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Hitting the gym is especially tough if you’re not making progress — and most people will reach strength or endurance plateaus at some point. Avoid flat lining by mixing up the intensity and organization of workouts. Occasionally mix heavy and light sets, long and short runs, and the order of exercises to keep improving from one week to the next.

The Takeaway: Mix intensity, rep schemes, and exercise order to avoid hitting training plateaus.

Stick to a Plan

Make an exercise plan that fits your schedule to keep from falling off the workout wagon.

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