So with all this Stay Home, Stay Healthy coronavirus social distancing – there is a surge in working out at home rather than going to a gym. As someone who prefers this, I have a few options for those who may be looking into it, or who may be burned out with what they have, or whose current routine may be starting to get … boring. 😦
The last thing you want is to get bored with your workout. It’s not so much about ‘confusing’ your muscles as it is about keeping your brain interested so you want to continue dedicating the time to actually do it.
Muscle confusion was recently touched on in the Curiosity Daily podcast on February 24, 2020 show: https://curiositydaily.com/your-dance-style-is-as-unique-as-your-fingerprint-the-myth-of-muscle-confusion-and-how-animals-get-color-without-pigment/. It’s an interesting podcast in general but more to this point: I was one who really believed you had to change your routine otherwise your muscles would stop responding. Come to find out, it’s more your interest that stops responding.
Some phenomenal platforms to help keep your workout fresh are social media in all its iterations, fitness websites, and apps (requires some research).
Instagram (follow those amazing workout peeps because the professionals typically have IG video workouts – Check out The Betty Rocker at: https://www.instagram.com/thebettyrocker/). Bonus to this method is that IG will alert you when a new story is posted and you can get up and workout right then. Or you can pull up the video at your workout time.
Same concept with the websites and apps. Most options will have a website if they have an app. It’s really user preference which is better. The sites/apps I use are FitOn, FitnessBlender, and YouTube:
FitOnApp (app version) that you can check out at: https://app.fitonapp.com/. Sidebar: I don’t have an apple and I’ve used them all on both my phone and my pc. 🙂 I also use Fitness Blender: https://www.fitnessblender.com/. And SaraBethYoga via YouTube.
All of these have the option to pay for premium but I’ve been using them for over a year without paying. And I workout consistently 3-5 times a week. (Not always is it hardcore but I have goals.) Remember that consistency is key, if you are persistent you will see results, just keep going!