3 workout mistakes that are holding you back

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Putting in all this effort with little to no results?

It happens to a lot of people so let’s dive in to what’s holding you back and how you can correct it now!

Not training your muscle groups enough.

So many times, I will ask people, “how often are you working each muscle group?” and their reply, “usually 1-2 times a week.”

That’s not enough. You need to be working each muscle group 3 times a week. That’s why when I have a client who can only train 3 times a week, I have them do full body each day so they can get best results in a short amount of time. This is truly the minimum I recommend if you want to lose weight and tone up. If you are like me and like to train 5 days a week then I would do 1 full body day then break up the other 4 days between upper and lower body. That has worked great for myself and tons of my clients.

Working out too long or not enough.

This was something that happen to me. I was overworking my body and not allowing it to repair.

I had a flat butt and a little gut growing. haha I would work out for hours at a time. 4 hours to be exact. (yeah, I had no life then haha) I went 6 days a week and hated taking a day off but knew I needed to. Little did I know, I needed to cut back on how long I was in the gym during each session as well. Once, I cut back to 5 days a week and 1 hour sessions, the weight came off and my muscles finally popped. I wouldn’t recommend doing longer than 2 hours of exercise a day. You can be stressing your body out too much and causing more weight gain.

Also, not working out enough… this kind of goes back to my last mistake. I always tell people to get in the habit of exercising even if it is only 10 minutes a day because that will eventually become a habit and once it is, you will stick with it and maybe even train longer if you can. Consistency is key to success with anything but especially weight loss.

Too much cardio.

Where are all my cardio bunnies!? haha

I know a lot of women struggle with this because they don’t know what to do for workouts so they hop on the treadmill for an hour and go home. Which is better than nothing but 1 hour is too long for weight loss. You should be keeping your cardio anywhere from 20-40 minutes. If you love doing HIIT cardio then only do 20 minutes. If you like doing a nice steady pace then you can do up to 40 minutes but going longer than that, you have a chance of messing with your hormones so make sure you find a good balance  between cardio and weights for you and your body!

If you need help figuring out what workout style is best for your body type then book your free consultation with me now.

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