In this post we will continue our previous discussion about fitness success habits to help you break your training plateau. Here are the next success habits for your training;
Select “money” exercises: simply put, some exercises deliver a lot more benefit than others. Multi-joint, compound exercises like snatches, cleans, squats, dead lifts, lunges, step-ups, bench presses, chest presses, seated rows, bent over rows, standing overhead presses, lat. Pull downs, pull-ups and chin-ups should make up the core of your exercise selection. No matter what your goals are you will get far better results by making the exercises listed above the core of your training program.
Keep a training log: If you want to see progress from your training, don’t leave things up to guess work. Remove all doubt and start tracking things. Track your progress via measurements such as body fat percentage, girth measurements, and body weight. Your training log can help you learn from your prior mistakes and help you achieve the results you are looking for at a faster rate.
Track what you eat: some experts say that 75-80% of your overall results are totally due to your nutrition. This may be surprising to you but you can gain muscle or lose fat on the exact same program. Your nutritional intake will totally dictate your results so if you really want to make some progress it can be a good idea to periodically track what you eat so that you can make sure that you are eating in a manner supportive to your goals.
Periodically evaluate your progress or lack thereof: no program works forever and no matter how effective a given program was you should mix things up when you are no longer seeing results from your efforts. The only way to judge the effectiveness of a training program is by the results it is producing or not producing. Some experts recommend checking your progress every 1-3 weeks to see if you are improving in the areas you want to. If you are not seeing improvements then that should be a mental note for you to make some changes. If you are seeing results, keep training until that program no longer delivers.
Find a great training partner: a great training habit that has the potential to improve your fitness results is to find a dedicated training partner. Choose carefully. You want someone who will challenge you, someone positive, someone to keep you on track, and someone who will help improve your training. You don’t want someone who is unreliable, negative, and lazy. Choose wisely and this training habit could mean renewed progress!
Find coaches and mentors: coaches and mentors can help save you lots of frustration. Coaches and mentors have been there before and help you achieve better results at a faster rate. They know little tricks to help you get back on track towards the results you want, so do yourself a favor and invest in yourself by learning from these experienced teachers.
There you have it, the success habits to help you break through those stubborn training plateaus. Implement some of these suggestions and i am sure that you will get back on track towards your fitness goals. Enjoy your training and keep focused on your goal.
Train with purpose.