Have you heard of habit stacking before?
If not, then today I’m going to say why it might be a good thing to look at, and how it can help your training.
You may have heard me talk about microworkouts before.
Basically that’s when you do a little bit of a workout at different times of the day.
Say for example you drop and do 10 push ups or 10 squats at different times throughout the day. Over the course of a day, you might have 50 reps of each done if you do that 5 times.
And you can probably see over time how that adds up to some decent fitness progressions when you do that repeatedly over the course of a few months.
Makes sense right?
Well this habit stacking is a way of combining the microworkout with something else that gets done often.
Say for example you might do something in the 2 minutes (or thereabouts) it takes to brush your teeth.
Or when you’re waiting for stuff at the printer.
Or waiting for the kettle to boil.
And doing that repeatedly over time kills two birds with one stone.
Then you add this to other things so it leads to you doing more.
So lets say you make a new habit that when you open up your computer every day you do 10 reps of something. Maybe A Hover hold while your computer is loading.
If you get lots of phone calls, you can add an exercise to when you get hang up the phone.
Hopefully it all makes sense?
But this may be especially helpful for you if you find yourself under the pump right now and not making training as much as you’d like.
It’ll help give you something to stop your progress until you can get back to your normal routine.
What do you think?
It doesn’t take long, but do it a few times a day, over 5 days a week and you’ll be on top of things.
Now obviously, in a perfect world, you’d be able to fit everything in, but I’m a realist and know that you can’t always get what you want as Mick Jagger sang.
So give this habit stacking a shot in the meantime.
Let me know if you give it a go.