Reasons why your gym programme is not working for you.

14th June * 2 min read

It is quite common that people in the gym are training and putting the hours in but not seeing the results. Here are a few reasons to think about….

There are a number of reasons that your gym regime may not be working for you

If you have been exercising consistently for several weeks, months or years, it’s definitely time to increase the intensity and start pushing yourself. As you work out more and more, your body adapts and becomes more efficient at doing that certain activity. This means that over time, the 30-minute workout that was challenging for you three months ago doesn’t provide the same results. In fact, you’re actually burning fewer calories and your body is no longer changing if you’re still doing the same old thing.

You’re working too hard

Yes, you can actually work out too hard and too much. If you’re someone who goes all out in every workout, or rarely to never takes a day off to rest, you could actually be breaking your muscles down instead of building them. If you always feel tired and sore, have unexplained headaches, insomnia or just a general lack of motivation and an inability to complete your workouts, you may be overtraining.

You haven’t changed your diet or you reward yourself with food

Exercise is fantastic, but if you’re not eating a nutritious diet with the appropriate number of calories for weight management, you could be shooting yourself in the foot. Proper nutrition fuels your workouts, but eat too much and you could gain weight (or hurt your weight-loss efforts), and eat too little, and you won’t have enough energy to exercise. Take a look at our blog “Why you can’t out exercise a bad diet“.

You’re only doing cardio

Cardio is important for calorie burning, but a proper exercise plan includes cardio, strength training and flexibility. If you’re just doing cardio, then you will be burning calories and strengthening your cardiovascular system, but you won’t be really changing your body composition by building more muscle. For that you need >strength training!

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