If you’ve been working out for a while now, eating fairly well, and still aren’t seeing the results you’re looking for, it could be due to a number of reasons.
Reason #1: Your goals are not REALISTIC. Setting unrealistic goals is a sure way to set yourself up for failure and damage your confidence and self esteem. Know what kind of body type you possess (just look at your pictures from childhood into early adulthood to get an idea) and focus on making it the best possible YOU. I’ve witnessed far too many people destroying bodies that they looked amazing at in order to become a better someone else.
Reason #2: You aren’t working out HARD ENOUGH. There was an article recently published citing how majority of adults overestimate how hard they are actually working out. People who were working at a 55-65% of maximum workload estimated that they were working at a 75% workload determined by their heart rate.
Reason #3: You aren’t doing WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU. Depending on your body type, there may be a training style that you will benefit from more than another. There is no one size fits all training style to suit everyone’s needs. Some people tend to benefit better from resistance training only, some metabolic only, some a certain combination of the two, but no one benefits from long durations of cardiovascular work with respect to their physique. Later this weekend, I will discuss the training methods for particular body types, so stay tuned!