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The Unconventional Workout and Why it Works

By Brandi Goodman 

Following the same workout routine each day will quickly have you feeling burnt out. You'll be more likely to give up on your fitness goals when you don't feel motivated to continue. An unconventional workout that doesn't follow any routine or rules is best. You'll get to enjoy your time exercising and that joy will be your motivation to continue.

No Cost

Purchasing gym equipment to use at home or a monthly gym membership is costly. You may not even end up using either that often if you start to get bored with your routine. Unconventional workouts don't need to have any cost at all. Go to the park and cross the monkey bars like when you were a kid. Climb trees and jump off rocks. Go down the slide and swing. Use what's around you in your workout and you won't have to spend a dime.

Functional Fitness

You aren't going to be lifting weights out in the real world. You may, however, come across a situation where strength is required. Maybe a tree falls in the road and you have to move it to be able to continue driving. Using an unconventional training method that has you lifting heavy items, such as a tire or fallen tree limb, is a functional fitness option that prepares you for unexpected circumstances. Remember the Karate Kid and "wax on, wax off"? Same thing.

Unconventional workouts also help you to move better. If you're just lifting weights or using machines, you're just making yourself look better. Your body will get more toned but it still doesn't mean you'll feel good and move well in everyday life. You need unconventional methods that allow your body to move as you would in real life. This is all part of functional fitness.

Improves Stability and Coordination

A basic dumbbell doesn't throw off your center of gravity. Using unconventional training tools will. This will help to improve both your stability and coordination. You need to learn to move in new ways and keep yourself balanced as you work out with them. This is a huge benefit for those who want better balance.

Try some unconventional workouts and experience a fun time exercising that has you burning calories. You'll be better able to meet your fitness goal doing something you enjoy than following a basic plan that doesn't motivate you. Trying new things is always a good idea for your sanity and your health.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Arnold, Mo.

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