5 Common Mistakes That Are Holding You Back From Your Gym Gains
Are you tired of lifting consistently but still have legs like pencils and a butt flatter than a pancake?
You might be making these common gym mistakes.
1. You are Picking the Wrong Exercises
When it comes to a training program’s effectiveness, movement selection is key. You need to pick high utility movements, exercises that give you a lot of “bang for your buck”. Trending circus trick exercises you see on instagram simply won’t do the trick. You need to practice and master core compound movements. These are the ones that involve the most muscle and allow you to move serious weight.
2. You Have The Wrong Training Plan
Your training program should meet your needs and goals as well as be able to meet you where you are at. You are not going to pack on muscle doing tons of Cardio, CrossFit, or Boot Camp Class. You need to have a consistent thought out plan that you are able to execute on a regular basis. If your program is too hard, if it takes too long, if you keep getting injured, or if the architecture of the program is designed for elite athletes only, it is likely to miss the mark.
3. You Are Inconsistent With Your Training
When it comes to real visible progress, compliance is the science and consistency is key! If you are all over the place, program hopping, taking a hiatus from working out or never really getting into the groove…it is hard to get anywhere. Having a plan you enjoy, that you know works, and that lines up with your goals is key.
4. You Have Been Doing The Same Routine For Too Long
Your body is an incredible machine that is designed to do one thing…survive. The stress of physical training is a stimulus your body will quickly adapt to. If you stay on the same routine, continue lifting the same weights, or refuse to challenge yourself you will very quickly plateau. Not to mention you are always changing. What worked for you before won’t necessarily work again. As you evolve, so should your program
5. You Mess It Up the Other 23 Hours of the Day
Training is awesome, but your diet and lifestyle will have an equal if not great impact on your result. You can't outtrain a bad diet and lifestyle. Having nutritional guidance, resources and coaching is huuuuuge! It is the difference making game changer that can take you from good to great. Make sure you are part of a community that embodies not just a workout but an entire lifestyle.
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