I’m sure you think you have a good workout plan, after all you did get it straight out of the best fitness magazine, and those fitness magazines are credible and only out for your best interests, right? Wrong! The fitness magazines job is to confuse you with thousands of workouts, thousands of opinions on diet and nutrition, random scientific studies on supplements, food, eating, etc. If they didn’t keep you so confused about what makes up a good workout plan, and they told you specifically what it was, then you’d stop buying their crappy magazine and actually get in shape. Also, in case you didn’t know it, but the supplement companies pretty much own all the fitness magazines, and you’re just buying a .95 ad magazine for the newest waste of money supplements. Anyway, now that I ruined fitness magazines for you, on to my main topic.
Why your workout sucks and how to fix it.
1. You never warm-up:
Don’t BS me, I know you don’t warm-up and even if you do, 9 times out of 10, you don’t do a proper warm-up. Warming up your muscles and your body is like priming the pump so it doesn’t break. A proper warm-up helps to lubricate your joints and ligaments and warms your muscles for maximum efforts. Not only that, but a warmed muscle is one that is less likely to be injured. 5-10 minutes of light exercise to build up a light sweat is all you need.
2. You never stretch:
Can you bend over and touch your toes without bending your knees? If you can’t, you are an injury waiting to happen. Stretching, much like warming up allows for muscles and ligaments to travel over larger ranges of motion and are much less susceptible to injury. Trust me, tearing a tendon is serious bad news.
3. You constantly change your workouts:
Whoever told you that changing up your workout all the time and changing exercises all the time lied to you. How will you ever know where you’re going or where you’ve been if you’re always changing things? Try keeping your workouts the same for 6 weeks or more at a time so you can actually give your workouts a chance and be able to gauge your progress. Not to mention, it seriously saps your motivation when you are always changing things.
4. You never keep track of anything:
A training journal is your best friend. There is no better motivator than looking back at your progress and seeing how far you’ve come. It’s also the best place to write down your goals.
5. The buy every new supplement that comes out thinking all you have to do is pop a few pills and you’ll magically get in great shape:
The only people coming out ahead when you buy that new diet pill or that new build muscle supplement that has ingredients in it that you’ve never heard of but promises the world is the supplement company selling it to you. Don’t get me wrong, some supplements are worth the money, but most do only two things, Jack and Squat and Jack just left town. Stop buying every new magic pill that comes out!
6. You constantly overeat or binge and starve yourself:
Eating too much in one sitting and having to unbuckle your top belt is not gonna help you get in great shape. Neither is eating a big meal and then skipping a meal or two. Starve yourself and the next time you eat, it will go straight to fat stores. Many small, well rounded meals, eaten throughout the day is the key to getting lean and staying lean.
A good workout plan is built on a solid foundation of a proper warm-up, stretching, the best workout routine you can find and sensible diet and supplementation. Do this and your workout will no longer suck.
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