I get a lot of questions from people who have been exercising for a certain period of time and aren’t seeing the weight loss or fitness results they want.
I mean, fitness isn’t magic. You can’t yell “ABRACADABRA!” and then all of a sudden you’ve reached all your fitness goals. (In my case, being able to climb mountains in a single bound and eat half marathons for breakfast.)
But there are a set of common workout routine problems and misconceptions. By making your workout routine awesome and varied, you can get stronger and faster and better than that one Daft Punk song.
Without any further dilly dallying, here are five common problems with your workout routine:
Problem #1: No Strength Training
Without strength training, you’ll lose muscle mass and get that “skinny fat” look because your metabolism has slowed down. Strength training is key to losing weight and getting fit, and without it, you won’t see results! Make sure you get at least 1-2 days of strength training in per week.
Problem #2: Too Much Steady State Cardio
Walking on the treadmill for three hours every day can wear down muscles and slow down your metabolism.
More intense workouts are more effective at burning fat, and High Intensity Interval Training has been shown to improve mitochondrial function and help you lose weight! Read more about HIIT here. [Read more...]