Have you spent the past few months exercising and achieving your dream body? Did you follow everything your gym instructor or your favorite fitness blogger told you and still not attain the body type you want? If you are getting frustrated, confused, and losing motivation since you don’t see any results from working out, maybe because it is one of the following:
Are You Working Hard Enough?
Are you in the gym every day but not seeing any results from your body? Ask yourself, “am I working hard enough?” “do I give up too fast?”, “is the weight I’m lifting too light?”. Just because you are exercising regularly, it means that you are working hard enough. Think about what your routine in the gym is and how much effort you are giving. The Health Constitution suggests that you should understand your fitness level and determine your capacity. By having a clear idea of your cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, body composition, and flexibility, you can attain your aspired physical goals.
Do You Vary Your Workouts?
Sticking on your same and plain routine will do you no good. Not only can it hinder your result, but you can get bored and lose motivation. It would be best if you try different types of workout alternatively to target all your muscle groups. You can try LISS, HIIT, CrossFit, weight lifting, plyometrics, bodyweight training, and even yoga. If you just focus on cardio exercise, then you couldn’t gain any muscle. And if you focus on lifting weights, your endurance will not improve. Your body needs new stimuli and varying training intensity to see better results.
Are You Letting Your Body Recover?
Yes, you need to work hard enough, but at the same time, you need to let your body recover from seeing fitness results. Exercise can cause microscopic tears in your muscle tissue, and when you are resting, your fibroblasts cell repair it. Through this, your muscles will heal and grow. Moreover, you need to ensure that you are getting enough sleep because the amount and quality of your sleep will affect your results. If you are a beginner, you can train three times a week, and you can gradually up it to five days or more.
Do You Have A Healthy Diet?
Your hard work at the gym will all go to waste if you don’t have a proper and healthy diet. Our bodies are all different from each other, and we all have different nutrient requirements. Avoid eating fast foods and junk food, instead eat high-quality proteins and essential fats. You can read articles online or ask a dietician or nutritionist if you want to know more. No matter how hard you are working out, if your body is not receiving the required nutrients, you won’t see any improvements.
Check if you are making any of these mistakes and do something to change it. But just remember that don’t set the bar too high and manage your expectations. After all, progress varies from one person to another.