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No. 10: HACK THE BOREDOM

If finding motivation is your main challenge, you should change your exercise routine every 14 days.

A study by University of Florida discovered that people who modified their workouts twice a month were more likely to stick to their plans compared to those who changed their regimens whenever they wanted to. Boredom didn’t appear to be a factor; it seems people simply enjoyed the variety more.

What else can help keeping the boredom away? Camille Leblanc-Bazinet’s top-of-mind advice was to keep track of your personal records:

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No. 8: THE CHAMPION MINDSET

What is most important in your workout, the reward or the journey?

Goals will give you the ability to shape your fitness future. They make you grow, expand and develop your success and transform your life. However, only focusing on the reward itself could be a disadvantage.

Just ask Camille Le-Blanc Bazinet, CrossFit Games Winner 2014, who manages to balance high goals with a healthy mindset:
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No. 7: AVOID LOWER BACK PAIN

– Rich Froning, CrossFit Games Winner 2011-2014, lifting weights in Rehband back brace.

Lower back pain is often a product of a weak core. It’s easy to only focus on great looking abs and forget about your deep core muscles, but neglecting your core could be harmful.

“You have to find the balance between training the core– and the deep trunk muscles. It’s essential for all athletes in order to maintain the stability of the spine and pelvis during workouts”.

This is what our friends at Boxrox magazine have to say about lower back pain:

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