Ever feel like no matter how hard you’re working out, it isn’t having the desired effect? Wondered what are the reasons why your workouts aren’t working?
With my holiday coming up I have been getting some pretty serious training in! Hitting the camp workouts, the weights and the sprints up – ouch!
But I do see so many people getting it wrong with their workouts, putting in blood, sweat, tears and time yet seeing little if any reward, in fact quiet often the workouts are doing more harm than good!
If you are fed up with spending half of your life at the gym yet seeing little results, then it’s probably time to revamp your workouts.
Here are the most likely reasons your workouts aren’t working…
You’ve been doing them too long – doing the same workout for over 4 weeks can slow fat loss down and cause a plateau.
The body adapts to a new workout very fast and it takes less effort and energy to power through. Try something new – that’s why we make sure you never repeat the same workout twice in 4 weeks – we like to keep your body guessing!
You aren’t working hard enough – are you really giving it your all??
A high fat burning workout is short, fast and furious. You should be out of breath and just about able to speak.
You’re doing too much cardio –There is a misconception that the more cardio you do the better, but the opposite is true.
Long steady state cardio causes cortisol levels to rise (another fat STORING hormone)
Keep your cardio short and sweet, with short sharp bursts. Done right, 20 minutes can be enough.
You are scared of the weights area – Strength training will increase your metabolism and tone your body far better than cardio ever will.
Don’t be afraid of dumbbells! We use them all the time at BABEs!
You’re over-fuelling – you need to be burning more energy than you consume, so overeating, even healthy stuff, undoes all your good work!
Same for energy drinks. Unless you are an athlete, training several times a day, stick to our favourite fat burning elixir – H2O!
Other reasons include:
You’ve got the wrong gym buddy – choose wisely!
You’re inconsistent – for the best results you need to be consistent, dipping in and out will only keep putting you back and leave you prone to injury.
A few changes could make all the difference!
But you know who does it the best? Us of course!
We mix it up with short bursts of strength and cardio, using weights and HIIT for maximum fat burning, up to 48 hours after your workout!
Using boxing, kettlebells and dumbbells our classes keep the body guessing so your metabolism stays on red alert!
…Here’s number 8!
Make sure you’re using your whole body next time you’re working out – choose full body moves such as press ups, squats, rows, etc that use a range of muscles rather than isolated ones (as used in moves like bicep curls) will mean burning far more fat and using a lot more energy!
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