How to Get Over Slumps

Fitness is a numbers game

And sometimes those numbers don't work in our favor

The numbers on the scale going up or down

Increasing the amount of weight we can lift in the gym

Increasing the amount of miles you can run within a certain amount of time

Sometimes we hit brick walls with these numbers.

Its the nature of the game

These brick walls can only be met with one thing - a change in the game plan.

Either 1 of 2 things are happening when you find yourself stuck with the numbers mentioned before

You're either haven't been following your game plan for long enough, or you've been doing it too long without making adjustments

Its more than likely the latter.

For example, if you're trying to lift heavier weights in the gym, and you've progressively been able to lift heavier weight each week for the past 6 weeks

But you find yourself stuck at the same weight for 3 weeks

You have to make adjustments for you to reach that next level

Maybe its upping your carbs or protein

or its changing the order in which you do certain exercises

or getting more sleep at night to allow for more recovery

Regardless, if a program works for you and gets you results, but you find yourself getting stuck after a while...

That means you need to up the intensity and/or make adjustments.

We can't do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result

Grit means staying persistent, but it also means doing things with intent and the smart way.