It hurts – but it’s worth it.
Sometimes when you have a gym session scheduled, you don’t want to go. But you drag yourself out into the cold. It’s tough – but it’s worth it.
You sacrifice the things you want to eat in favor of healthier food options – but it’s worth it.
It’s all worth it because you expect results. You want to be able to look in the mirror and see your body changing. The way the muscles become more defined, the strength you begin to gain, the stamina that allows you to do more and for longer. For those results, of course the sacrifices are worth it.
But what happens when you’re not getting the results that make it worth it?
Everyone reaches a point in their workout regime where it feels like this is going on. Despite putting in all the effort they can muster, the changes they want aren’t appearing. Or at least, they do not appear quickly enough.
There’s a whole range of ways people deal with this kind of setback, and unfortunately, some of them are not the right response. Corrective behavior needs applying, so if you ever reach that point, you can ensure you don’t make the same errors.
Mistake: Seeking Quick Solutions
“If it’s not possible to do this naturally,” they think, “then maybe I need more help. A little additional assistance…”
It’s such an easy trap to fall into, but it’s a nasty one. Going down the route of artificial boosting is just that; artificial.
What To Do Instead: As this review of Testofuel shows, it is possible to boost without going down the dark routes of enhancement. Seek out natural remedies or see a doctor, in case there is a medical reason for the lack of improvement.
Mistake: Giving Up
It’s almost impossible to motivate yourself when it feels like efforts are in vain. So the temptation is to downgrade the amount they do, because what’s the point?
What To Do Instead: Review your current regime, perhaps with a professional, to see if it can improve in some way. It’s also a good time to examine your diet and ensure you’re packing it full of beneficial foods. Giving up is not going to solve anything – it’s going to make it worse. And if you have been living clean, your body is not going to feel good returning to the old version of normal.
Mistake: Doubling Down
So the current exercise plan isn’t working, so they assume they need to do more. Rep counts double; cardio minutes treble. Of course, with the extra strain, the risk of injury goes higher and higher.
What To Do Instead: If you decide you do need to build up your regime, do it gently. A steady increase in stress is far more beneficial. You won’t lose any time to having to rehab an injury, so you won’t suffer further setbacks. It might take some time to build up to where you want to be, but persevere, and you will get there.