We’ve all been there! The diet and exercise program is going well, then all of a sudden we stop losing weight or getting stronger. The body is a remarkable machine and will adapt. When this happens you need to change your program. To often people get frustrated and give up. What they need to do is make changes and accept that plateaus are a normal part of the process. Sometimes the plateau can last for weeks or months.
Try increasing the intensity of your workouts by performing interval training, which includes bouts of intense exercise followed by easier exercise. Another option is to increase the frequency of your workouts. If you are working out 2-3x per week, try 3-4x. Try a new exercise. If you are running constantly, try adding a bike interval workout or elliptical. Finally, do not forget to rest. Sometimes people can over exert themselves and the body simply needs rest. Try giving yourself a week off and then ease back into it.
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