You’re going to the gym nearly every day. You’re eating right. Maybe, you’re even taking supplements and drinking protein shakes. You’re doing all the right things, and your body isn’t changing! You’re not getting the results you want, and you have no clue where to go from here. Sound familiar? Your problem isn’t likely regarding the next step, but rather going back to the beginning. Here are some common mistakes we make when the gym stops working.
It’s about doing the workout the right way
Think back to when you first started going to the gym. The pounds probably fell off because your body wasn’t used to moving even though you were likely working out the wrong way. Working with a personal trainer has numerous benefits and is something you should do as soon as you start working out. Yes, you’ll see some results on your own in the beginning because you’re finally moving, but that won’t last long. By working with a personal trainer, you can learn the right way to workout from the get-go and avoid the rut altogether.
You have to work your whole body
We all have at least one area of the body we hate working out. Whether it’s that you just don’t like the workout itself or that area of your body is just so weak that it’s uncomfortable, either way, you avoid it. You tell yourself you’ll try again another day just to make yourself feel better. By avoiding that muscle group, you are cheating yourself and your body. You will never see the changes you are working so hard for if you keep avoiding that dreaded workout. There are many small ways to make your workout feel easier, allowing you to make it through those tough moments.
Improve your routine
Doing the same workout routine over and over will stop yielding results pretty quickly. Your body gets used to the routine, and all of a sudden, you’re in maintenance mode instead of body changing mode. Take some time to analyze your workouts and see what’s becoming too easy. By making adjustments and stepping it up a notch, you’ll begin to notice your body responding. If you’ve hit that plateau, it’s time to rev up your workout.
Take care of yourself
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. Stress and lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your body. Don’t spend all day at work stressing out behind a computer desk just to go home and log in to your online gaming account and go right back to stress town. Although proper exercise is a must, you must also make efforts to take care of yourself outside of the gym. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are things you can do to improve your sleep. You should stick to a schedule, don’t eat or drink too much or too little before going to bed, and manage your stress. These are just a few things they suggest you do to get a better night’s sleep. By adjusting your habits outside of the gym, you can help ensure you achieve a quality workout in order to see results.