Bored of the same routine? Been lifting the same way for years? Feel like you're going nowhere fast, and even going nowhere do you get the sneaking suspicion that you're never going to get there? We know what it's like. This wasn't the promise made in flex magazine, men's health, zumba monthly or spin quarterly (some of those are made up names btw). Indeed, those gainz, that six pack they came for a bit, they hung around for a month or two and then slowwwwwly, ever so slowly they seeped and ebbed away. Keep going you thought, because it worked once, It'll work again.
But here's the kicker. It doesn't work, it was never going to work in the long term and it's not going to work in the future. There's a saying about insanity which may be appropos:
'insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results'.
And yet...and yet... here you are, months or years into a repetitive cycle of chasing results made in your early to mid teens or twenties with progressively less and less to show.
You might think it's age. It's not age. It's boredom. Your body is stone cold bored doing the same thing in slightly different ways over and over and over again. Look around you at your colleagues, the fitness class and gym room warriors around you - ask yourself this - how many of these have made any progress at all in the last year? Or two? How many are nursing niggling injuries that just won't go away? There's more than a few aren't there. And you're probably one of them. It's depressing innit?