Thursday, November 3, 2016

Your Workout May Not Be Working As Well As You Think: Here's Why

So you’ve been sweating away at the gym for a few weeks now. Hopefully, you should already notice a big difference in your body. Your fitness should be improving, and your body should start to look a lot more toned.

Not noticed a big difference yet even though you’ve started working out and eating less? There could be a simple reason for that. It’s probably down to your workout. It might not be working as well as you think it is. Here are some reasons why that is.


You’re Not Putting Enough Into It
When was the last time you increased the intensity of your workout? Ideally, you need to increase it every three months. There is no point at just sticking to the same level of intensity. Otherwise, your body will get used to it, and your workouts won’t be effective anymore. You need to keep pushing your body. By doing so, it will adapt and become even fitter. It is also important to always mix up your workout styles. Make sure you are doing plenty of cardio and strength training. For example, using indoor training bikes as well as taking Yoga classes will be a good mix of cardio and strength workouts.

You’re Putting Too Much Into It
Unfortunately, you can also put too much into your workouts. If you end up training too hard, your exercising won’t have the desired effect on your body either. Your body needs time to rest in between workouts. This is very important, as the resting period is when your body heals itself and gets stronger. For this reason, it is crucial that you take at least three days out from your workout schedule each week. Sleeping well is also important. This ensures your body is always well rested before your next session at the gym!

You’ve Been Doing Too Much Too Soon
It is very important that you don’t throw yourself in at the deep end when it comes to your workouts. If you have never done much training before, you should take things slow and steady. Aim to increase your workout intensity levels slowly over a fairly long period. If you don’t, you will find that your workouts completely wipe you out and leave you unable to do much with the rest of your day! Your body may be shocked by this. Not only that, though, but if you take things too fast, you may even injure yourself. And that could end in you having to give up exercising for a couple of weeks while your body recovers.

Your Workout Makes You Too Hungry

It is normal to feel hungry after a workout. But make sure you fill yourself with healthy snacks, such as fruit and nuts. If that does not sate you, you may end up snacking on unhealthy carbs. One way to prevent this is to cut down on your training until your body gets used to it. When it does, you will find that you aren’t quite as hungry afterward.

This is a contributed post.

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