It's called a plateau and it happens to everybody! There are usually a couple of reasons why, 1) being that your body has become used to the workouts you're doing and it's time to switch things up, or 2) you're actually working too hard and your body is tired and needs more rest between workouts. Breaking …show more content…
Something outside of your workout routine can cause a plateau, commonly diet. If you're eating too much then obviously cutting back a little or making healthier substitutions for your favorite snacks may help, or you may not be getting enough protein to rebuild and repair the muscles you're working everyday. Also eating protein at the right time of day can help -- ensure you're getting at least 0.8 g to 1.2 g of protein per 1 kg of body weight each day and try having some of that as a protein shake or bar immediately following your workout.
Go for something new. If modifying your workout routine and diet don't do the trick and you're still stuck, then maybe it's time to try something new altogether. Go for a completely new style of exercise, which depending on what you've already been doing could mean anything from trying Yoga or Pilates or picking up the free weights. The idea is to challenge your body not by modifying the old plan but by throwing it a new plan altogether.
It's easy to feel frustrated and negative when you hit a fitness and weight loss plateau, but instead of feeling like you've failed yourself look at the bright side and tell yourself you've simply done so well you've maxed out your current plan. I say it's better to hit a plateau and need to make things more challenging than never get started or make any progress at all -- going to the next level is a good