Does the way your body looks match the way you train? Are you working out more than ever but you’re still not seeing the results you want?
It’s frustrating to go hard at the gym day after day only to see your body stay the same. Then, in your frustration, you think you need to amp it up and that the only way to see results is to get your a** handed to you at Crossfit or Orange Theory.
That’s exactly what I don’t want you to do. And I’ve got science on my side on this one. (I break it down in the podcast, so listen.)
In my years of training and working with clients, these are the 3 biggest reasons you’re not seeing results from your workouts:
Your recovery doesn’t match your stress.
Training is a stressor on your body. It’s a good stressor, but when it’s overdone, your body goes into survival mode. Biologically that means that your body is going to store fat for energy when it can’t count on other factors to get the rest that it needs.
You have to balance the amount you’re stressing your body with the same amount of recovery, especially if you’re already stressed to the max in your job, parenting, relationships, whatever.
Ways to amp up recovery?
- Getting enough sleep.
- Drink more water.
- More nutritious food.
2. Your goals don’t match your workouts.
If you want to get toned and gain muscle mass, cardio beatdowns are NOT the way to go. High-intensity cardio workouts increase stress and cortisol levels, which again, causes our bodies to store fat. Needless to say, this scenario is not ideal for the sculpted body you want.
You’re not differentiating between training movements and training muscles.
Okay, this is where I get fired up in the podcast because I see so many people flinging weights around in the gym instead of focusing on slow, controlled movements that are key to building muscle mass.
**Also, those bastardized, Frankenstein movements that require 3-4 movements for one exercise, just don’t do it. They don’t work. You don’t use the same amount of weight for a squat as you do for a shoulder press, so WHY in the world are you combining them?
Just stop. I’m telling you how it is cuz I love you.
In this week’s podcast, I go in-depth on what you need to do every time you train if you actually want to see the results you’re looking for!
- Which training method has the biggest ROI re fat loss and muscle gain
- How to get your recovery time to match the amount of time your body is under stress
- Why “time under tension” is so important and why we need to get rid of the muscle confusion theory
If you’re not getting the results from your workouts that you want, and you’re ready to start seeing your abs, biceps, and quads breaking through, listen to this podcast before you train again!