The key to optimum fitness is diversity. Cardio, weight training, and timed drills are part of the variety of exercises I recommend to my personal-training clients; kickboxing, self-defense and boot-camp class members; and the fighters on the tae kwon do team my company, Professional Training Systems, sponsors. Focusing on only one activity can lead to too much attention to one skill set or muscle group. Mixing it up ensures that you’re working to your body’s maximum potential, and reduces the chance of injury because you’re not always stressing the same areas. Diversifying your workouts has an added benefit: you’re more likely to keep to a fitness plan that’s not always the same. Sameness can get boring, and when you’re bored, it’s easy to make excuses not to work out. So mix it up to stay fit, stay focused, and stay on target for your fitness goals.
If you need assistance with variety in your workout routine, check out our TAKE 21 program at www.trinitybody.com/take21