It can be pretty deflating when you feel like you are working hard but not seeing the results you want from your training.
Our coach, Emma D has written down the questions she asks her clients when they feel like they have hit a wall. Ask yourself and see where you think you can make changes to your training, your nutrition and your lifestyle.
Q1: Are you being CONSISTENT with your training? Stick to a regular routine of workouts that works with your lifestyle that you’re able to maintain.
Q2: Are you TRACKING PROGRESS? Logging exercises/weights/intensity in the gym is essential to ensure you’re applying the right stimuli to your body each week to get stronger and fitter.
Q3. Are you working at the CORRECT INTENSITY? Unfortunately nothing comes easy, you should be pushing yourself pretty damn hard at least twice a week to see improvements depending on your goals. However it’s also just as important to take rest days/weeks to avoid burnout.
Q4. What is your NUTRITION like? Majority of your diet should be coming from whole foods, adequate protein and a healthy balance of carbs, fats and essential micronutrients for optimal functioning.
Q5. Are you getting enough SLEEP? Sleep is a crucial part of recovery and avoiding burnout/sickness, aim for 7-9 hours per night.
Q6. How is your STRESS management? Exercise is already a stressor to the body, so adding too much your body will make it difficult to recover and improve both in and out of the gym. Make sure you give yourself time out to relax and reenergise for the week ahead.
For more tips and to chat to our coach Emma in club or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org