Friday, December 18, 2015

My BODY is NOT changing.....WHY ?

Why is my body NOT changing ? At some point your body is going to adapt to what you are doing. The only way to shake things up is to CHANGE what your doing now to something else. What happens is that people hit a plateau. Those are not fun and most importantly they can make you second guess everything you put your hard work into. I even fall into this trap because I want it now ! The only way to break through a plateau is to keep pushing forward. It's easier said than done however I have few great tips to keep you on your toes and out of a slump!
The first step is to change your mentality ! If you are just lifting the little weights and not going up but the weights are so easy for you, you are doing injustice to yourself. Lifting heavy will NOT make you bigger. Actually, lifting will make you smaller. Make sure that you are picking a weight that you are challenged by. If you are going for 12 reps and you can go to 15-20 the weight is TO LIGHT. Howerver if you are choosing a weight tan getting only 6-8 reps it might be too heavy. You need to pick a weight that challenges you and a weight that allows you to keep good form.
Cardio in some form is necessary. You do not need to spend hours in the gym slaving over the treadmill. I mean who really does want to do that. Make your cardio sessions, fun so you WANT to do them.The type of cardio you do should also change. You need to add intensity and HIIT training. Forget about watching your favorite tv show, ditch the machine and invest in a weighted vest and you can become the machine that your body was meant to be !
If you start to get bored, switch it up! Add in some functional training that will tax your body and shred it up at the same time. Nothing is better than getting in an awesome workout that challenges you physically to do more! Functional strength training involves performing work against resistance in such a manner that the improvements in strength directly enhance the performance of movements so that an individual’s activities of daily living are easier to perform. The primary goal of functional training is to transfer the improvements in strength achieved in one movement to enhancing the performance of another movement by affecting the entire neuromuscular system.
And the mother of all advice: GET YOUR DIET RIGHT ! I can't state this enough. You need to fuel your body and your workouts to get the results that you desire. If you are just eating trash you will perform like it and results will take a lot long. Trust me on this you can't out perform a bad diet ... EVER !
Using these tips you should be able to pinpoint the stalling point you are having and now you have the tools to fix it !!

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