NO PROGRESSIVE OVERLOAD
We work with a lot of people who come from a ‘classes only’ background.
The common complaint amongst these exercisers is a sense of frustration at training so hard with minimal progress beyond feeling fitter and less out of breath.
If you are a beginner looking to lose weight then the main aim is to move as much as possible.
If you stick with it for long enough eventually progress will stall and that is when you will need to take a deeper look into how you train.
Progressive overload is the end number of your total weight lifted x sets x reps. Making sure this number goes up over time is a fundamental training principle that MUST be applied in order to make long term, significant progress.
Changing your workouts every week or jumping on the bandwagon of the latest fad might make you sore for a few sessions and give you that feel good factor of trying something new but often it ends at just that.
Your fitness is very important but don’t neglect strength training in favour of the quick calorie burn time and time again.
Following a structured plan which sees you lifting heavy, working all of the movement patterns and improving your fitness levels is the best route for pro-longed success.
Your investment will pay off later down the line.
Have you ever trained so hard that you had to lay on the sofa all day or worse you couldn’t walk all week due to being so sore?
Whatever your goal is, making sure that you have a plan in place to recover from your sessions will be important to ensure you are ready to train by the time your next workout comes round.
Set yourself the target of following a set plan 3-4 times per week with planned progressions alongside a daily activity goal and mobility routines.
Your motivation and progress will skyrocket!
If you’ve ticked off the above and you still aren’t making progress then it’s not the training that’s the problem.
Ever heard the phrase “You can’t out-train a bad diet”?
Whilst I don’t think this is completely true, the lengths you will need to go to in order to out-train a bad diet is something that very few can successfully manage.
Either learn about the calories and protein content in the foods you eat or follow a diet with rules that you can stick to for the long term.
You don’t need to be perfect but you do need to be better than you are now.
When you begin to make progress it’s amazing how much easier it is to stick to those changes and even begin to make more.
Set yourself up with a plan that works for you. Get in touch with us today to get started.
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