Phoenix Mercury strength & conditioning coach Ben Hadley discusses ways to alter your fitness routine to improve your fitness results.
One way you can improve your results is changing your cardio program. Perhaps one day you can do biking, one day you can do running, another day do swimming; that’s one benefit. Keeping your muscles guessing, a little muscle confusion is one ideal way to help your cardiovascular fitness.
Muscle confusion is a good principle to utilize if you are trying to get past a plateau. If you are doing the same workout over and over again through the same movements you are going to reach a point where you will not progress, so one technique is to confuse the muscle to work differently, the same muscles in different ways with different movements.
So if you find that you are plateauing and you are not progressing in your fitness, my tip for you is to change the types of exercises that you do. You can work the same muscle groups; perhaps work them in a different way.
About Ben Hadley:
Strength and conditioning coach Ben Hadley is in his fourth season with the Mercury administering strength and performance training as well as preventative therapy. Hadley joined the Mercury with a wealth of experience in strength training including the owner of Sgt. Hadley’s Fitness Boot Camp. Prior to joining the Mercury he spent four years with the Marine Corps as a physical fitness trainer and martial arts instructor. He has also spent four years as an exercise and wellness student at Arizona State University.