Reasons your workout isn’t working

By: Health Local Staff Jan 30, 2012
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Reasons your workout isn’t working

Not getting the results you were hoping for? You may be overlooking a few important details.

Have you been wondering why it seems like no matter how many sit ups you do, there is no change in your mid-section? Does it seem like the extra luggage on the under-side of your arm is getting heavier, despite all of the work you’re putting in? Have you been working out only to see no physical results? You can be sure that there are probably several reasons your workout isn’t giving you the results that you were hoping for.

Believe it or not, one of the most common reasons that a workout doesn’t work is because you may be working out too hard, and you may be doing it too regularly. If the body doesn’t rest properly between intense workout sessions, it won’t benefit from the efforts and no progress will be made. In fact, it may have the opposite effect all together. It’s best to only engage in a strenuous workout about three times a week. In between, perform shorter routines. Remember that the more you put into your workout, the more the body needs to recuperate.

Another thing that can stunt the effects of your workout is that you may not be taking your time when it comes to the repetitions in your workout. Each rep should take at least 6 seconds to complete. Lifting should take fewer seconds than relaxing. In terms of strength training, this can make all the difference in how much your body responds to your workout regimen.

Something else that you may not realize can prevent your workout from being effective is doing the same exercise routine, over and over again, will eventually cause you to plateau. This means that there will come a time when your body can no longer benefit from the exercises that you are performing. When this happens, it’s time to change your routine. It’s recommended that you switch up your workout routine on a regular basis to continuely challenge your body.

There are many things that can cause your body to not respond to your exercise routine. Most times, they are things that can be rectified simply and quickly. A little bit of research can help you figure out where you are going wrong and the step to take to fix it.

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