend
If this isn’t the beginning of your fitness journey, then you may need some supplement help to keep your endurance strong so you can see those gains. Her Aminos is the perfect blend of amino acids that’s designed to be taken daily to increase endurance, build lean muscle and speed up recovery time. It’s basically the magic supplement that was created to speed up your recovery time, allowing you to bounce back and hit the next workout one even harder!
Recovery is great, but what about energy?
If you’re looking to increase your energy and recovery time, then you’re in luck. Our Her Amino Burner boosts energy, increases fat burning and speeds up recovery time all in one supplement! While sustained energy and enhanced metabolism burning are both keys to success in the gym, Her Amino Burner supports recovery before, during and after your workout, making it the real MVP in the recovery of sore muscles. This one is definitely a gym essential!
Keep up your workout, but with less weight
If that muscle soreness is lasting for days and won’t seem to shake, then go down in weight. Of course, this one is difficult. How do you lessen your weight without damaging your ego? Well, think about your body and how far it has taken you. The best way you can give back to this vehicle of yours is by listening to it when its in pain and making the correct adjustments. Plus, you don’t want to get an injury which will harm your workout routine and ego far more than muscle soreness.