5 Ways To Challenge Yourself Using New Workout Methods

Data is constantly being collected when it comes to the human body and the way that folks can work out in order to push themselves to their next level of fitness. You’ll see news articles, especially in fitness magazines, that are all about new ways to concentrate your efforts to get exactly the kind of results that you’re looking for.

So, five of the ways that have come out more recently (but will still be applicable in the future when it comes to workouts) might include things like the squat challenge, challenges that come from phone apps, challenges from inside of gym memberships, short, intense challenges you can give yourself, and challenges that come from within a group setting.

The Squat Challenge

When you do a squat challenge, you’re really focusing on the biggest muscles in your body – the ones in your legs. If you don’t have a good structure for balance, and end up concentrating more on upper body workouts than lower body workouts, you’re going to reach a tipping point where your legs are going to be the weak link, preventing you from having the full, athletic build that you want.

The App Challenge

New workout apps are constantly being released that have all sorts of different challenges on them. Some common ones might be the ones that challenge you to run a little bit farther, or go a little bit faster than the day before. They often use built-in motivation to give you that last little bit of energy to push your forward as well. People who’ve never succeeded before on their own are now using this method to great results.

The Gym Challenge

When you buy a gym membership, there’s almost a challenge already built in, and that challenge is – to go to the gym! You’ve paid for it. So you better make use of it. Otherwise you’re throwing away money, and losing your personal confidence in yourself that will make you a better person.

The Short, Intense Challenge

For people who don’t have a lot of time, there are always new short, intense challenges that are popping up for you to test your mettle. These are the exercise routines that get you working hard, right away, and then don’t give you any breaks. You can find some awesome ones that only take you five to seven minutes a day, but still give you a full workout.

The Group Challenge

And if you challenge yourself inside the constructs of a group, statistically, you’re going to have a better chance of achieving your goal. Because of positive social pressure, you and your friends will keep each other motivated to keep going.

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Melissa Thompson

Melissa is a mother of 2, lives in Utah, and writes for a multitude of sites. She is currently the EIC of HarcourtHealth.com and writes about health, wellness, and business topics.