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How to beat a training slump

Workout motivation hitting the wall? Not excited anymore? Then it's time to reboot. Here's my tips to help you get started.

1. Take a closer look at your end goal. Think about why you started, where you want to go, and how you will feel when you get there. Sometimes goals can begin to feel out of reach, the rewards may feel too far away. To overcome this, break your goal down into smaller, more manageable steps. Set 1 goal per week. When you achieve your weekly goal, reward yourself. Then plan your next weekly goal.

2. Change your training. If you're feeling flat, then following the same workout plan every week won't help. Instead, change your routine at every session. Perform different exercises, target your body in different ways. Switch the days you train different areas. Become more instinctive. If an exercise or style of training feels good to you, and more enjoyable, then do that, and make it count.

3. Find accountability. Talk to friends, family, and people in your gym. Tell them about your goals and when you would like to achieve them. If you don't already have a training partner, then find one, a training partner can help a lot. If you have a training partner, and this isn't helping you stay motivated, then if you can change your partner, you should. Another good option is to find a coach. Coaches can be great for accountability. If you would like me to coach you just let me know, or go here: Online Coaching with Mike 

4. Take a mini vacation from training. Be honest with yourself about this one. How long is it since you last had a break from training? If you are burnt out then it's ok to take a few days off to rest and reset. Take 5 to 7 days off. Spend the extra time getting the rest of your life in shape. Maybe you will find you can catch up on some sleep you've been missing out on. This can also help a lot. Don't be surprised if you soon begin to miss your workouts!

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