What I would like to do is discuss a very common phenomenon in
the exercise/fitness world, that's hitting a plateau. So what do you do when
progress comes to a halt and you no longer see results? Let's discuss some ways
to break through a plateau. Let's dive on in.
Chances are if you are experiencing a plateau, your body has adjusted to whatever workload you have placed upon it. Whether that is the same types of activities, same type of intensity, same type of weight, etc your body has adjusted and no longer has the need to change or adapt. Therefore, it is very important to go back to the drawing board and throw your body a curveball. Time to do something that you haven't done before.
What I advise doing is documenting your workouts, and making sure that you change the order, exercises, weights, etc. and incorporate some shock sets in there such as supersets, drop sets, descending says, you name it. Also I think it's a good idea to increase your time under tension, emphasize negatives, and slow down your repetitions. Make sure that you are feeling the exercise.
To summarize, our bodies are very adaptive and wants to maintain homeostasis whereas it knows what is coming and has the resources available for such intensity. Whenever you experience a plateau, which you will, it is very important go back to the drawing board and redesign your workouts and change your intensity and possibly even mode of activity. Be creative with your workouts, and without a doubt you'll break through that plateau.