Day in and day out people work their butts off trying to get the results they want. At first you see the results, but then after a while the results come slower and it takes longer for you to see the same effect. Here are 5 reasons that might be the cause of your plateau.
To get results, you have to keep stay consistent to a training program. Yes it’s tough to do the same thing over and over again, but sometimes it’s necessary. Now I’m not saying you have to do the same workout time in and time out, you can change it up from time to time, but the important part is that you challenge yourself. Now if you have trouble getting started on a plan, check out our 4 day hassle free program.
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2. Improper form.
Sure you’ll get some results by performing exercises/drill incorrectly, but not the ones you want. Imagine two athletes performing a squat: one goes through the full range of motion, while the other does partial movement. The first athlete will benefit more through the full rage of motion because he utilized every muscle to complete each rep. The second athlete will only work some of the muscles. The second athlete will also be at higher risk of injury. So make sure you perform each exercise correctly.
3. Not taking it seriously.
Often times I see people working out for the sake of working out. Week after week they do they same thing without improvements. When you train, you should train for a purpose. Whether that purpose is to be an elite athlete or to be a model or just feel healthier, you have to put in the effort to get what you want. Nothing worth having comes easy.
4. Not getting enough rest.
This is slightly counter intuitive, but rest is highly important to active individuals. When you workout, your muscles get fatigued and require time to recover. A lot of times when our lives get busy, sleep and rest will be the first to go. But the lack of sleep will not only limit you from training, but actually limit you from doing your daily tasks. So the take away? Listen to your body. If you feel like you can benefit from taking a day off, then take it!
5. Too many isolation exercises.
Most commercial gyms will have machines that work every body part. These machine are designed to target or isolate specific muscles in your body to make it easier to “feel the burn” in the area. The problem is that they actually limit your results. They stay in a fixed rage of motion and remove stabilizer muscles in the movement. Take the machine chest press for example: it will work your chest, shoulders, and triceps, but it will only move one way. Now if you were to perform the same movement using dumbbells or a barbell, you will benefit more through a larger range of motion as well as the use of stabilizer muscles to keep the weights balanced.
There you have it! Five of the most common reasons you don;t get the results you want.