Author: Scott Smith
When in doubt, the best exercise you can choose to improve your health is the one you enjoy doing the most. I could go on and on about “muscle confusion,” “periodization,” “circuit training vs. split training” and blah, blah, blah.
As a B.S. in Kinesiology, I appreciate the science behind choosing specific exercises to help get an edge and improve/speed results, however, for most people working out on their own, one of the biggest obstacles to even getting to the gym (or working out wherever for that matter) is not knowing what they are gonna do when they get there.
My advice to those who feel lost or overwhelmed with all the cool choices out there (crossfit, P90X, kettle bell, zumba, etc) is to choose whatever actually gets you excited to do ANYTHING other than the alternative, NOTHING. Experiment and try new things on, but when in doubt, don’t be afraid to fall back to what you feel comfortable with and are most likely to follow through with. In other words, don’t make it so complicated!
This week, to break out of my rut, I’m not doing any exercises I don’t like, and doing nothing but my faves (Bench press, box jumps, BOSU crossover crunches, lateral raises, and 1 minute sprint intervals on the treadmill).