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Change Up the Order of Strength Training Exercises

Getting into a consistent fitness schedule is essential if you're on a quest to be fit and healthy, which many of us stated as a get fit goal for 2010. Aside from mapping out your weekly workouts, you'll also reap faster results from mixing up your routine, especially when it comes to strength training.

When you learn a certain group of go-to exercises, it's easy to get in the habit of doing them in the same sequence every time so you don't leave one out. I can totally relate, but if you're constantly doing your exercises in the same order, your muscles will become efficient at doing them, and you'll be more likely to reach a plateau. You'll get more out of your strength training sessions if you mix your exercises up. One day, start with lunges and bicep curls, and the next workout begin with squats and overhead presses. Varying the sequence will fatigue your muscles in a different order, which will not only be more challenging but will also prevent you from becoming bored.

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