Whether you’re a fan of cardio dance, punching bags, or foam rolling, there’s one fitness trend that’s set to be big in 2023: moving in ways that make your body and brain feel good. This means incorporating more movement styles, recovery techniques, and training strategies that focus on real-life movements, like primal movement.
1. Don’t be afraid to mix up your workouts.
It is easy for your workout routine to become just that, a routine. Mixing up your workouts will keep it fun and interesting, which will help you stay motivated to continue working towards your fitness goals.
Also, mixing up your workouts will challenge different muscle groups and prevent a plateau. For example, if you are only running, adding in some boxing or a few strength exercises may help you avoid a plateau.
Just make sure to include proper recovery time between workouts!
2. Don’t be afraid to push yourself.
How hard you push yourself in the gym will depend on what you’re training for. An aspiring Navy SEAL doesn’t train the same as someone trying to look better naked.
Pushing yourself can come from a disconnected place of performance health driven never-enoughness or it could come from a deeply connected place of exploring discomfort, getting yuck energy out and having fun with your workouts.
Focus on connecting with yourself more than relying on extrinsic motivation to get you through the tough workouts.
5. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
Trying new things is one of the best ways to grow. It allows you to experience life in a different way and learn from your mistakes. It also helps you overcome fear. Fear is normal, but it can be overcome by taking action. When you do something that scares you, you will realize that the worst case scenario is rarely as bad as your mind makes it out to be. This can be a huge confidence booster. It can also help you discover a new hobby or passion.
8. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
In the fitness world, it’s important to try new things. It allows us to overcome our fear of the unknown and gives us a sense of adventure. This year, try something you’ve never done before, like taking a yoga class or joining a gym. You might find that you enjoy it, and it could help make 2023 your healthiest year yet! Cori Ritchey, NASM-CPT, Men’s Health. All rights reserved. Republished with permission from the publisher.