physical training

5 Things to Keep Your Progress From Slowing Down in the Gym

5 Things to Keep Your Progress From Slowing Down in the Gym

Results are awesome. There’s nothing like seeing a direct correlation between the work you’ve been doing and the positive outcomes you’re experiencing.

What isn’t awesome however, is when even though you’re still putting in work, those results start to slow, sometimes to a screeching halt. For those of you new to a gym, you’ll likely see a big response to your efforts for about 3 months.

Here are 5 things you can change to break or prevent training plateaus

Why Motivation Is Overvalued and What You Really Need to Change Your Life

Why Motivation Is Overvalued and What You Really Need to Change Your Life

Instead, the people who have bodies that look fit and post a lot on social media, tell us all the time that “you can do it” and “there’s no day like today” (obviously I wouldn’t be a good motivational speaker). Multiply that voice by 1,000,000, add a call to action to buy a product and boom, you have the fitness industry.

What this does to every day people like you and I is it makes us think we have to be motivated all the time. We are bombarded with images of people that seem like they wake up, drink their bro-tein shake and spend all day itching to get to the gym. We then take on the notion that you have to be all jacked up 24/7 in order to live a fit and health life. That expectation we have of ourselves does a few things: