When you start in the gym, it is effortless to improve and you do not have to squeeze your head too much. But as the weeks and months go by, the progress is not so linear, generating a great lack of motivation.
Here are some tips to keep you progressing
Enjoy The Sport
First and foremost advice is that if you don’t enjoy strength sports and training in a gym, don’t force yourself to do it. Give yourself a few months, try to adapt the training to you, and if you still don’t like it, change your sport because, in the long run, you will end up getting better results with a sport you enjoy.
Something very important that you have to do yes or yes, is to control the fatigue that you accumulate while training since this can determine your results. Don’t push yourself to the limit on every set you do because this will break you down and make your health worse, rather than better.
Set realistic goals
Perhaps at some point in your time in the gym, you consider getting competition bodies. But this is not possible in most cases because normally it cannot be achieved naturally, either due to the use of illegal substances or because in the photos you see, they use editing tools, which make the fact of obtaining these bodies, just be an unrealistic goal.
Don’t trust everything they tell you
Do not believe everything they tell you because in this sport, on the one hand, there are many myths, and on the other hand, very few absolute truths. Therefore, always look for what best suits you, be critical of everything, do not consult the information in a single source, and see if the information you receive is contrasted with science.
Supplements are not magic
The sports supplementation industry, as a general rule, tries to make you believe that supplements are better than they really are. There are many supplements that work, but the effect you will achieve with them is not comparable to what a good diet, training or rest can give you.
The technique is more important than the kilos moved
Never sacrifice the technique of an exercise in favor of increasing the weight you move. It is very difficult to have to deal physically and mentally with an injury, and we are not immune to injury. The more you compromise technique, the more likely you are to injure yourself.
Take care of your diet and training equally
Diet is just as important as training, and you’re not going to get the results you want if you don’t pay enough attention to both.
Surround yourself with people who have the same goals as you
It is important because, although you can learn about how to lead a healthy life, the people around you can condition you more than you may think.
Don’t change your training constantly
Do not change your training routine entirely with the intention of surprising the muscle. If something works for you, do not change it, although you can improve it.
Don’t cut out your carbs
Carbohydrates are not your enemy, remove the opposite. If in strength training carbohydrates are used as the main source of energy, if you reduce them, you will compromise your progress.
If you want to lose fat, reducing them might be an option, but don’t cut them out completely.
Warm up before training is a must. It may not make sense at first, but it can increase your performance and make you less prone to injury.