No pain no gain. That’s the old motto everyone who successfully followed a workout routine chanted in their heads on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the average gym member quits after only six months, well before any results actually begin to show. Take a look at some of these more common mistakes and make sure that your workout routine is squared away.
Go Big or Go Home
I had an old football coach back in High school that used to say “Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect”, it didn’t really make sense to me then or now. But I think he meant that if you want serious results you got to take serious action. The same principle applies to workout routines. You’re not going to see toned thighs and a solid butt while you read a book and walk on a treadmill. You’ve got to push yourself every day and maximize your workout routine.
Doing the Wrong Workout Routine
Think about where you learned your workout routine. If it isn’t personally designed for you then you’re probably not getting the most out of it. Decide what your goals are and sit down with a personal trainer and have them plan out a specialized workout routine that fits your needs.
When you do the same workout routine day after day your muscle growth, weight loss or strength increase will hit a point where change is no longer apparent. To escape this plateau you need to change your workout routine every few weeks or once a month. Simply change your exercises or the amount of weight, reps or length of your workout routine.
Improper technique while doing exercises is probably the most common mistake when following a workout routine. Without the proper form, you’re likely to see below par results and could possibly set yourself up for a potential injury. Consult a personal fitness trainer about form and technique when designing your workout routine.
If you set realistic goals, eat healthy food and follow a personalized workout routine you can see amazing results relatively fast. But remember, the two most given reasons for quitting a workout routine are lack of time and lack of results. So be patient, find 30 minutes a day and you’ll be on your way to accomplishing your healthy living goals.