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Emma Brown
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Janet Aylott
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Kelly Marshall
Fitness Consultant

Q.

Will I plateau with my current plan?

Hi there, I used to exercise 5-6 times a week at the gym(spin classes/gym routine with weights x3 a week) plus yoga once a week. This was before I had my daughter (stopped exercising at 7.5 months pregnant, had emergency c-section). I'm now back exercising and have been for 3.5 months. I jog (with the pram), and do the Tracy Anderson dance DVD, as well as a post natal class once a week with bands and light weights. I feel a lot better than I did exercising in the gym and was wondering if I used to overdo it? Also whether I'll plateau with my exercise regime and will have to change it soon? Thanks for any advice

A.

Our expert says...

Hi,

If you are feeling better for your current regime then it may reflect a greater enjoyment and motivation for your current activities then previous endeavours in the gym.  

Whatever the reason, the gym is only an option and not a necessity for weight loss and health so stick with what you are enjoying. To prevent plateaus just ensure that you keep the variety within your week and perhaps consider investing in alternative DVD workouts (or swap with friends). The jogging with the pram is good so vary the routes, speeds and distances. If you maintain variety there is no reason why you can’t utilise this weekly plan for the long-term with only minor adjustments.

Hope this helps,

Kelly

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