14 Reasons you’re not getting results
1.Not training properly – far to often I see gym enthusiasts sacrificing correct technique just to add a few more plates onto a bar. Correct training technique should be made a priority; bad technique will lead to dysfunction plus injury. You should always aim to train through a full range on movement unless you are purposely selecting to utilize partial training (which also has benefits)
Training in the full rage of movement will help you to recruit more muscle fibers leading to strength plus muscle gains… sounds good to me.
2.Your goals are not specific enough –
3.You don’t train hard enough –
4.Contradictory programming – you have a strength goal but you training with too many reps with not enough rest and you are not training hard enough. You cannot have high intensity alongside high density one has got to give, select lower reps along with less exercises and allow sufficient rest. With the right attitude, programming and exercise selection you will get stronger.
5.Too extreme- unsustainable
6.Over complicating things
7.Poor nutrition – for many, eating “healthy” consists of having a sandwich without mayonnaise or to have granola instead of cornflakes. Your training goal, training volume and your body type can all be factors to how you need to go about your nutrition. Once you’re clear on what it is exactly you want to achieve you can then go about setting a plan. A nutrition plan should be specific, nutrition dense with reasons for any short-term exclusion of certain foods; all of this leads to yo-yo dieting which is not optimal. If you are unsure of how to go about setting a tailored nutrition plan for optimal results please get in touch
8.Determination – you give up to quickly
10.Ownership – your goal is your goal, your idea of what looks good is your idea, if you’re not achieving results then you need to take responsibility. Pointing the finger will get you know where, Rather than blaming your environment, your genetics, your friends and family ask yourself am I doing all that I possibly can? If you are then there is nothing to worry about just be consistent and if you’re not then there still is nothing to worry about because the answer is right there… do more, less excuses more action.
11.Sleep- lack of sleep can be a nightmare, sleep is important for the body to fully recover and to rebalance hormones., the knock-on effect to bad sleep is that it will effect your diet mood also training. If you struggle to sleep at night aim to reduce caffeine intake also aim not to have caffeine later in the day. At night, before bed start a small grateful log, just 3 bullets point of things that went well in your day or the things you feel grateful for. This will help to put the mid at easy enhancing sleep also relaxation. Aim to make the bedroom as dark as possible, turn off all electronics off and try to make the room cool as possible.
13.Stress – living in the city can be a very stressful experience, work, family and other life issues can begin to take its toll. Stress has many negative effects to the body and mind. Just remember happiness is self-created and comes from our own actions, in order to carry positive actions we must develop a positive vision.
See our post on how to reduce stress here: https://www.squaremilefitness.com/get-ripped-with-yoga/
14.Consistency – we all want results but not much stick at a plan long enough to get anywhere near to the physique that we desire. We all want results yesterday! If you lack motivation then you may benefit from a personal trainer or a gym buddy who shares a similar goal to yourself. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day neither will the body that you want. Find a type of training that you enjoy then give it your best shot and you’ll reap the rewards. Patience, determination plus effort are all a great recipe to success and happiness.
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