1. You Aren’t Following a Program
A recent survey at the University of Stanford found that those who followed a program vs those who didn’t were 70% more likely to achieve their self reported fitness goals. That means more than HALF the battle is picking a program and sticking to it. Program’s do an amazing job limiting decision fatigue and removing complication from our already busy lives.
2. Low Protein Consumption
For those who have made the commitment & are going to the gym regularly, protein consumption is really the difference in seeing results or staying the same. Those trying to add muscle and lower body fat percentage should aim for .8grams of protein per lb of bodyweight. Those looking to add increase muscle mass & maximize their strength gains should aim for 1-1.2grams of protein per lb of bodyweight.
3. Wrong Style of Exercises
Decided you want to lose weight and ended up doing endless amounts of cardio? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. The best style of exercise differs from person to person but one rule remains constant: the best style of exercise is the one you enjoy doing! For me & the 1000’s of women who follow my exercise programs Progressive Overload Resistance Training reigns supreme. You see, by keeping the heart rate low & eating adequate amounts of protein we are able to turn your body into a fat burning machine. By progressively increasing your weight stimulus or amount of reps we are able to force the body to adapt to the changing stimuli and reduce plateaus.
4. No focus on Recovery
Nutrition is an important part of recovery but its not the only part. Sleep is equally important to seeing the results of all your efforts in the gym and in life. Sleep is when your body builds its lean muscle mass. Making sure we are getting our full 8 hours gives us the best chance at seeing all the fruits of our labor.
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