09 Apr Is Your Fitness Routine Working?
You’ve been at this fitness thing for a while. And if you haven’t, at some point or another you’ll find yourself asking, “is what I’m doing actually working for me?”
Here are some tips to ensure your program checks all the boxes, and is helping you reach your full fitness potential:
Customize Your Fitness Routine
“Effort is important but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference.” – Unknown
Without a game plan you can definitely find a way to stay busy in the gym, but that doesn’t mean you’re on the path to get results. So often movement is mistaken for progress. Your time is best spent when you understand exactly how your efforts are designed to help you lose weight, build muscle, increase your flexibility, or whatever else your goals may be- something Kubex Fitness sequences were scientifically set up to do.
It starts with awareness of your own body and where you’re at. Kubex Health can arm you with some deeper knowledge about your measurements, body fat percentage, if you’re at risk, and more in order to arm you with the power to make a make appropriate goals. Learn more about this powerful resource here!
Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” -Woody Allen
Could getting in the best shape of your life really be that easy? YES! At Kubex Fitness, once you “show up” for your personalized sequence, you’ll be instructed with every movement from start to finish. Each Kube features a unique exercise and in just 30 minutes you’ll break a sweat that you know is going to lead to the type of results you want. If you can create a habit of consistently getting to your customized workout at least 3 times a week (along with following your suggested nutrition guidelines) you can really start to make some serious changes. After all, showing up once a week isn’t going to yield much progress toward results.
Just ask Mary Ann Everton, a longtime Kubex member who has been working out at our facility since opening day (talk about consistency!)
“I love sequence 4, it kicks my butt every time,” she said. “I really like every sequence and find that even after four plus years, it never gets boring. It is always a challenge to me.”
If You’re Sore, Something’s Working
Any time you incorporate muscles with a different load or movement than they’re used to performing, it’s a trip to Sore-ville.
Sometimes it’s mild. You might think (especially if you’re out of shape or, as the sophisticated folks say, “deconditioned”) you’ve ruined something as you hobble around wondering why in the name of sweet Richard Simmons you can’t lift a cup of water without whimpering.
But truth is, most of the time muscle soreness the day after a workout means your body is positively responding and growing stronger. Your muscles are being broken down, and that soreness is a great sign they’re rebuilding in an effort to grow stronger and better. (Read more about why our muscles get sore here.)
Granted, soreness isn’t a golden ticket and, after time, you may not find you’re feeling any soreness at all. But as you begin your routine, it can be an indicator you’re on the right track.