Going to the gym for a long time and still not able to see any changes in terms of your strength, fat loss and muscle building? Here, this article will help you realize the mistakes you have been making, or are most likely to make if you are about to start.
1. Not Hiring A Qualified Trainer
Yes, it’s simple. If you are a rookie with no whatsoever experience of how to go about weight training, you definitely need a trainer. A qualified trainer will tell you how you should lift weights (technique), what type of training program you should be following and what your nutrition should look like. Don’t depend on an app. Well, at least for the first three months you shouldn’t.
2. Not Maintaining A Workout Diary
The basics of building muscle and strength is progressive overloading. You need to lift heavier and churn out more reps in every other workout you do. But if you can’t remember how many plates you actually put on barbell in the last workout, how will you challenge yourself for a new Record?
Remember- “What gets measured gets improved”.
3. Using Your Phone
If you are capable enough of texting consistently while working out, you aren’t serious. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and what not. All these can wait. Switch your phone off. Make the time you spend in the gym worth it.
Not to mention there are people who hold a dumbbell in one hand while chat with the other on phone. So folks, please put that phone in locker for god’s sake or simply, don’t bring that to the gym if you are serious.
4. Changing Training Plan Too Often
Every fitness model has created his own “SUPER SHREDDED”, “GET RIPPED” or “BEAST STRENGTH” programs that promise to make you a Greek god in 8 weeks. This misleads the young dudes and makes them jump from one program to another, resulting in no results whatsoever. You don’t need to keep changing every two weeks in order to SHOCK your muscles. You have to stick to a program long enough to see results. Try changing your dietary habits and get adequate sleep (which most of us don’t get).
5. Doing Multiple Things at once
You want to be beastly strong, but at the same time you want to copy some fitness model that eats carbohydrates like a bird. You want to be big but don’t want to train heavy but at the same time want to be as strong as a strongman. Choose one and stick to it. We have all heard the phrase, “Don’t put your feet in different boats”. Abide by it!
Most people try to make up for their bad diet with supplements. If supplements were to make champions, then trust me, every rich guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth would be fit. They can help but definitely not more than a smartly planned diet meeting all your macronutrient requirements.