Remove Self-Imposed Fitness Roadblocks

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Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy: Instantly Remove Self-Imposed Fitness Roadblocks

Everyone has an excuse of why they do not have the body they want. Whether it is a lack of time, too much stress, or bad genes, there’s no shortage of external factors to pin your shortcomings on.

It is time to take a look inward and see what you can change to rapidly skyrocket the results you get in the gym.

Boring Routine

Most people mosey into the gym and end up spending an hour doing what is most comfortable. In other words, the same stuff they’ve always done.

Progressive overload, the scientific term for the stimulus necessary to grow and improve, is not limited to weight. You can change the exercises you do, the order you do them in, and how you do them to accelerate gains.  Check out the workout routines page for more ideas on changing up your boring workouts.

Relying on Supplements

Supplements are a necessary part of physique building. However, it’s easy to get trapped in the hype and think that supplements are some sort of muscle salvation.

No matter how many supplements you decide to take, it is important that the foundation of your diet be real foods –meaning fresh, unprocessed stuff that you find at the perimeter of your supermarket. That’s the stuff your body craves to grow –supplements are just icing on the cake.

Skipping Cardio

With a million and one commitments in your life, hopping on an elliptical trainer for 45 minutes may be the last thing you want to do. However, you don’t need to sacrifice your social life just to burn off some belly fat.

By pushing yourself hard, especially with interval training, you can get more results with less time.

Not Recording

The more serious the bodybuilder, the more likely he records his workouts. A $.99 pad is one of the best investments you can make. You’ll never have to guess how much you should be putting on a particular lift. Also, seeing your gains in black and white is a fantastic motivator.

Dogging It

We have all been there. We have the enthusiasm of a stroke victim the moment we head for the gym. Not surprisingly, we’re lucky to lift the same we did a month ago.

Lackluster gym sessions may be a symptom of overtraining or a boring routine. To get out of your rut, tae a week or two completely away from the gym, or better yet, try some new fitness options like Pilates or MMA.

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