Trust the process.
To complement last week’s article on fat loss, this week I aim to cover three of the most common reasons why you might be struggling to gain muscle despite your best efforts.
3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
You decided to lose a bit of fat, you got your gym membership, and started going to a few fitness classes every week. You also cleaned up your diet, adding a bit more vegetables and cutting down on chocolate.
Two weeks later, you don’t see much of a change. And yet, you’re doing everything right! So what’s wrong?
In this article, I’m going to cover a few potential reasons that are getting in the way of your progress. Let’s get into Number 1!
Harnessing Extrinsic Motivation
When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.
Working in a commercial gym, I have the opportunity to talk about fitness with individuals from all walks of life. When I ask how their training is going, the number one obstacle they bring up is the big bad M-word: motivation.
In fact, many of them hire a personal trainer just to have someone to push them to exercise and eat in a different way.
But what is motivation? And how can you manipulate it to succeed in your fitness journey?
In this article, I will examine different types of motivation and how to harness the most common one to achieve your fitness goals.
Fitness Q&As – Part 2
Useful Links: Part 1
Fitness helps me think better, feel better, and move better.
Welcome to the second part of the Fitness Q&As series. If you missed Part 1, click the link at the top to check it out.
This week’s topics include:
Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.
In 2018, the ketogenic diet, colloquially known as “keto”, was the third most searched diet in the UK, according to Google Trends. In America, it was the fourth result, but, considering the first one was the TV show Shark Tank, I would say it still counts as a bronze medal among nutritional strategies.
In a similar vein to my previous post on the vegetarian diet, this article aims to offer a basic understanding of the ketogenic diet and to bust some myths, covering:
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