Why Aren’t I in Better Shape?
So… you are training 3-4 times a week, your diet is “okay” and you’re putting the effort in, so why aren’t you in the shape you want to be in?
Now while there are probably hundreds of possible reasons for this, ranging from hormone imbalances and food intolerances, all the way to the more obvious things such as a shitty diet and excess alcohol consumption.
My plan for this mini series of blogs is bring to the fore a few of the most common areas that people slip up on, which can have a major impact on both your health and your results.
The first one has to be nutrition.
As I delve into my bag of clichés the first one that comes to hand is the one, “you can’t out train a bad diet”. And it is true, but this isn’t as black and white as it may seem.
Any good fat loss program will actively promote the building of muscle, yes ladies, this is vitally important if you want to look toned and lean. However, lifting weights and doing all the right things in the gym is a wasted exercise, excuse the pun, if you aren’t following suit with your nutrition outside of the gym.
More often than not, when looking at food diaries I am shocked by the little amount of “real” food I see. In order for your body to build muscle, and therefore, build greater calorie burning potential, you have to give it the nutrients and fuel that it needs to do so.
When you are training hard you need to make sure that you are giving your body the fuel, not only perform in the gym but also to recover from it, this is an important, and all to often over looked, element of training.
Failure to recover will only result in fatigue, a decrease in performance and a lot of frustration when results don’t match your efforts. You need to fuel your body for both performance and recovery.
Read more in our Nutrition Made Simple guides.
Please don’t fall victim of the move more, eat less BS. Instead move more and eat more of the right stuff. You’ll get better results.
Train well, eat well, and recover well.
We help our members with a nutritional programme that works for them, if you’re struggling, give us a shout at our gym in Old Street or try out our personal training in London and we’ll help you work out a plan that suits you.
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- Commit to Your Chosen Training Plan – Don’t Quit
- Training In Your 50’s Compared To Your 30’s: Does Anything Need to Change?
- Do I Need Personal Training To Get In Shape?
- What To Do If I Hit a Plateau In My Training?