why you are not getting stronger from working out?
So, you have been working out for quite some time but you haven’t got any stronger. Do you feel your strength level is same as it was before you joined gym? There can be many reasons behind your strength levels not increasing. So today I’m going to share few reasons which can be the reason behind your strength levels not increasing.
why you are not getting stronger from working out?
Mistake 5: No Proper Form.
One of the biggest mistakes done by many lifters in gym is not performing the exercise with proper form. This is the most common mistake done by beginners in the gym and even by advance lifters sometimes. Exercise form play an important role in increasing strength. Focus on your form to make sure your hitting the muscle which you wanted to hit in first place. If it means you have to decrease the weight then decrease the weight. Yes, lifting heavy weight can increase your popularity in gym and even some people lift heavy weight due to peer pressure in gym. But if your goal is to increase your strength levels you should focus to perform the exercise with proper form with weight that enable you to do so. This would not only increase your strength but would keep your injury free.
Mistake 4: Not Challenging Yourself.
Another common mistake which might be cause behind your strength level is not challenging yourself enough. This does not mean I am telling you to lift a heavy dumbbell just to challenge yourself. What I mean to say is when we do gym some exercise become our favourites and some are left in I don’t want to do them zone. We do our favourite exercises week after week. But if we do not change them and challenge ourselves with new exercises our strength level would get stuck because strength increase only when we keep challenging ourselves. This does not mean changing your exercises is the only way to challenge our body.
It can be done in many ways like we can increase our reps, do really slow reps or increase the weight. The point is to challenge yourself but in safe way. Don’t lift a weight you can’t handle.
Mistake 3: Over training.
Another reason why your strength levels might not increase is over training. Sometimes in order to increase our strength we end up over training ourselves. Just like under training is not good over training is also not good. This does not mean you should not challenge yourself. Understand both are different. Your workout should have a balance between the both. It should be capable of challenging you as well as keep you protected from over training yourself. Don’t do 6-7 exercise with total of 20 or above sets during a workout session. keep it short but still challenging.
Mistake 2: No proper rest between sets.
When I started gym. I was told that keep my rest period short between the sets it will make me strong and my strength will increase. I would keep my rest period short to 30 seconds. But it does not mean you have to take 30 seconds rest between sets. If you are doing a compound exercise like dead lift and after doing your set you feel totally exhausted but you take 30 second rest between each set and then go to do your second set. You can feel like you can’t even lift the same weight and thus forget about even increasing weight for your second set. The point is taking adequate amount of rest that you feel you need. If this mean taking 60 second or 2 min rest between each set do it. With proper rest between your set your ability to lift more weight will increase and thus your strength level would also increase.
Mistake 1: Nutrition
The no 1 mistake I believe to avoid whether you want to increase strength or lose weight is not taking care of your nutrition. Yes, you need fat, vitamins, minerals protein and carbs in your nutrition. But if your diet includes things like burger, pizza trust me your strength level will never increase. Exercising in the gym only and forgetting about your nutrition will never increase your strength. When we do exercise we damage muscles fibre’s which in order to repair themselves and become stronger than before need proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbs and healthy fat. But if we ignore our nutrition and keep lifting your strength levels instead of increasing will drastically decrease. So, keep your nutrition under check if you want to increase your strength levels.
There you have it, mistakes you should avoid if you want to increase your strength levels in the gym.
Building strength takes time and discipline. Don’t get demotivated with your current strength levels even if you are someone with really low strength level. No one become a beast in a day. But with hard work and dedication anyone can become a beast. So be positive and with above points in check you will surely be able to increase your strength levels.
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