Ever been stuck in a workout rut? Same workouts, same equipment, same sets and same reps. You have 3 or 4 different days you repeat each week, and even you agree that your effort is about 40% of what it should be? Have you resigned yourself to the fact that you are doing the workout and that’s the main thing? Well, if your attendance is great but your achievement level is non existent. My advice?…It’s time to change it up.
Investing in a few new pieces of equipment or a new workout station has been proven to increase motivation by 100%. That means that your frequency of exercise each week more than doubles and your effort within each workout can increase by up to 150%. The reason for these numbers is based upon how your brain receives new stimulus and what is associated with a new physical challenge.
Think of it the same as when you buy a new mobile phone. Its shinny and new of course, but the new operating system is a mental challenge, and the buttons are in different places. The novelty of learning how to operate it is completely different to your old phone, it is a challenge, but you do your best to master it ASAP. The same applies when you buy new workout equipment. You want to learn it and master it and along with that, is promise of what that piece of equipment can deliver if you use it correctly.
New equipment means a new goal. If I were to buy a new barbell set because barbells build arms, then I can tell you I will probable use that barbell every single day to build my arms. There are certain goals we usually associated with new equipment and that is the single most important reason why your efforts increase dramatically.