A regular day at the gym for me starts off with 10-20 mins of cardio followed by weight training, focusing on 1 – 2 body parts. This has been working well for me for a while but recently, I’ve been feeling like my workouts are missing something.
I want a burn. Not just a burning in my back and biceps or my legs and shoulders but a full body burn. I want to leave the gym feeling like I went all out until I couldn’t do one more set, one more rep or think of twitching one more muscle. I want to exhaust myself at the gym. And breaking up my workouts into neat sections just isn’t cutting it for me any more. I’m losing interest. I’m not as motivated. Bottom line…I’m not challenged. 😥
I guess that’s where my desire to run came from. I felt like if I ran until I couldn’t lift my feet anymore I’d achieve that elusive exhaustion. And I was right. But what about when I’m at the gym? I don’t want to just abandon my gym membership and take up running instead because a) there’s a cancellation fee 😛 and b) I like going to the gym. I just want to do something new.
So, I turned to Google and found Plyometrics. There was a wealth of information on the topic so instead of just listing it all out I made the following infographic (these are supercool btw! :lol:) to explain what plyometrics is. It seems to be exactly what I need to shake my workouts up and I can’t wait to start incorporating some plyo days into my workout week! 😀