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Why you’re NOT seeing gains!

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Making gains and seeing progress are the ultimate goals when you start a workout program, am I right?  If it’s not, then why waste your time.  If you’ve worked out long enough you’ve probably experienced a lack of “gains” for one reason or another.  Here are 10 reasons why you might not be making the gains you want.

1.) You don’t eat enough – Yes, you probably need to eat more.  When you workout, you can’t eat like a bird and expect to see awesome results.  Your body doesn’t work that way.  Whether you’re looking to gain muscle or lose fat, your body needs fuel to make gains possible.  Make sure you sit down, find a formula to measure you daily calorie intake, and  start setting your goals.

2.) Your body is not getting enough protein – When you workout, your muscles are literally torn down and need protein to help build them back up.  You should be consuming protein throughout the day and finding ways to incorporate it into all of your meals.  Not only does it help muscles recover but it keeps you feeling fuller longer so your not over eating.  The amount you need depends on several factors so be sure to find a formula to plug in the info and start getting the right amount of protein for you body. 

3.) You don’t track what you eat – If you’re not tracking what you eat, then you’re probably don’t have a clue what or how much you’re putting into your body.  Once your write down your goals and decided on a formula for success, you’ll need to track your macros (proteins, fats and carbs) to get incredible results. 

4.) Your inconsistent – Starting your day and not having a clue what workout you’ll be doing is a terrible idea.  You should have a workout calendar (all of my workouts come with one) and know exactly what you’ll be doing for the next 30, 60 or 90 days.

5.) Not enough ZZZZZ’s – Want the best results possible?  Then go to bed!  Lack of sleep not only effects how you workout but it can slowdown and even stop your gains all together.  If you’re looking to gain muscle, you need rest to help the body rebuild and grow.  If you’re looking to lose fat you’ll need to sleep to help your body, metabolism and brain function at its best.  Tired body = Little to no gains.

6.) Too random – Do you wake up everyday without a plan?  Do you head to the gym, not sure what workout you’ll be doing?  Do you complete random moves because you’re familiar with them?  Have a goal in mind and set a plan to achieve it.  If you’re goal is to gain muscle you shouldn’t be doing heavy cardio 3 or 4 times a week.  If you’re trying to lose weight you shouldn’t be doing heavy weight lifting.

7.) You lack intensity – To get the best results you’ll have to up your intensity just a bit.  I’m not talking about yelling and screaming or having someone bang on your chest before every set but you need to decide before you ever start that you’re going to give it all you got!

8.) Too much cardio – Cardio is great but if all you do is cardio you’ll find that your results will be lacking.  Yes, cardio is great for burning fat and increasing cardiovascular endurance but if you’re doing too much you’ll start to lose muscle which will lead to a slower metabolism and possible weight gain.

9.) Too impatient – Don’t base your results on someone else and don’t expect to lose the same amount of weight or get the same results in the same time as someone else, it doesn’t work that way.  Your body type is different from everyone else and besides results take time, no matter who you are.  Stick with the program and keep looking for ways to improve. 

10.) Not supplementing – Supplementing can help you close the gap between the nutrition you should have with the nutrition you’re actually getting.  Be careful and don’t over do it, decide what your body needs and go from there.  Remember, too much of a good thing can be detrimental.


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