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3 Reasons your workout isn't working

The intensity is more important than length of training

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Even though you workout every day you are still not achieving the results you wish for? I have been through this so I know how frustrating this can be. Read today's article to find out the 3 most common reasons, why your workout isn't working.


You aren’t training hard enough

Even though you workout every day you are still not achieving the results you wish for? I have been through this so I know how frustrating this can be. Read today's article to find out the 3 most common reasons, why your workout isn't working.

Just because we spend hours exercising does not mean we will get results. It is the intensity of the exercise that is more important than the overall time exercising. You can spend an hour on the treadmill but if you are not pushing yourself then it is time wasted. 30 minutes exercise that leaves you sweating, out of breath and tired is better than 60-90 minutes of exercise where you hardly sweat. One tip is to swap steady state cardio sessions for high intensity intervals.

You are training too much

If you train hard then the body needs rest days to recover from your workouts. The rest day is when your body repairs itself and rebuilds muscle. If you train too much the body has no chance to repair and so all you are doing is damaging your body a little bit more each workout. Instead of getting fitter and stronger you will be weaker and tired. Make sure you have a rest day and you mix your workouts. For example put a cardio session in between resistance workouts.

You aren’t progressing

Your body is amazing! When you exercise your body adapts to that exercise (this is how we get stronger and fitter). This means the next time you do the exercise it is a little bit easier. If we do not increase the intensity of the exercise there is nothing to make our body adapt. Every time you train keep a record and try to improve the next time. If you are doing resistance work try and do 1 or 2 more reps, or try and increase the weight. If you are doing a cardio workout try and do it in a faster time.

These are 3 main reasons why you may not be getting the results you want from your workout. If you have any experience of these or any tips why not share them here? 

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