Why Consistent Training Is Important

Why Consistent Training Is Important

📅February 3rd, 2015, 15:40

What defines consistent training? Some may consider this just getting out the door every morning and working out with the same routine every day. Although this is a very consistent plan, it is not the kind of training consistency that is required of anyone if they want to see themselves improve.

A more appropriate definition of consistent training would be specifically designed training sessions that are evenly spaced out over a designated period of time. The goal of this kind of training is to help you achieve your fitness or performance goals. We all have different abilities and end result goals, but in the end the path to getting there is similar for all of us!

As you establish a training structure that works for you, stick with it. Each year of training that you complete will add to your overall strength and will become the building blocks of your improvement and success.

A few ways to increase workout consistency:

(1) Train with others.  

Training with others not only keeps you motivated and inspired, but group training also keeps your workouts from getting stagnant and helps push you to your full potential. If you have trouble getting started or staying consistent after the first few weeks, finding others to train with will help with accountability and get you to your workout on the days when you really aren’t motivated to get yourself out the door.

A few of our favorite ways to do this?

Find group events in whatever activity you are interested in. Group runs and rides allow you to find new routes and meet new training partners, and are generally free of charge. Group fitness classes allow you to have a set day/time for your workout, are a great way to find others with like-minded goals, and teach you new training methods. If you’re bored with your current routine, a group class is the best way to find new activities that complement what you have been doing. Training with others is one of our favorite ways to make sure we are consistent and always learning new ways to take our training to the next level!

(2) Find a good coach.  

Whether it’s writing a training plan, stopping your from a workout when recovery is the better option, or helping you set goals, a coach will help ensure that what you are doing is specific to your needs and will hold you accountable. Be sure that the coach you choose to work with is well-versed in what you’re interested in and be sure to communicate your needs so that you’re both on the same page.

Even if you have the knowledge and experience to coach yourself, having someone else help you write your plan and hold you accountable can help you move past plateau and achieve more than you thought you were capable of on your own!

(3) And most importantly…stay healthy!

It’s easy to get stuck in the mindset that doing more and going harder is the best route to achieving whatever you’re working toward. Recovery and rest days are actually more important for absorbing the training days you put in…and staying healthy is the key to consistency in training.

Learn to listen to your body’s cues and start to recognize when a recovery day is better than squeezing in another workout.

Need help getting started or have more questions that we didn’t answer? Shoot us an email: info@rechargesport.com.