“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” Fred Devito
One of the simplest ways to challenge your comfort zone with your workouts is to lift heavier weights. 🏋🏻♀️ Seems obvious, right?
Sort of. But it can be really easy to just get used to the weights we always use. You have your space all set up with the equipment, and before you know it, you’re just kind of going through the motions and using the same things over and over. And you probably don’t even realize that you could be and should be using heavier weights! 🤔
The whole point is to get stronger, and the only way to do that is to continue to challenge your muscles. So don’t be afraid to pick up something heavier! 💪 You can get bigger sets of dumbbells, or visit a gym with more variety and options, or you can invest in adjustable dumbbells to customize the amount of weight. 🤩
Also, don’t be afraid to switch your weights in the middle of your workout! If you realize halfway through that something is too light, you can grab something heavier for the remainder of your workout.
OR, pickup something heavier at first to really challenge yourself, and then you can always drop down again when you start losing form. And make sure the weights are appropriate for each move. You will need heavier weights for a squat then you will for a shoulder press. So make sure you have that variety and are switching appropriately. Don’t just make things easy or comfortable by using the same weights for the whole workout. Really go for it! 💪