What to do if you discover you have become a Gym Zombie!
BEWARE! Without a little planning, or a nudge towards the edge of your comfort zone, Gym Zombie-itis can suddenly descend to haunt even the most determined gym-goer.
Picture this: mindlessly going through the motions exercising on autopilot – feet on the treadmill but mind a million miles away. In this bite-sized post, personal trainer Rich Allsop shows us how to avoid falling into the guy zombie trap.
If you recognise any of the following symptoms, chances are, you’ve been zapped:
• You can't remember trying out a new piece of equipment or exercise.
• Your gym sessions become easy and challenge-free
• You can't remember how many sessions it’s been since you last had a programme change.
• You can't remember which days you've been to the gym this week BUT you definitely caught up with Corrie on the Cross Trainer.
• Instead of lifting with intensity in the free weights room, you find yourself pondering the contents of your fridge and what to have for dinner.
The Gym Zombie-itis Cure: My Top 3 Easy-Fix Tips:
• Look at the big picture! Go back to your reasons for exercising in the first place. Has this reason changed? Reassess your goals and create a meaningful plan to move forward.
• Be mindful in the gym, think through your exercises. Your workout should engage you and make you feel challenged and 'in the moment'. It’s a time to be present, to communicate with your body and to let it communicate with you: are you listening?
• Take some Personal Training.
- It's hard to push yourself.
- It's hard to improve the exercises you are weakest on.
- It's hard to know how to mix things up.
So why not invest in some help from a Personal Trainer? You'll get expert help to steer clear from exercise autopilot.
Follow these tips and banish Gym Zombie-itis once and for all!
About the Author
Rich Allsop is a YMCA Club Personal Trainer and to see the kind of success he can help you achieve visit his site www.richallsopfitness.co.uk