If I told you there was a pill you could take after every meal that would improve your insulin sensitivity, aid in digestion, burn a few calories, and all around make you feel better, would you take it? What about if I told you it was completely free! That’s right, 100% free, except you might want to invest in an umbrella, winter coat, and new pair of shoes.
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
I know what you might be thinking, “but I really feel those workouts! They always make my legs burn!” And that’s kind of a problem. It’s common to get obsessed with feeling a movement or workout and ignoring things that will produce the results we want. Read to learn common mistakes beginners and even many advanced trainees make and how to correct them.
“Working out will give you more energy? Yeah right! I’ve worked out before and I did NOT have more energy”
That’s usually the response I get when I tell someone that complains about being too tired to workout, that if they worked out, they would actually have more energy. I guess, it stands to question, is that true or just a way to sell gym memberships? Let’s investigate:
Every person has a list, and a big one at that, of individual discrepancies that will shape how you should be eating. Everything from underlying diseases and the status of your microbiome to what you like to eat or how often you like to eat. As a personal trainer, my job is to take in this complex equation with dozens of variables and produce an answer leading to the desired result.
While I can’t train every single one of you, I can give you some things to look for, to make the right choices for you, based on your goals. Here are 5 things you can do today to positively effect your fitness goals: