Exercise Boredom and Plateauing
by Alyssa Gaudreault (B.S. Kinesiology '14)
Sometimes routine is a necessity in our busy lives, but when it comes to exercise, routine is not always a good thing.
Plateau: A fitness rut that occurs when an exerciser preforms the same workout over and over. When this happens, our bodies quickly adapt to the workout leading to a lack in gains/results.
When your body is used to consistently practicing the same workout routine, it requires less energy to do so, and this leads to less calories being burned.
Boredom: After performing the same workout over and over, the exerciser begins losing interest in the workout and may also lose motivation to exercise overall.