Recently a gym-goer complained to their personal trainer. “I’m not getting the same gains anymore when I work out,” they said. Smiling their personal trainer said, “Ahhhh… it’s time for us to mix up your workouts and make them harder. I’ve got some unique exercises for you to try.”
At first, the gym-goer wasn’t certain that the new exercises would work. But, they gave them a shot anyway. It took a couple of weeks to notice small changes. Over time though those little changes became biguns and they were quite amazed at how tweaking their workout had led to gains. Realising the benefits they decided to add these and other other unique exercises in their routines in the future.
So, our question to you is this, “Are you finding that your exercise routines you do don’t have the impact that they used to? Or are the results you’re seeing far smaller than you used to notice?“
If you’ve answered YES to these questions, then it’s time to shake up your routine with some unique exrecises for you to try. Let’s take a look at these now : )
Why Unique Exercises?
If you’re thinking, ‘why do I need to try an exercise that’s different?‘ Then we get that. And the answer is as simple as, because your body is used to what you’re doing now, so it doesn’t feel the need to make itself stronger. The principles of building a stronger, leaner body are burn more calories than you eat, and challenge your body so that it feels the need to make your muscles stronger to cope.
Overworking your body doing the same routine repeatedly isn’t going to give you greater gains (bigger muscles or a leaner body). And exercising more won’t work either.
What Can I DO?
Instead, try switching up your exercises. For instance, if you jog 10 kilometres every morning around the block ad down the street, then jog for 5 kilometres tomorrow and do a high intensity interval training session every 5 minutes. So, instead of jogging at the same pace, test yourself by running flat out for a minute every 5 minutes of your jogging session.
Now if you’re wondering, ‘are there are other exercises that you can do?’ Then the answer to that question is ‘absolutely.’ There are three more that we’d recommend. These are not complicated or difficult to learn. You should be able to include them into your workout quite simply.
Unique Exercises For You To Try That Have Significant Impact
No 1. Cuban Press
Starting in a scarecrow position, the Cuban Press is noticeably different from many other seated dumbbell presses. It also involves rotating your shoulders and rotator cuffs.
These unique principles let it workout a significant number of your arm and shoulder muscles. It can also have an impact on your core, although this wouldn’t be as evident as in other areas.
You should make your Cuban Press as smooth as possible to see proper results.
No . 2 Hot Exercises
You mightn’t have heard of hot exercises before, although they’re quickly becoming quite popular. As you might expect, they involve performing specific workouts in a heated environment.
It’s worth noting that these are some of the less physically-intensive workouts, such as Yoga and Pilates. As simple as these are, they can have more of an impact with the added heat.
HOTWORX and similar firms specialise in helping people with such exercises. They could be worth looking into.
No 3. Farmer’s Walk (Our Favourite)
If you’re concentrating on your forearms and some of the connected muscle groups, you might struggle to find exercises to help with them. Though pushups and similar workouts can help, they mightn’t do as much as you’d like.
If that’s the case, try the Farmer’s Walk. Used by strongmen to improve their grip, forearm, and core strength, it can be recommended for multiple reasons.
It’s also one of the more surprisingly simple exercises you can do. The main difficulty here is the weight. You’ll need to ensure that you have the right amount for you.
Over time, you can increase this to see more and more results. You’ll see yourself doing it farther and with larger weights.
Unique Exercises For You To Try Key Takeaways
There are more unique exercises that have a significant impact on your workout, so you might want to explore your options further. The three we’ve shared here are a great starting point though. Another we do love is Battle Ropes. Maybe you can give these a try too.
Just to recap:
- Your body loves to be challenged. Doing the same repetitive workout won’t give you the results you long for.
- Seek out easy unique exercises that are not difficult to remember. Otherwise you’ll spend more time trying to figure out how to do an exercise than actually using it in your workout.
- Try the Cuban Press, Hot Exercises and the Farmer’s Walk as a starting point.
- Then move onto Battle Ropes : )
Another important aspect is to find the right exercise environment. Working out in a place you don’t feel comfortable can be offputting, and lead to poor results (gains).
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