When I started exercising, I lost about 13kgs but, my target was to lose eight more kgs but, that was not happening and it was stagnant. I realised initially with exercising I could easily gain muscle weight but after a while it was not showing any results. If you have encountered a similar situation and stopped going to the gym or given up exercising …don’t …do not run away from such a situation. If your body is not responding to your workout routine or diet routine it’s known as plateaus.
Here are some reasons for the plateaus
- Same workout routine
If you have been working out for a long time, initially you will get the results you want but, later after a while you will not get it because your body will become used to with the same workout routine. If you want changes in your body you must have changes in your workout routine every four to six weeks. A change is either in the progression of exercises or you can change your entire workout schedule if your body is not responding at all. While, changing your workout schedule be specific on your fitness goal whether it is fat loss or Muscle gain. When you work out continuous progression in the workout is required.
- Same Diet
If you continue with the same diet plan with no modification, the diet body will not respond after a while. As a result your body will become stagnant. If your goal is weight loss then based on your BMR drop your calorie intake. If your intake of calorie is 2500 in the first month of training cut down by 250 and make it 2250. Bringing about continuous changes is very important. For the muscle gaining add 250 calories in your diet.
- Same workout routine and same diet
This also results in body plateaus. When your workout routine and diet remains the same your metabolic rate remains same. And when your metabolic rate remains the same you will end up being where you were before e you started exercising. Therefore, change your workout routine and change your diet to break the plateau.
If you are doing the same thing you will be getting same results. It’s important to constantly change the routine in order to break the plateaus.