1. You do the same exercise routine every week.
If you do the same routine over and over, your muscles will simply adapt and you’ll hit a plateau. However, if you challenge your muscles from a variety of angles by adding or alternating moves periodically, you’ll get significantly more muscle fibers into the act and develop more tone and strength.
2. You’re exercising too hard, too often and don’t get enough rest
If you don’t rest enough between hard cardio or strength workouts, you’ll stop making progress and may even lose some of the fitness you’ve gained. You’re also likely to burn out on exercise.
3. You’re not challenging your self enough with cardio
Sticking with the same aerobic workout can sabotage your results as much as pushing too hard. To truly boost your fitness (which enables you to burn more calories with less effort), you need to venture outside your comfort zone a couple of times a week, to the point where you’re somewhat winded and can feel your heart pounding.
4. You perform your reps too quickly when strength training
When you use momentum instead of muscle power, you don’t stimulate the muscles properly. You’ll also be more susceptible to injuries.
5. You avoid resistance training or don’t do it properly
If you don’t challenge your muscles with resistance training, you could be selling yourself short. When you train with weights or other forms of resistance, you see improvements in strength, tone and bone density. If you lift weights that are too light, you won’t see these improvements. If you lift weights that are too heavy, you’ll compromise proper form, increasing your risk of injury.
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