Get Out Of Your Training Rut Now With These Expert Tips!

Even the most seasoned trainer can experience a rut with their training at some point

At some stage, training, life or injuries may catch up with you and you will find yourself in a training rut, Luckily, there are a number of ways you can escape this and get back to achieving your goals!

Here are 3 tips you can try to get you out of that training rut.

1. Get Outside

Firstly, one of the great things about exercise, is that you can do it outside, not just in the gym. Sometimes something as simple as getting back to basics and back to nature will help you break out of a rut. There are plenty of workouts designed to be conducted outside.

Getting outside and getting some fresh air can help significantly.

2. Find A Workout Buddy

If you’re suddenly feeling unmotivated by your training, what better way to than to find a buddy to work out with? They can help keep you accountable, give you advice and encouragement or just get you back moving again.

Most importantly, a buddy can help propel you towards your goals and off that plateau, you are experiencing, and you can help motivate them too.

3. Push Through The Hard Times

Everyone will experience hard times and moments of self-doubt when you think you can’t push through or achieve that goal you are striving for, therefore it’s important to remember that there are some things you can’t change and not to stress or focus on the negatives.

What can you change? What could you do better? These are some questions to ask yourself.

A famous quote “During the hard times, it’s important to focus on the things you can change in that moment instead of what you should have or could have done differently.” – Annie Thorisdottir

When you’re in a training rut, it may help to set a new goal, and as a result you are working towards something. Even if that is just being a fitter version of yourself. Change the little things and reap the benefits as you go.

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Colin Vale

I'm a part owner in Impact S&F and answer to Coby who answers to Amber! My credentials, I am a qualified Chef first and foremost and then back to school doing accounting and my MBA. I've traveled to many places in the world, climbed Kilimanjaro and Mont Blanc. I like to ride my bike and get to the gym a few times a week. Prior to my life today I was the MD of a large group of companies for many years in PNG and am now settled back on the Sunshine Coast finally doing stuff I really want to do.