Ever wonder why you’ve been working out for months and you’re still not seeing results? What could you be doing wrong? In today’s post, we are listing down reasons why you suck at working out:
1. You’re not Committed Enough
Why do you want to stay fit in the first place? To look good in a suit? To be accepted by your peers or to boost your confidence?
People work out for various reasons. Some fitness buffs want to develop a muscular frame; others do so to improve their health. But there are others who are in it because working out is trendy. There’s no deep reason why they want to stay fit, they just want to belong. If you’re one of these people then you’re a poser and that’s the reason why you’re failing at working out. If you want to see results, you must be willing to put in a lot of work and be committed to achieving your fitness goals. Otherwise, you are only wasting money and effort trying to look good on Facebook.
2. Unwillingness to Change
There’s nothing wrong with following through with your workout regimen but if you’re been completing the same routine for months, then you won’t see significant results once the body starts adapting to your routine. Even the best of fitness plans will fail if you don’t mix it up. You want to change your routine occasionally to shock the body into burning more calories. This is the only way to overcome the dreaded plateau.
3. You Cheat
Say you need to hit 3 sets, 12 reps of a certain exercise but you only did 3 sets of 8. You may think that since you completed the sets, you worked out effectively – despite shaving off several reps in every set. Changing your routine so you can have more rest time is not only cheating, it’s also rendering your fitness plan ineffective. Especially so if your fitness trainer developed the routine specifically for your body. If your fitness plan demands 3 sets, 12 reps, complete the set. Do not cheat and do not be lazy.
4. Unwillingness to Try Something New
Let’s face it, we all perform certain exercises because we feel comfortable and confident completing them. For example, doing lots of crunches because they’re easier than other abdominal exercises. Exercising isn’t about performing easy exercises. It’s about engaging the muscles effectively in building a strong, healthy body. If you’re afraid to get out of your comfort zone, you’ll never see progress. You have to keep challenging yourself, pushing the body to perform incredible feats to achieve the best results. So try something new every day! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different moves to create an effective fitness plan.
5. Unwillingness to Learn
Say you’ve been working out in the same gym for six months but you only know how to work three gym machines. This is common among fitness newbies. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed or intimidated in the gym especially if you don’t have a fitness trainer with you. But don’t let these negative feelings keep you from trying out and exploring the gym equipment. You won’t maximize your time in the gym if you don’t show willingness to learn. If you don’t know how to work a certain machine, don’t be afraid to ask a fellow gym-goer. Most gymgoers are more than happy to help people work the machines.