Everybody who starts a bodyweight exercise routine or who is currently in an exercise routine has those moments when they just don't feel motivated. This article is going to explore different ways that people can and do motivate themselves every day to pump out their exercise routine and enjoy doing it.
Staying motivated and staying focused to exercise for the rest of your life needs to be a part of who you are and what you do. Because getting fit and staying fit is what exercise is all about.
You want to challenge yourself but you don't want to challenge yourself in such a way that you get discouraged. By developing the right exercise routine it should increase your motivation because the right exercise routine is its own motivation.
To discourage exercise fatigue and boredom, which dampens motivation, I recommend that you do circuit training exercise routines. Circuit training is a workout routine performed by doing one exercise before immediately moving to the second exercise, then the third exercise, etc. This usually involves two to four consecutive exercises that, when completed, is one circuit. Circuit training consists of performing three or four circuits continuously per exercise session.
Your workout routine should look like this:
The workout on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday should consist of three circuits of four exercises per circuit:
- Standard Push-Ups (12 reps)
- Plank (20 seconds)
- Squats (15 reps)
- Calf raises (15 reps)
The workout on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday should consist of three circuits of three exercises per circuit:
- Jumping Jacks (1 minute)
- Run in Place (1 minute)
- Bear Crawl (1 minute)
The beauty of circuit training is that you can swap out one exercise for another exercise when you want to change the intensity or you get bored with your current circuit. For example, swap out a standard push up for a Hindu pushup. Or you can swap out a plank for a bridge, or a squat for a lunge.
Other bodyweight exercises are:
- Mountain Climbers
- Bird Dog
Four reasons for motivating a person to circuit train are:
- To feel good
- To look good
- To be stronger
- To have more stamina.
This in turn will give you a new energy level, both physical and mental, and will further motivate you to stay on track. By limiting the workout to no more than 20 minutes a day, you have made your exercise goal achievable. You can build different circuits for different levels of intensity that meet your needs and motivate you to exercise on any given day.
Bodyweight circuit training addresses the exercise needs of most anybody who wants to workout at home and who wants to gain and achieve a new energy level that will change the way they look at life. The right exercise routine is its own motivation.
Let me know what you guys think, and as always, Good Health!