Last week, we talked about the fact that for many people, the gym is a social activity, but that is something that can hurt your progress. You may be going to the gym and not getting results because you are talking more, and moving less, but even if you are not a social butterfly, that does not mean that all your hard work will result in success. What else might trip you up? It could be that you are simply spinning your wheels because you are doing the same thing over and over again. While repetitions are good in respect to exercise, that does not mean you should be doing the same thing month after month, or even week after week.
Even if you diligently go to the gym, and have a routine, when was the last time you changed it? A routine is only good for several weeks. After that, your body adapts, and you will not see results. What can you do? Invest in a personal trainer or read about weight training. Do some research and change up the routine every few weeks. In our forthcoming book Change Your Mind: Lose Weight, exercise examples are provided to show you how to change the routine in order to get the results you want.
It is also important that you do the correct exercises. You must learn how to shape your body. Otherwise, your effort will be for naught. Knowing what you are doing, and then doing the required exercises, will make a tremendous difference in the outcome. Part 3 of this series will appear next Thursday when we address increasing your intensity level.