A workout plateau is a stage of progress that happens when your body gets used to the demands of your current fitness routine, which causes your progress to level out. If you reach a fitness plateau, you may not see results even though you're maintaining your workouts.
How do you know if you hit a plateau working out?
Below are some common signs that you're hitting a fitness plateau:
- The current weight you are lifting isn't a challenge.
- You're not fatigued after your typical workout routine.
- You have never increased the weight you lift.
- Your weight loss has halted or you've noticed your progress has come to a stop.
Can you plateau doing the same workout?
You can plateau This happens when you do the same workout often and your body has adapted, meaning you won't really get stronger and your body will stay the same. In order to get closer to your goal, you'll have to change things up or add a challenge.
What is an example of a fitness plateau?
Plateaus happen because your body is so smart. It learns to adapt to what you throw at it, and you have thrown a lot of exercise at it. You, for example, may have made your body go for a 30-min bike ride several times a week for a while, and now... your body is really good at going for 30-minute bike rides!
How long do workout plateaus last?
That said, it can be very easy to start second-guessing yourself and question whether you're still doing the right things – particularly when the weight doesn't seem to move for 4+ weeks. Our experience at Second Nature is that weight-loss plateaus can last as long as eight to twelve weeks.
How do you get past a workout plateau?
Here are a few ways to move forward and blast through a workout plateau.
- Switch up your routine.
- Try something new.
- Periodize your training plan.
- Incorporate progressive overload techniques.
- Train with a professional.
- Rest, relax, and recover.