You’ve been working out hard day in and day out
You think you’ve been doing everything right but you’re not seeing the results you want, not losing fat… Why? I know that it’s incredibly frustrating to put everything into your workout and get nothing out of it.
Not losing fat?
Fear not, for I may have the solution to your problem!
1. Are you in a calorie deficit?
Losing weight (muscle or fat) requires a calorie deficit. If you consume more calories than you need you won’t lose weight.
2. You don’t have a plan.
Are you just winging it? Going through the motions? Setting goals and sticking to them is incredibly important. Goals that mean something to you and create urgency are very effective.
3. Macros? What?
As well as being in a calorie deficit your macronutrient ratios need to be in place for the most effective results. How many carbohydrates, proteins and fats you consume determine what your body will look like, how you will feel and how you will perform. Eating nothing but bread and potatoes will yield very different results than eating nothing but chicken and eggs. Neither of these examples are recommended!
4. Cardio bunny?
Resistance training is a must in every training plan. Resistance training helps retain muscle, boosts your metabolism and is great for your health in general!
5. Appropriate training plan?
Is your training plan appropriate for fat loss? If your routine is made up of isolation exercises (bicep curls, leg extensions, etc) you won’t be initiating as much of a metabolic response as compound exercises would (squats, deadlifts, etc). So leave the triceps kickback and replace it with dips!